British Public Characters of 1798..

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R. Phillips, ... and sold, 1798 - Statesmen - 528 pages

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Page 486 - Now, the broad shield complete, the artist crowned With his last hand, and poured the ocean round; In living silver seemed the waves to roll, And beat the buckler's verge, and bound the whole.
Page 88 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded, bear The flying chariot through the fields of air ; — Fair crews triumphant, leaning from above, Shall wave their fluttering kerchiefs as they move, Or warrior bands alarm the gaping crowd, And armies shrink beneath the shadowy cloud.
Page 147 - After weighing the matter more deliberately, he communicated his wish to his parishioners, and advised them to draw up a petition to the chancellor in favour of the curate. This was accordingly done, and signed by all of them, without any exception, either on the part of the dissenters or others.
Page 197 - If symmetry could charm deprived of ease; When motionless he stands, we all approve; What pity 'tis the thing was made to move. His voice, in one dull, deep, unvaried...
Page 48 - Fox, alone, thy strength of parts, Shake the loud senate, animate the hearts Of fearful statesmen ! while around you stand Both peers and commons listening your command ! While Tully's sense its weight to you affords, His nervous sweetness shall adorn your words. What praise to Pitt, to Townshend e'er was due, In future times, my Fox, shall wait on you.
Page 501 - Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet stood ; Loose his beard, and hoary hair Stream'd, like a meteor, to the troubled air And, with a Master's hand, and Prophet's fire, Struck the deep sorrows of his lyre.
Page 278 - ... benefit, rather than the ceflation of an actual injury. Mr. G.'s name was now become an object of adoration to the people, and by the volunteer aflbciations, which the dangers of the war had called forth, he was looked up to with peculiar refpect.
Page 147 - Bristol, and, without communicating his design to any other person, he applied to the chancellor in whose gift it is, for leave to quit it in favour of his curate, a most deserving man with a large family.
Page 154 - Providence has given us this check as a warning, and I hope we shall improve by it. On Him then let us...
Page 324 - Clare) filled the office of Attorney-general, he was one of the leading men in opposition, and of course came into frequent collision with that...

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