Three Interesting Tracts ... Viz: Observations on the papers relative to the rvptvre with Spain [3rd ed.]. A letter to the electors of Aylesbvry. A letter to His Grace and Dvke of Grafton [8th ed.]. I.. II.. III.

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J. Almon, 1767 - Great Britain - 137 pages
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Page 12 - Chatham has known the sweets of private friendship, and the fine feelings of humanity, as little as even lord Mansfield. They are both formed to be admired, not beloved. A proud, insolent, overbearing, ambitious man, is always full of the ideas of his own importance, and vainly imagines himself superior to the equality necessary among real friends in all the moments of true enjoyment.
Page 13 - I have had as warm and exprefs declarations of regard as could be made by this marble-hearted friend, and Mr. Pitt had no doubt his views in even feeding me with flattery from time to time ; on occafions too where candour and indulgence were all I could claim.
Page 14 - I could claim. He may remember the compliments he paid me on two certain poems in the year 1754. " If I were to take the declarations made by himself and the late Mr.
Page 6 - ... great power and importance. Though I have been cut off from the body of his majefty's fubjects, by a cruel a.nd unjuft profcription, I have never entertained an idea inconfiftent with the duty of a good fubject. My heart ftill retains all its former warmth for the dignity of England, and the glory of its fovereign.
Page 74 - I lament to see it sunk even to prostitution. What a shame was it to see the security of this country. in point of military force, complimented away, contrary to the opinion of royalty itself, and sacrificed to the prejudices and to the ignorance of a set of people the most unfit, from every consideration, to be consulted on a matter relative to the security of the house of Hanover!
Page 18 - I do not however make this a claim -"of* merit to Mr. Pitt. It was my duty, from the peculiar advantages of information I then had.
Page 7 - ... family on the throne. I now hope that the rigour of a long unmerited exile is past, and that I may be allowed to continue in the land, and among the friends of liberty. I wish, my lord, to owe this to the mercy of the prince. I entreat your grace to lay me with all humility at the king's feet...
Page 44 - Verfailles, p. 21. When was this Acknowledgment made ? Surely this relates to the Rupture with Spain ? Yet not a Line of this Intelligence is ajnong the Papers. By this Time, I think it muft appear how much...
Page 48 - Sight, that the Anfwer is not at all conformable to the Demand. We wanted to be informed, if the Court of Spain intended to join the French, our Enemies, to make War on Great Britain ; or to...
Page 82 - I had a right to examine, and even to try by the keen edge of ridicule any opinions I pleafed.

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