Lectures chiefly on subjects relating to literary and scientific and mechanics' institutes (Google eBook)

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Bosworth and Harrison, 1860 - Mechanics' institutes - 222 pages
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Page 183 - Wellington's concentrated forces were enjoying, through his sageprovisions, the utmost comfort and abundance within their lines, the French army was gradually reduced to the last extremities of destitution and disease, and Massena at length broke up in despair, to commence a retreat which was never afterwards exchanged for an advance.
Page 183 - ... of the troops in the last resort. The main strength of the works had been thrown on the second line, at which it had been intended to make the final stand, but even the outer barrier was found in effect to be so formidable as to deter the enemy from all hopes of a successful assault. Thus checked in mid career, the French marshal chafed and fumed in front of these impregnable lines, afraid to attack, yet unwilling to retire. For a whole month did he lie here inactive, tenacious of his purpose,...
Page 183 - ... at every point of the attack, and Wellington proved, by one of his most brilliant victories, that his retreat partook neither of discomfiture nor fear. Rapidly recovering himself, however, Massena followed on his formidable foe, and was dreaming of little less than a second evacuation of Portugal, when, to his astonishment and dismay, he found himself abruptly arrested in his course by the tremendous lines of Torres Vedras. These prodigious intrenchments comprised a triple line of fortifications...
Page 205 - ... gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;" men, that can illustrate that power in their tempers and conduct, and in the whole uniform tenor of a renewed and sanctified life; to whom your Missionaries can point as proofs, that " whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report...
Page 190 - Let dogs delight to bark and bite, for 'tis their nature to.' But then, you see, it's only a delight when they bite somebody else's dog; and if Dr. What'shis-name had had a kennel of his own, he would'nt have took it so coolly; and, whether it was their nature so to do or not, he would'nt have let the little beggars, that he fork'd out thirteen bob a-year...
Page 56 - ... compared with their state under the local legislature. You must convince the Protestants that the repeal of the Union means the repeal of the Act of Settlement, and yet you must take the Catholics with you in your resistance to it. But you must have all the Protestants on your side. The lamentable death of Mr. Huskisson at the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway led to a proposal that Sir Robert Peel should be nominated for the vacant seat in Liverpool. This he courteously declined...
Page 81 - I had a presentiment,' said Martin, ' when we entered Luarca, that we were not doomed to part at present. You must now hire my mare and me as far as Giyon, from whence there is a conveyance to Oviedo. To tell you the truth, I am by no means sorry that the guides are absent, for I am pleased with your company, as I make no doubt you are with mine. I will now go and write a letter to my wife at Rivadeo, informing her that she must not expect to see me back for several days.
Page 141 - This measure permitted county, borough and urban sanitary authorities to raise a rate of not more than a penny in the pound for the purpose of...
Page 186 - Milton's day-star, however, I take to be the sun himself. Another of your correspondents, I see, suggests a different interpretation of the "crimson-circled star." I hope I shall not be considered as taking too great a liberty if I avail myself of the medium of your pages to request Mr. Tennyson (deus ex machina) to descend and settle the question. XZ Cardinal Azzolin (Vol.
Page 20 - Charter being obtained, a rate of not more than a penny in the pound, for the purposes of the University.

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