Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

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R. Griffin, 1856 - Great Britain
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Page 528 - advise what was to be done, that he had much rather his daughter should be the Duke's whore than his wife; in the former case, nobody could blame him for the resolution he had taken, for he was not obliged to keep a whore for the greatest prince alive; and the indignity
Page 214 - to cry down popular rights, or tell us that the people have nothing to do with the laws, but to obey them.—with the taxes, but to pay them,—and with the blunders of their rulers, but to suffer
Page 391 - choice of a princess for his consort;" and he adds, " After the fullest information and mature deliberation, I am come to a resolution to demand in marriage the Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg Strelitz; a Princess distinguished by every eminent virtue and amiable endowment, whose illustrious line has constantly shown the firmest zeal for the Protestant
Page 463 - laws and constitution, and for introducing the system of anarchy and confusion so fatally prevalent in France." This act was continued to 1st July 1795; and then it expired. It was renewed in 1798, by an act which stated,
Page 295 - Member of the Royal College of Physicians, and Physician to His Majesty's Forces. 4to. Pp. 480. Phillips. London, 1809. An Account of the Operations of the British Army, and of the State and Sentiments of the People of Portugal and Spain, during the Campaigns of the Years 1808
Page 454 - under the penalty of being sent out of the world by the first brother who shall meet him, and his name and character blotted out of existence, and never to be remembered, but with contempt and abhorrence." It also binds him
Page 535 - by a fundamental, hereditary right of succession, which no religion, no law, no fault or forfeiture, can alter or diminish." The fate of those most dutiful and devoted bodies is eminently instructive to all time-servers. Having pronounced unqualified obedience to be the duty of all subjects, the men of Oxford were in little more than a year
Page 273 - admiration of the Polish patriots, and their new constitution, His eloquent panegyric thus concludes—" Happy people, if they knew how to proceed as they have begun! Happy Prince, worthy to begin with splendour, or to close with glory, a race of Patriots and of
Page 240 - In his letter from Corunna, January 13, 1809, Sir John Moore delivers it as his opinion, that the people of Spain " had neither the power nor the inclination to make any efforts for themselves." This he states, after having traversed Leon and Gallicia; and not only corresponded with Mr. Frere,
Page 530 - I have hope in heaven, I have never willingly offended your Majesty in my life, and do upon my knees beg your pardon for any over-bold or saucy expressions I have ever used to you ; which being a natural disease in old servants who have received too much countenance,

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