Annual Register, Volume 30

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Edmund Burke
1790 - History
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Page 59 - ... of the nest till it reached the top, where resting for a moment, it threw off its load with a jerk, and quite disengaged it from the nest.
Page 169 - Nor thou, though learn'd, his homelier thoughts neglect; Let thy sweet muse the rural faith sustain ; These are the themes of simple, sure effect, That add new conquests to her boundless reign, And fill, with double force, her heart-commanding strain.
Page 102 - ORIGINAL LETTERS, written during the Reigns of Henry VI., Edward IV., and Richard III., by various Persons of Rank or Consequence.
Page 173 - Atlantic rock, undreading climb, And of its eggs despoil the solan's* nest. Thus, blest in primal innocence they live, Suffic'd, and happy with that frugal fare Which tasteful toil and hourly danger give. Hard is their shallow soil, and bleak and bare ; Nor ever vernal bee was heard to murmur there...
Page 204 - ... the chances of royal and ministerial talents are multiplied, at least, with the number of its rulers; and a Julian, or Semiramis, may reign in the North, while Arcadius and Honorius again slumber on the thrones of the South.
Page 171 - O'er its drown'd banks, forbidding all return ! Or, if he meditate his wish'd escape, To some dim hill, that seems uprising near, To his faint eye the grim and grisly shape, In all its terrors clad, shall wild appear.
Page 169 - Thou hear'st some sounding tale of war's alarms ; When at the bugle's call, with fire and steel, The sturdy clans pour'd forth their brawny swarms, And hostile brothers met, to prove each other's arms. 'Tis thine to sing, how, framing hideous spells, In Sky's lone isle, the gifted wizard-seer, Lodg'd in the wintry cave with Fate's fell spear...
Page 170 - They see the gliding ghosts unbodied troop. Or, if in sports, or on the festive green, Their destined glance some fated youth descry, Who now, perhaps, in lusty vigour seen, And rosy health, shall soon lamented die. For them the viewless forms of air obey; Their bidding heed, and at their beck repair: They know what spirit brews the stormful day, And, heartless, oft like moody madness, stare To see the phantom train their secret work prepare.
Page 162 - I charge him with taking bribes of Gunga Govind Sing. I charge him with not having done that bribe-service which fidelity even in iniquity requires at the hands of the worst of men. I charge him with having robbed those people of whom he took the bribes. I charge him with having fraudulently alienated the fortunes of widows. I charge him with having...

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