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Page 161 - The Power of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished...
Page 173 - That it is the Opinion of this House, That the further Prosecution of offensive War on the Continent of North America, for the Purpose of reducing the revolted Colonies to Obedience by Force...
Page 117 - I joined, from mere shyness in play, at the faro-table where George Selwyn kept bank. A friend, who knew my inexperience, and regarded me as a victim decked out for sacrifice, called to me, ' What, Wilberforce, is that you ? ' Selwyn quite resented the interference, and turning to him, said, in his most expressive tone, ' Oh, sir, don't interrupt Mr. Wilberforce ; he could not be better employed.
Page 44 - Boswell, that quintessence of busybodies, called on me last week, and was let in, which he should not have been, could I have foreseen it. After tapping many topics, to which I made as dry answers as an unbribed oracle, he vented his errand. 'Had I seen Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets?* I said, slightly, 'No, not yet'; and so overlaid his whole impertinence.
Page 61 - Didius was before. The crown of Poland, venal twice an age, To just three millions stinted modest Gage. But nobler scenes Maria's dreams unfold, Hereditary realms, and worlds of gold. Congenial souls ; whose life one avarice joins, And one fate buries in th
Page 72 - The passing through the gloom from the grotto to the opening day, the retiring and again assembling shades, the dusky groves, the larger lawn, and the solemnity of the termination at the cypresses that lead up to his mother's tomb, are managed with exquisite judgment ; and though Lord Peterborough assisted him " To form his quincunx, and to rank his vines," those were not the most pleasing ingredients of his little perspective.
Page 26 - Chatterton ascribed to him. He said, " oh no, he was persuaded those poems were much older than Rowley ;" I smiled, and begged he would not take it ill, if I told him what happened to...
Page 76 - It is not from wanting matter, but from having too much. She has one of the most solid understandings I ever knew, astonishingly improved, but with so much reserve and modesty, that I have often told Mr. Conway he does not know the extent of her capacity and the solidity of her reason. We have by accident discovered, that she writes Latin like Pliny, and is learning Greek. In Italy she will be a prodigy. She models like Bernini, has excelled the moderns in the similitudes of her busts, and has lately...