The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery, Mont Benger, Volume 14 (Google eBook)

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T. Boys, 1826 - Anecdotes
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Page 67 - If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all do know this mantle: I remember The first time ever Caesar put it on; 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent, That day he overcame the Nervii: Look, in this place ran Cassius...
Page 36 - ... he said, who had an American heart in his bosom who would not have thrown open his fields, his barns, his cellars, the doors of his house, the portals of his breast, to have received with open arms the meanest soldier in that little band of famished patriots? Where is the man? There he stands but whether the heart of an American beats in his bosom you, gentlemen, are to judge.
Page 87 - Tory, by which, and sometimes without any material difference, this island has been so long divided. The court party reproached their antagonists with their affinity to the fanatical conventiclers in Scotland, who were known by the name of Whigs ; the country party found a resemblance between the courtiers and the popish banditti in Ireland, to whom the appellation of Tory was affixed : and after this manner, these foolish terms of reproach came into public and general use ; and even at present seem...
Page 140 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Page 39 - I take my subjects' money when I want it, without all this formality of parliament ? ' The Bishop of Durham readily answered, ' God forbid, Sir, but you should : you are the breath of our nostrils.' Whereupon the King turned and said to the Bishop of Winchester, ' Well, my lord, what say you ? ' ' Sir,' replied the bishop, ' I have no skill to judge of parliamentary cases.' The King answered, ' No putoffs, my lord ; answer me presently.' ' Then, Sir,' said he, ' I think it is lawful for you to take...
Page 113 - But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.
Page 7 - Mr. Bacon, if you have any tooth against me, pluck it out; for it will do you more hurt, than all the teeth in your head will do you good.
Page 37 - Washington and liberty, as it rung and echoed through the American ranks, and was reverberated from the hills and shores of the neighboring river " but hark! what notes of discord are these which disturb the general joy, and silence the acclamations of victory they are the notes of John Hook, hoarsely bawling through the American camp, beef! beef! beef!
Page 143 - He particularly excelled in a most luminous explanation, and display of his subject. His style of argument was neither trite and vulgar, nor subtle and abstruse. He hit the house just between wind and water. And not being troubled with too anxious a zeal for any matter in question, he was never more tedious, or more earnest, than the preconceived opinions and present temper of his hearers required ; to whom he was always in perfect unison. He conformed exactly to the temper of the house; and he seemed...
Page 80 - That all writs, processes, commissions, patents, grants, and other things, which now run in the name and style of the keepers of the liberty of England by authority of Parliament...

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