Annual Register, Volume 55

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Edmund Burke
1823 - History
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Page 548 - These scenes, their story not unknown, Arise, and make again your own; Snatch from the ashes of your sires The embers of their former fires; And he who in the strife expires Will add to theirs a name of fear That Tyranny shall quake to hear, And leave his sons a hope, a fame, They too will rather die than shame: For Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son, Though baffled oft is ever won.
Page 548 - Say, is not this Thermopylae ? These waters blue that round you lave, O servile offspring of the free ! — Pronounce what sea, what shore is this ? The gulf, the rock of Salamis ! These scenes, their story not unknown, Arise, and make again your own...
Page 28 - An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject...
Page 548 - Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son, Though baffled oft is ever won. Bear witness, Greece, thy living page, Attest it many a deathless age ! While kings, in dusty darkness hid, Have left a nameless pyramid, Thy heroes, though the general doom Hath swept the column from their tomb, A mightier monument command, The mountains of their native land ! There points thy Muse to stranger's eye The graves of those that cannot die...
Page 459 - He reads much; He is a great observer and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music; Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort As if he mock'd himself and scorn'd his spirit That could be moved to smile at any thing.
Page 27 - Ireland ; with a view to such a final and conciliating adjustment as may be conducive to the peace and strength of the United Kingdom ; to the stability of the Protestant Establishment ; and to the general satisfaction and concord of all classes of His Majesty's subjects.
Page 138 - Emperors of Austria and Russia, and the King of Prussia.
Page 408 - Happily no people, with local and transitory exceptions never to be wholly avoided, are more able than the people of the United States to spare for the public wants a portion of their private means, whether regard be had...
Page 131 - Sir, — I have the pleasure to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, that at nine o'clock this morning I got sight of the Dutch fleet.
Page 254 - An Act for continuing in the East India Company for a further term the possession of the British territories in India...

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