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Page 9 - If ye like na my visit in merry England, In fair Scotland come visit me!" All sore astonished stood Lord Scroope, He stood as still as rock of stane; He scarcely dared to trew his eyes, When thro
Page 307 - Holland ; the last part of the eighteenth and the first part of the nineteenth centuries...
Page 242 - ... it may be that I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of good-will in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour, and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Page 89 - ... 111 fares the land to hastening ills a prey When wealth accumulates and men decay; Princes and lords may flourish or may fade, A breath can make them and a breath has made.
Page 94 - Vile, but viler George the Second; And what mortal ever heard Any good of George the Third? When from earth the Fourth descended God be praised, the Georges ended.
Page 189 - That bloody spoil : thou slave, thou wretch, thou coward! Thou little valiant, great in villany ! Thou ever strong upon the stronger side ! Thou Fortune's champion that dost never fight But when her humorous ladyship is by To teach thee safety ! thou art perjured too, Aud soothest up greatness.
Page 213 - Let us, then, unite to put an end to a system which has been proved to be the blight of commerce, the bane of agriculture, the source of bitter divisions among classes, the cause of penury, fever, mortality, and crime among the people.
Page 245 - I can shut the book. I might wish to read a page or two more ; but this is enough for my measure. I have not lived in vain.
Page 210 - The suspension of the existing Corn Law on the avowed admission that its maintenance aggravates the evil of scarcity, and that its remission is the surest mode of restoring plenty, would render its re-enactment or future operation quite impracticable. Yet, if the evil be as urgent as I fear it will be, to this suspension we shall be driven.