A Life of Anthony Ashley Cooper: First Earl of Shaftesbury. 1621-1683, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1871 - Great Britain
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Page 429 - Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages curst: For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit; Restless, unfixed in principles and place, In power unpleased, impatient of disgrace ; A fiery soul, which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay.
Page 430 - A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.
Page 176 - With public zeal to cancel private crimes. How safe is treason and how sacred ill, Where none can sin against the people's will, "Where crowds can wink and no offence be known, Since in another's guilt they find their own ! Yet fame deserved no enemy can grudge ; The statesman we abhor, but praise the judge.
Page c - We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
Page 175 - Got, while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless lump, like anarchy. In friendship false, implacable in hate, Resolved to ruin or to rule the state; To compass this the triple bond he broke, The pillars of the public safety shook, And fitted Israel for a foreign yoke; Then, seized with fear, yet still affecting fame, Usurped a patriot's all-atoning name.
Page 136 - I, AB, do declare, That I do believe that there is not any transubstantiation in the sacrament of the Lord's supper, or in the elements of bread and wine, at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever.
Page 254 - Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether boldest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place ; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Page 175 - In Israel's courts ne'er sat an Abethdin With more discerning eyes or hands more clean ; Unbribed, unsought, the wretched to redress, Swift of dispatch, and easy of access. Oh!, had he been content to serve the Crown With virtues only proper to the gown...
Page 434 - One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, (and I think I am poor enough to be one,) I would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,' and then gave him the plan for it.
Page 433 - Ev'n in the most sincere advice he gave He had a grudging still to be a knave. The frauds he learnt in his fanatic years Made him uneasy in his lawful gears: so At best as little honest as he could, And, like white witches, mischievously good. To his first bias longingly he leans, And rather would be great by wicked means.

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