The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Volume 5

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821 - Great Britain

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Page 5 - Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton; and the peculiar happiness of my life will ever consist in promoting the welfare of a people, whose loyalty and warm affection to me I consider as the greatest and most permanent security of my throne...
Page 456 - When the ear heard him then it blessed him, and when the eye saw him it gave witness to him. Because he delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him; and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 186 - My guilt or innocence have little to do with the question here. — I rose with the rising fortunes of my country — I am willing to die with her expiring liberties. To the voice of the people I will bow, but never shall I submit to the calumnies of an individual hired to betray them and slander me. The indisposition of my body has left me perhaps no means but that of lying down with fallen Ireland, and recording upon her tomb my dying testimony against the flagitious corruption that has murdered...
Page 301 - ... still return To plague the doer, and destroy his peace ; Yet, let me think ! he's here in double trust. First, as I am his kinsman, and his subject, Strong both against the deed ; then as his host Who should against this murderer shut the door, Not bare the sword myself. Besides, this Duncan Has borne his faculties so meek, and been So clear in his great office...
Page 108 - On the 4th, Mr. Banks employed himself in planting a great quantity of the seeds of watermelons, oranges, lemons, limes, and other plants and trees which he had collected at Rio de Janeiro. For these he prepared ground on each side of the fort, with as many varieties of soil as he could choose ; and there is little doubt but that they will succeed.
Page 383 - The Life of William Lord Russell; with some Account of the Times in which he lived.
Page 391 - he wns by undue and illegal return of jurors, having been refused his lawful challenge to the said jurors for want of freehold, and, by partial and unjust constructions of law, wrongfully convicted, attainted, and executed for high treason.
Page 380 - Two things," said he, on his deathbed, "I wish earnestly to see accomplished — peace with Europe, — and the abolition of the Slave-trade.
Page 378 - From a long and thorough consideration of the subject, I am indeed* of opinion that the parliament has no right to make any law whatever binding on the colonies. That the king, and not the king, lords and commons collectively, is their sovereign ; and that the king, with their respective parliaments, is their only legislator.
Page 57 - Have I ever expressed to you any sentiment which could induce you to believe that I approved of what was brought forward in parliament against the Duke of York ; or of any proceeding that would tend to his obloquy or disgrace?

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