The Life and Writings of Philip, Duke of Wharton

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Page 111 - I wrote a letter to the King of Spain and it was delivered to him this evening, but his Majesty making no answer to it, I set out infallibly on Tuesday next, and hope to be with you in three weeks, wind, weather, Moors, and Whigs permitting. I am told from good hands that I am to be intercepted by the enemy in my passage. I shall take the best precautions I can to obviate their malice.
Page 48 - Vain useless blessings with ill-conduct join'd! Light as the air, and fleeting as the wind. Whatever poets write, and lovers vow. Beauty, what poor omnipotence hast thou? Queen Bess had wisdom, council, power and laws; How few espous'da wretched beauty's cause? Learn thence, ye fair, more solid charms to prize, Contemn the idle flatt'rers of your eyes. The brightest object shines but while 'tis new.
Page 73 - Before each general join'd the van, Ay, the more courteous knight, began : " Stop, peevish Particle ! beware ! I'm told you are not such a bear, But sometimes yield, when offer'd fair.
Page 39 - Great Duke, I'll know how this did chance, Without inviting me ; sure this You did not learn in France...
Page 93 - I shall print my observations on the City Bill, which I hope will contribute to increase their animosities. The point of Lord Bolingbroke's Bill, which is now depending in the House of Commons, has plainly discovered the sentiments of some persons who before that were labouring to conceal their real inclinations. I should not much regard the zeal which Lord Bathurst and Sir William Wyndham expressed for that Lord's service, when their only pretence was the private friendship that had formerly subsisted...
Page 41 - Their senses to regain. God bless the King ! the Duchess fat ! And keep the land in peace ! And grant that drunkenness henceforth 'Mong Noblemen may cease ! And likewise bless our Royal Prince, The nation's other hope ! And give us grace for to defy The Devil and the Pope ! Yours, etc., WM [1791, Part II., pp.
Page xii - Collection, vol. v. and contains, among many other encomiums, the following tribute to his patriotism: " Nor bribes nor threat'nings could his zeal abate To serve his country, and avert her fate. Firm to her laws and liberties he stood, Submitting private views to public good. Who could obsequious with the current swim, Whigs might be call'd, but Tories were to him ; Parties or persons he no longer knew When swerving once from honest, just, and true. Oft has he stemm'd the rage of impious times,...
Page 39 - To Andrews, and to Hotham fair, Many a pint went round ; And many a gallant gentleman Lay sick upon the ground. When, at the last, the duke...
Page 110 - ... open ; neither he nor King George shall be six months at ease, as long as I have the honour to serve in the employ I am in.
Page 73 - I'm told you are not such a bear, But sometimes yield, when offer'd fair. Suffer yon folks a while to tattle ; 'Tis we who must decide the battle. Whene'er we war on yonder stage With various fate and equal rage, The nation trembles at each blow, That No gives Ay, and Ay gives No : Yet, in expensive, long...

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