Walpole

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Macmillan, 1889 - 251 pages
 

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Page 99 - striking and a sound distinction between Walpole's position and that of the first Pitt. Walpole, he said, was a minister given by the king to the people; Pitt was a minister given by the people to the king. This was
Page 227 - Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, knight of the most noble order of the Garter, First Commissioner, Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of the Exchequer, and one of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, from his Majesty's presence and counsels for ever. The 1 Memoirs,
Page 94 - seem heaviest was that he neither liked reading nor being read to (unless it was to sleep); she was forced like a spider to spin out of her own bowels all the conversation with which the fly
Page 241 - and me by ourselves, that affected me more than anything I ever met with in my life. He has been sore hurt by flatterers, but has a great and an undaunted spirit, and a tranquillity something more than human." l Potter, the Archbishop of Canter1
Page 127 - of that famous slander on mankind. One day, mocking the flowery and declamatory professions of some of the patriots in opposition, he insisted on finding self-interest or '• family interest at the bottom of their fine things. " All these men," he said, "have their price.
Page 82 - two wings of the patriot coalition. " When I was young," Burke says, "a general fashion told me I was to admire some of the writings against Sir
Page 46 - This man," said Walpole, "—a mean fellow, of what nation I know not—having obtained the grant of a reversion, which he designed for his son, I thought it too good for him, and therefore reserved it for my own son. On this disappointment the foreigner impertinently demanded
Page 94 - with the king every day, during which time she was generally saying what she did not think, assenting to what she did not believe, and praising what she did not approve. She used to give him her opinion as jugglers do a card, by changing it imperceptibly, and making him believe he held the same as that he first pitched upon. But that which made these

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