Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, Or Dormant, Volume 6

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George Edward Cokayne
G. Bell & sons, 1895 - Nobility - 479 pages
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Page 178 - tis a soul like thine : A soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, Above all pain, all passion, and all pride, The rage of power, the blast of public breath, The lust of lucre, and the dread of death.
Page 80 - Lord Ringbone, who lay in the parlour below, On account of the gout he had got in his toe, Began, on a sudden, to curse and to swear : I protest, my dear mother, 'twas shocking to hear The oaths of that reprobate gouty old peer...
Page 469 - Granby] at the expense of his understanding. They who love him least make no question of his courage, while his friends dwell chiefly on the facility of his disposition.
Page 244 - The lord Mordaunt was the first of all the English nobility that came over openly, to see the prince of Orange. He asked the king's leave to do it. He was a man of much heat, many notions, and full of discourse ; he was brave and generous, but had not true judgment : his thoughts were crude and indigested, and his secrets were soon known.
Page 306 - AttorneyGeneral, are unanimously of opinion, and do resolve and adjudge, that no fine now levied, nor at any time hereafter to be levied to the King, can bar such title of honour, or the right of any person claiming such title under him that levied or shall levy such fine.
Page 364 - Domus ultima' inscribed on the vault belonging to the dukes of Richmond in Chichester Cathedral : Did he, who thus inscrib'd the wall, Not read, or not believe St. Paul, 'Who says there is, -where'er it stands, Another house not made with hands ; Or may we gather from these words, That house is not a house of lords...
Page 428 - Grown old in fraud, though yet in manhood's bloom, Adopting arts, by which gay villains rise, And reach the heights which honest men despise...
Page 178 - The queen has told all the lords the reasons of her parting with him, viz., " that he neglected all business ; that he was seldom to be understood ; that when he did explain himself, she could not depend upon the truth of what he said ; that he never came to her at the time she appointed ; that he often came drunk ; lastly, to crown all, he behaved himself towards her with bad manners, indecency, and disrespect.
Page 107 - I loved thee beautiful and kind. And plighted an eternal vow ; So altered are thy face and mind, 'Twere perjury to love thee now...
Page 429 - ... house ; but always with that pliancy, readiness, ingenuity, and knowledge, of which political leaders must have felt the convenience, and the public duly appreciated the talent. Yet his slender and flexible eloquence, his minuter person, and the comparative feebleness of his bodily organs, were by no means a match for the direct, sonorous, and energetic oratory, the powerful voice, dignified figure, and bold manner of Thurlow; of whom he always seemed to stand in awe, and to whose superior judgment...

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