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Page 133 - The popular harangue, the tart reply, The logic, and the wisdom, and the wit, And the loud laugh— I long to know them all ; I burn to set the imprisoned wranglers free, And give them voice and utterance once again.
Page 136 - But neither the culprit nor his advocates attracted so much notice as the accusers. In the midst of the blaze of red drapery, a space had been fitted up with green benches and tables for the Commons. The managers, with Burke at their head, appeared in full dress. The collectors of gossip did not fail to remark that even Fox, generally so regardless of his appearance, had paid to the illustrious tribunal the compliment of wearing a bag and sword.
Page 62 - Your charms would make me true. To you no soul shall bear deceit, No stranger offer wrong ; But friends in all the aged you'll meet, And lovers in the young.
Page 79 - Tis very true. She generally designs well, has a free tongue and a bold invention ; but her colouring is too dark, and her outlines often extravagant. She wants that delicacy of tint, and mellowness of sneer, which distinguishes your ladyship's scandal.
Page 172 - Nay, even from those who seem to have no direct object of office or profit, what is the language which their actions speak? The throne is in danger!—' we will support the throne; but let us share the smiles of royalty ;'—the order of nobility is in danger!—' I will fight for nobility,' says the viscount, ' but my zeal would be much greater if I were made an earl.
Page 191 - ... settled so that 150/. will remove all difficulty. I am absolutely undone and broken-hearted. I shall negotiate for the Plays successfully in the course of a week, when all shall be returned. I have desired Fairbrother to get back the Guarantee for thirty.
Page 91 - And seeks his hydra, Scandal, in his den. For your applause all perils he would through — He'll fight — that's write — a cavalliero true, Till every drop of blood — that's ink — is spilt for you.
Page 134 - All that he had ever heard - all that he had ever read - when compared with it dwindled into nothing, and vanished like vapour before the sun.