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Page 150 - God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.
Page 349 - Thou great man! I would have given thee one half of my dominions to learn of thee how to govern the other half.
Page 467 - ... country governs itself as it pleases. Wherever I see at the head of a nation a man who knows how to rule and how to fight, my heart is attracted towards him. I write to acquaint you...
Page 354 - ... worse condition than ever they were yet ; so, by the paternal authority, in virtue of which, by the laws of our empire, any of our subjects may disinherit a son, and give his succession to such other of his sons as he pleases ; and, in quality of sovereign prince, in consideration of the safety of our dominions, we do deprive our...
Page 495 - Christian world, of which they and their people form a part, has, in reality, no other Sovereign than Him to whom alone power really belongs, because in Him alone are found all the treasures of love, science, and infinite wisdom, that is to say, God, our Divine Saviour, the Word of the Most High, the Word of Life.
Page 488 - Russia, on account of the numbers of Greeks in the Turkish dominions who would naturally join the Russians, I refused to consent to it, especially as Alexander wanted to get Constantinople, which I would not allow, as it would have destroyed the equilibrium of power in Europe.
Page 140 - Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Page 401 - Yes, madame," answered Munich, in a firm and manly tone; "could I do less for the prince who delivered me from captivity? But it is henceforward my duty to fight for you ; and you will find in me a fidelity equal to that with which I had devoted my services to him.
Page 482 - ... Saib, and the Mahratta States to their lawful owners ; and then the other powers may have some title to insist that France shall retire within her ancient limits. It is the fashion to speak of the ambition of France. Had she chosen to preserve her conquests, the half of Austria, the Venetian States, the States of Holland and Switzerland and the kingdom of Naples would have been in her possession. The limits of France are, in reality, the Adige and the Rhine. Has it passed either of these limits...