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Page 134 - of the reign of our Sovereign Lord " Charles the Second, by the grace of God, of England, " Scotland, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the " Faith, &c. and in the year of our Lord Christ, one
Page 251 - his rev'rend temples crown'd; ' 'Twas very want that sold them for two pound. What! e'en deny'da cordial at his end, Banish'd the doctor, and expell'd the friend ? " What but a want, which you, perhaps, think mad " Yet numbers feel, the want of what he had ! " Cutler and Brutus, dying, both exclaim, " Virtue and wealth, what are ye but a name?
Page 251 - Cutler saw tenants break, and houses fall, ' For very want he could not build a wall. ' His only daughter in a stranger's pow'r, For very want he could not pay a dow'r. A few grey
Page 27 - their freedoms; holding them, In human action and capacity, Of no more soul, nor fitness for the world, Than camels in the war ; who have their provender Only for bearing burdens, and
Page 232 - concurrence of fortuitous circumstances as history teaches " us not to be surprised at, had fallen into the hands of " one, than whom a baser could not be found in its lowest " ranks. Personal courage appears to have been Monk's " only virtue ; reserve and dissimulation made up the
Page 285 - head, Mr. Percival, still finding the Earl of Liverpool averse to the Premiership, united in name, as he had already done in effect, the two offices of First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Lord Liverpool
Page 228 - gravity and wisdom; and understood not only the " whole science and mystery of the law: at least, equally with " any man who had ever sat in that place ; but had a clear " conception of the whole policy of the government both " of church and state; which, by the unskilfulness of some " well-meaning men, justled each the other too much.
Page 70 - She granted her servants and courtiers patents for monopolies; " and those patents they sold to others, who were thereby enabled to " raise commodities to what price they pleased, and who put invincible " restraints upon all commerce, industry, and emulation in the arts. It " is astonishing to consider the number and importance of those