The baronetage of England, or, The history of the English baronets, and such baronets of Scotland, as are of English families

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1803
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Vol. III

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Page 82 - That Mr. Speaker do issue his warrant to the clerk of the crown; to make out a new writ for the electing of a knight of the shire to serve in this present parliament for the county of Middlesex...
Page 251 - ... most in France ; The rules a nation born to serve obeys, And Boileau still in right of Horace sways. But we, brave Britons, foreign laws...
Page 163 - Living in an age of extraordinary Events and Revolutions, he learnt (as himself asserted) this Truth, which pursuant to his intention is here declared — That all is vanity which is not honest, and that there is no solid wisdom but in real Piety...
Page 252 - In some starved hackney sonneteer or me ! But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens ! how the style refines ! Before his sacred name flies every fault, And each exalted stanza teems with thought.
Page 82 - An Act for the security of Her " Majesty's Person and Government, and of the " succession to the Crown of Great Britain in the
Page 428 - ... its work by the easiest means. He had undoubtedly read much; his acquaintance with customs, opinions, and traditions, seems to have been large; and he is often learned without show. He seldom passes what he does not understand, without an attempt to find or to make a meaning, and sometimes hastily makes what a little more attention would have found. He is solicitous to reduce to grammar, what he could not be sure that his author intended to be grammatical.
Page 37 - Castle, in the county of Norfolk, January 18th, in the thirteenth year of the reign of our sovereign lord the king, in the year of our Lord 1339, that the said Hamon Beckwith should usurp, and take unto him, a coat of arms, which was appertaining unto John, Lord Malbie ; for which better use, by virtue of this process, we charge you, that you will appear at the now mansion-house, and manor of Saymor, before us, and bring with...
Page 392 - my son, I will tell you a secret worth your knowing and remembering. The elevation I have met with in life, particularly this last instance of it, has not been owing to any superior merit or abilities, but to my humility ; to my not having set up myself above others, and to...
Page 251 - I cannot conclude this paper without taking notice that we have three poems in our tongue, which are of the same nature, and each of them a master-piece in its kind ; the Essay on Translated Verse, the Essay on the Art of Poetry, and the Essay upon Criticism.
Page 76 - EVEN such is Time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but with age and dust; Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days: And from which earth, and grave, and dust, The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.

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