Memoirs and Correspondence from 1734 to 1773, المجلد 2

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J. Ridgway, 1845 - 816 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 728 - I am, with the greatest respect. My Lord, Your lordship's most obedient and most humble servant, GEORGE BERKELEY.
الصفحة 786 - I did not at the time think the best. I have seen that I was sometimes in the wrong ; but I did not err designedly. I have endeavoured, in private life, to do all the good in my power, and never for a moment could indulge malicious or unjust designs upon any person whatsoever.
الصفحة 709 - He made an administration, so checkered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically dove-tailed; a cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without cement; here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white...
الصفحة 639 - I myself brought into office, voting for me, yet speaking against me ; the ground I tread upon is so hollow, that I am afraid, not only of falling myself, but of involving my royal master in my ruin. It is time for me to retire!
الصفحة 431 - I desire that you will read it over and over again, with particular attention to the style, and to all those beauties of Oratory with which it is adorned. Till I read that book, I confess I did not know all the extent and powers of the English language.
الصفحة 747 - I have mentioned, and by the industry of those very dependants : first by secret treachery; then by official influence; afterwards in public Councils. A. long train of these practices has at length unwillingly convinced me, that there is something behind the Throne greater than the King himself.
الصفحة 445 - It behoves the piety , as well as the wisdom of parliament, to disappoint those endeavours. Sir , the very worst mischief that can be done to religion , is to pervert it to the purposes of faction. Heaven and Hell are not more distant than the benevolent spirit of the Gospel , and the malignant spirit of party.
الصفحة 582 - Minstrel' last night, with as much rapture as poetry, in her noblest, sweetest charms, ever raised in my soul. It seemed to me, that my once most beloved minstrel, Thomson, was come down from heaven, refined by the converse of purer spirits than those he lived with here, to let me hear him sing again the beauties of nature, and the finest feelings of virtue, not with human, but with angelic strains ! I beg you to express my gratitude to the poet for the pleasure he has given me.
الصفحة 572 - The common remark as to the utility of reading history being made ;— JOHNSON : " We must consider how very little history there is ; I mean, real authentic history. That certain kings reigned, and certain battles were fought, we can depend upon as true ; but all the colouring, all the philosophy of history, is conjecture.

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