The Biographical History of Sir William Blackstone and a Catalogue of Sir William Blackstone's Works: With a Nomenclature of Westminster-Hall

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Details the life of Sir William Blackstone and includes some of his published works.
 

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Page 130 - Esq. to be elected a member to serve in the said parliament, be expunged from the journals of this house, as being subversive of the rights <of the whole body of electors of this kingdom.
Page 5 - Or, when -in filence all is drown'd, Fell Murder walks her lonely round ; No room for peace, no room for you, Adieu...
Page 4 - In sweet society with thee ! Then all was joyous, all was young, And years unheeded roll'd along...
Page 6 - Then welcome business, welcome strife, Welcome the cares, the thorns of life, The visage wan, the pore-blind sight, The toil by day, the lamp at night, The tedious forms, the solemn prate, The pert dispute, the dull debate, The drowsy bench, the babbling Hall...
Page 4 - Companion of my tender age, Serenely gay, and sweetly sage, How blithsome were we wont to rove By verdant hill, or shady grove, Where fervent bees, with humming voice, Around the honey'd oak rejoice, And aged elms with awful bend In long cathedral walks extend ! Lull'd by the...
Page 7 - Thus though my noon of life be paft, Yet let my fetting fun, at laft, Find out the ftill, the rural cell, Where fage Retirement loves to dwell ! There let me tafte the homefelt blifs Of innocence, and inward peace ; Untainted by the guilty bribe ; Uncurs'd amid the...
Page 129 - February, 1769, was ordered to be expunged from the journals as ' subversive of the rights of the whole body of electors of this kingdom.
Page 4 - I, thus doom'd from thee to part, Gay queen of Fancy, and of Art, Reluctant move, with doubtful mind, Oft stop, and often look behind. Companion of my tender age, Serenely gay, and...
Page 5 - Instead of these, a formal band, In furs and coifs, around me stand, With sounds uncouth, and accents dry, That grate the soul of harmony. Each pedant sage unlocks his store Of mystic, dark, discordant lore; And points, with tottering hand, the ways That lead me to the thorny maze.
Page xxiv - Beyond or love's or friendship's sacred band, Beyond myself I prize my native land: On this foundation would I build my fame, And emulate the Greek and Roman name; Think England's peace bought cheaply with my blood, And die with pleasure for my country's good.

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