Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain, Volume 10

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Harding and Lepard, 1835 - Great Britain
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Page 6 - Can I regret his quitting a lesser good for a bigger? Oh ! if I did steadfastly believe, I could not be dejected ; for I will not injure myself to say, I offer my mind any inferior consolation to supply this loss. No ; I most willingly forsake this world, this vexatious, troublesome world, in which I have no other business, but to rid my soul from sin, secure by faith and a good conscience my eternal interests, with patience and courage bear my eminent misfortunes, and ever hereafter be above the...
Page 16 - A patriot, sir! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms! I could raise fifty of them within the four-andtwenty hours. I have raised many of them in one night. It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.
Page 5 - God would not damn a man for a little irregular pleasure. "He seemed to take all I had said very kindly, and during " my stay at Court he used me in so particular a manner " that I was considered as a man growing into a high "degree of favour.
Page 4 - I never heard any one complain of him, but for his silent and reserved answers, with which his friends were not always well pleased. His modest deportment gave him such an interest in the Prince, that he never seemed so fond of any of his ministers, as he was of him.
Page 5 - You that knew us both, and how we lived, must allow I have just cause to bewail my loss. I know it is common with others to lose a friend ; but to have lived with such a one, it may be questioned how few can glory in the like happiness, so consequently lament the like loss.
Page 4 - There was a signal providence of God in giving him such a wife, where there was birth, fortune, great understanding, great religion, and great kindness to him; but her carriage in his extremity was beyond all.
Page 6 - This was a new pretension, never thought of since the reformation : some books were writ to justify it, with great acrimony of style, and a strain of insolence, that was peculiar to one Atterbury, who had indeed very good parts, great learning, and was an excellent preacher, and had many extraordinary things in him; but was both ambitious and virulent out of measure ; and had a singular talent...

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