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Page 80 - Twere now to be most happy, for I fear My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate.
Page 120 - In parts of Ireland a systematic opposition has been made to the payment of tithes, attended, in some instances, with afflicting results : and it will be one of your first duties to inquire whether it may not be possible to effect improvements in the laws respecting this subject, which may afford the necessary protection to the established church, and at the same time remove the present causes of complaint.
Page 105 - Bill, and authorized him to declare the same to such persons as he might think fit ; that a written note was put into his hands, in which his majesty declared, " That he should deem those •' who should vote for it not only not his friends, but his enemies ; and that " if he (Lord Temple) could put this in stronger words, he had full authority
Page 131 - SEBASTIAN CABOTE TOULD ME that he was borne in Brystowe, and that at iiii. yeare ould he was carried with his father to Venice, and so returned agayne into England with his father after certayne years, whereby he was thought to have been born in Venice.
Page 121 - An Act to repeal an Act passed in the seventh year of his late Majesty king George the fourth, intituled An Act to amend the law of Ireland respecting the assignment and subletting of lands and tenements; and to substitute other provisions in lieu thereof.
Page 64 - ... mark the eyes of a naturalist when you tell him of some new marine creature, half vegetable, half animal, which springs up in the shape of a tumbler, with something like an umbrella and stalk in the middle ; or only speak of a new holothuria, original in the number of its tentacula ! In the same way have the ordinary characters of society fallen into a kind of contempt in our literature. It was very well for Homer to describe heroes ,like Achilles and Agamemnon ; and for the Spectator to talk...
Page 68 - ... playmates, and begin to discover that their father is not the poor man he seems. The Peghler is thunderstruck, some fine morning, at finding his household convulsed by a rebellion, to which the very wife of his bosom is evidently not ill affected, against further breakfasts of porridge. The ancient dine-asty of potatoes is tumbled from its throne ; and tea, hitherto a thing only enjoyed clandestinely when he was from home, sets up its unblushing front every evening, as if it had a title of a...
Page 64 - ... describe heroes like Achilles and Agamemnon; and for the Spectator to talk of such men as Will Honeycomb or Sir Roger de Coverley. These personages were like the horse and the lion in the infancy of natural history. But anything like a full-grown, healthy, natural man, is now of no use. Everybody knew all about him ages ago. If you want proper subjects for the moral museum, you must poke into the holes and corners of human nature. It will not do now-a-days to describe anything but nondescripts....