A Life of Lord Lyndhurst from Letters and Papers in Possession of His Family

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J. Murray, 1883 - Great Britain - 532 pages
 

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Page 308 - No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. He commanded when he spoke.
Page 26 - Oft at first sight with what the muse imparts In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts, While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But more advanced, behold, with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise.
Page 16 - I have, sire, neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am, and I humbly ask pardon that I cannot give any other answer to what your Majesty is pleased to demand of me.
Page 140 - With these he mingles not, but to command; Few are his words, but keen his eye and hand : His name appals the fiercest of his crew, And tints each swarthy cheek with sallower hue; Still sways their souls with that commanding art. That dazzles, leads, yet chills the vulgar heart; What is
Page 26 - we tempt the heights of arts, While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But more advanced, behold, with strange surprise, New distant scenes of endless science rise." Though it be impossible to arrive at the summit of the
Page 248 - His Majesty's. Roman Catholic subjects in Great Britain and Ireland, with a view to such a final and conciliatory adjustment as may be conducive to the peace and strength of the United Kingdom, to the stability of the Protestant establishment, and to the general satisfaction and concord of all classes of His Majesty's subjects.
Page 366 - most dangerous minister, the most insupportable to free subjects, that can be charactered. I believe his practices in themselves as high, as tyrannical, as any subject ever ventured upon, and the malignity of them highly aggravated by these rare qualities of his, whereof God has given him the use, but the devil the application.
Page 140 - No giant frame sets forth his common height ; Yet, on the whole, who paused to look again Saw more than marks the crowd of common men. They gaze and marvel how, and still confess That thus it is ; but why, they cannot guess.
Page 15 - reviving spirits, many crowding about the Earl to observe his countenance, all affected, most part really concerned, and even those who might have felt a secret pleasure at the accident yet put on the appearance of distress, except only the Earl of M., who sat still, almost as much unmoved as the senseless body itself.
Page 15 - fell back upon his seat, and was to all appearance in the agonies of death. This threw the whole house into confusion ; every person was upon his legs in a moment, hurrying from one place to another, some sending for assistance, others producing salts and

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