The Life and Reign of William the Fourth, Volume 1

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Fisher, Son & Company, 1857 - Great Britain
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Page 263 - An act for the safety and preservation of his Majesty's person and government against treasonable and seditious practices and attempts...
Page 276 - Such a moment was not to be lost; and, confident in the skill, valour, and discipline of the officers and men I had the happiness to command, and judging that the honour of His Majesty's arms, and the circumstances of the war in these seas, required a considerable degree of enterprize, I felt myself justified in departing from the regular system...
Page 179 - tis strange : And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths : Win -us with honest trifles, to betray us In deepest consequence.
Page 286 - It has often been my pride with you to look into the Texel, and see a foe which dreaded coming out to meet us ; my pride is now humbled indeed ! my feelings are not easily expressed ! Our cup has overflowed and made us wanton.
Page 127 - Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides ; Who can recount what transmigrations there Are annual made ? what nations come and go ? And how the living clouds on clouds arise ? Infinite wings ! till all the plume-dark air, And rude resounding shore are one wild cry.
Page 47 - Well does Great Britain merit the empire of the sea, when the humblest stations in her navy are filled by princes of the blood...
Page 343 - Though I do not pretend to have the power of changing Mr. Pitt's opinion, when thus unfortunately fixed, yet I shall hope his sense of duty will prevent his retiring from his present situation to the end of my life; for I can with great truth assert that I shall, from public and private considerations, feel great regret if I shall ever find myself obliged at any time, from a sense of religious and political duty, to yield to his entreaties of retiring from his seat at the Board of Treasury.
Page 285 - The British navy has ever been the support of that liberty which has been handed down to us by our ancestors, and which, I trust, we shall maintain to the latest posterity ; and that can only be done by unanimity and obedience.

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