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admiration affections appear authority BISHOP OF LANDAFF blessing body Britain British army called cause character Church Church of England civil conduct constitution Convention of Cintra course deem dignity duty enemy England evil exist eyes favour fear feelings force France Freeholders French army French Revolution Friend given happy heart honour hope human nature independence individual influence injury intellectual interest justice knowledge labour land less letter liberty Lisbon living look Lord Lord G mankind manner means ment military mind moral nation never object opinion oppression Parliament passions persons political Portugal Portugueze possessed present principles proved reason rendered resistance respect Saragossa sentiments Seville shew shewn Sir Arthur Wellesley society Spain Spaniards Spanish speak spirit strength superiority things thought tion troops truth virtue Westmorland whole William Wordsworth wisdom wish words Wordsworth youth
Page 293 - Of these, said I, shall be my song ; of these, If future years mature me for the task, Will I record the praises, making verse Deal boldly with substantial things ; in truth And sanctity of passion, speak of these, That justice may be done, obeisance paid Where it is due : thus haply shall I teach, Inspire ; through unadulterated ears Pour rapture, tenderness, and hope, — my theme No other than the very heart of man, As found among the best of those who live...
Page 324 - Since therefore the knowledge and survey of vice is in this world so necessary to the constituting of human virtue, and the scanning of error to the confirmation of truth, how can we more safely, and with less danger scout into the regions of sin and falsity than by reading all manner of tractates, and hearing all manner of reason ? And this is the benefit which may be had of books promiscuously read.
Page 293 - Theirs is the language of the heavens, the power, The thought, the image, and the silent joy: Words are but under-agents in their souls; When they are grasping with their greatest strength They do not breathe among them...
Page 293 - Where knowledge leads me; it shall be my pride That I have dared to tread this holy ground, Speaking no dream, but things oracular, Matter not lightly to be heard by those Who to the letter of the outward promise Do read the invisible soul...
Page 182 - All the places and forts in the kingdom of Portugal, occupied by the French troops, shall be delivered up to the British army, in the state in which they are at the period of the signature of the present Convention.
Page 326 - Give unto me, made lowly wise, The spirit of self-sacrifice ; The confidence of reason give ; And in the light of truth thy bondman let me live ! 1805.
Page xiv - Concerning the Relations of Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal, to each other and to the common Enemy, at this crisis, and specifically as affected by the Convention of Cintra, the whole brought to the Test of those Principles by which alone the independence and freedom of Nations can be preserved or recovered.
Page 189 - They abandoned their dwellings at our approach, drove away their carts oxen, and every thing that could be of the smallest aid to the army.