Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

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1836
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Page 392 - Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such, We scarcely can praise it, or blame it too much ; Who, born for the Universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.
Page 467 - I can say, and will say, that as a peer of Parliament, as speaker of this right honourable house, as keeper of the great seal, as guardian of his majesty's conscience, as lord high chancellor of England, nay, even in that character alone in which the noble duke would think it an affront to be considered...
Page 392 - Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit : For a patriot, too cool ; for a drudge, disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and...
Page 461 - I am going fast; it will be all over with me soon. Come nearer to me. Let my dear Lady Hamilton have my hair and all other things belonging to me.
Page 322 - I did actually live three years with Mr. Chapman, a solicitor, that is to say, I slept three years in his house, but I lived, that is to say, I spent my days in Southampton Row, as you very well remember. There was I, and the future Lord Chancellor, constantly employed from morning to night in giggling and making giggle, instead of studying the law.
Page 393 - Benfield outweighs them all ; a criminal, who long since ought to have fattened the region kites with his offal, is, by his majesty's ministers, enthroned in the government of a great kingdom, and enfeoffed with an estate, which in the comparison effaces the splendor of all the nobility of Europe.
Page 457 - Foley," turning to the captain, "I have only one eye, — I have a right to be blind sometimes...
Page 315 - Many times he could not recollect what had become of him ; and after searching in every room of the house, he would say to his niece, Mrs Glennie, " You may think it " strange, but I must ask you if I have a son, and
Page 255 - The trial scene wound up the fulness of my reputation ; here I was well listened to, and here I made such a silent yet forcible impression on my audience that I retired from this great attempt most perfectly satisfied.
Page 359 - ... her case. The omission of her name in the liturgy ; the withholding the means of conveyance usually afforded to all the branches of the royal family ; the refusal even of an answer to her application for a place of residence in the royal mansions ; and the studied slight, both of English ministers abroad and of the agents of all foreign powers over whom the English government had any influence, — must be viewed as measures designed to prejudice the world against her, and could only have been...

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