Lives of Celebrated Women, الجزء 1

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John Allen, 1844 - 352 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 57 - I wish most sincerely there was not a slave in the province; it always appeared a most iniquitous scheme to me to fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have.
الصفحة 72 - Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people ? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
الصفحة 75 - O yes; it is the glorious fourth of July — God bless it — God bless you all." In the course of the day he said, " It is a great and glorious day.
الصفحة 59 - Dignity with ease and complacency, the gentleman and soldier, look agreeably blended In him. Modesty marks every line and feature of his face. Those lines of Dryden instantly occurred to me: — " Mark his majestic fabric ; he 'sa temple Sacred by birth, and built by hands divine; His soul 's the deity that lodges there; Nor is the pile unworthy of the god.
الصفحة 73 - My feelings are not those of pride or ostentation upon the occasion. "They are solemnized by a sense of the obligations, the important trusts, and numerous duties connected with it. That you may be enabled to discharge them with honor to yourself, with justice and impartiality to your country, and with satisfaction to this great people, shall be the daily prayer of your "AA...
الصفحة 93 - That was the first and dearest wish of my heart I will not, however, contemplate with too much regret disappointments that were inevitable, though his feelings and my own were in perfect unison with respect to our predilection for private life. Yet I cannot blame him for having acted according to his ideas of duty in obeying the voice of his country.
الصفحة 142 - Miss Reynolds told the doctor of all our rapturous exclamations on the road. He shook his scientific head at Hannah, and said, " She was a silly thing." When our visit was ended he called for his hat, (as it rained) to attend us down a very long entry to our coach, and not Rasselas could have acquitted himself more en cavalier. We are engaged with him at Sir Joshua's, Wednesday evening.
الصفحة 53 - You cannot be, I know, nor do I wish to see you, an inactive spectator but, if the sword be drawn, I bid adieu to all domestic felicity, and look forward to that country, where there are neither wars nor rumors of war, in a firm belief, that, through the mercy of its King, we shall both rejoice there together.
الصفحة 61 - I went to bed about twelve, and rose again a little after one. I could no more sleep than if I had been in the engagement; the rattling of the windows, the jar of the house, the continual roar of twenty-four pounders, and the bursting of shells, give us such ideas, and realize a scene to us of which we could form scarcely any conception. About six, this morning, there was quiet. I rejoiced in a few hours
الصفحة 152 - And so you may, for I give you the opinion of a man who does not rate his judgment in these things very low, I can tell you.

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