Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 8

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Harding and Lepard, 1835 - Great Britain - 12 pages
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Page 30 - ... scarce any trace of them was left. His great experience in affairs, his ready compliance with every thing that he thought would please the king, and his bold offering at the most desperate counsels, gained him such an interest in the king, that no attempt against him, nor complaint of him, could ever shake it, till a decay of strength and understanding forced him to let go his hold.
Page 65 - Amoret ! as sweet and good As the most delicious food, Which, but tasted, does impart Life and gladness to the heart. Sacharissa's beauty's wine, Which to madness doth incline : Such a liquor, as no brain That is mortal can sustain.
Page 79 - But his lordship knew also his foible which was leaning towards the popular ; yet, when he knew the law was for the king (as well he might, being acquainted with all the records of the court to which men of the law are commonly strangers), he failed not to judge accordingly.
Page 40 - Brought all the' endowments of Achitophel, Sincere was Amri, and not only knew, But Israel's sanctions into practice drew ; Our laws, that did a boundless ocean seem, Were coasted all, and fathom'd all by him: No Rabbin speaks like him their mystic sense So just, and with such charms of eloquence; To whom the double blessing does belong, With Moses
Page 39 - I have been bullied," says her ladyship, " by an usurper, I have been neglected by a court, but I will not be dictated to by a subject ; your man sha'n't stand4.
Page vi - Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, engraved from authentic Pictures in the Galleries of the ' Nobility and the Public Collections of the Country : with Biographical and Historical Memoirs of their Lives and Actions. By Edmund Lodge, Esq., FSA London, folio, three volumes (200 Engravings).
Page 29 - He at first seemed to despise wealth; but he delivered himself up afterwards to luxury and sensuality, and by that means he ran into a vast expense and stuck at nothing that was necessary to support it. In his long imprisonment...
Page 27 - Rests here rewarded by an heavenly prince, For what his earthly could not recompense. Pray, Reader, that such times no more appear, Or if they happen, learn true honour here.
Page 36 - ... the marble pillars of Knowle, in Kent, and Wilton, in Wiltshire, were to me oftentimes but the gay arbours of anguish ; insomuch as a wise man, that knew the insides of my fortune, would often say that I lived in both these my Lords...
Page 65 - Tis amazement more than love, Which her radiant eyes do move : If less splendour wait on thine, Yet they so benignly shine, I would turn my dazzled sight To behold their milder light. But as hard 'tis to destroy That high flame, as to enjoy: Which how...