Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

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Página 25 - O'er PITT'S the mournful requiem sound, And Fox's shall the notes rebound. The solemn echo seems to cry, — " Here let their discord with them die : Speak not for those a separate doom, Whom Fate made Brothers in the tomb ; But search the land of living men, Where wilt thou find their like agen...
Página 127 - The importation of slaves into the colonies from the coast of Africa hath long been considered as a trade of great inhumanity, and under its present encouragement, we have too much reason to fear will endanger the very existence of your Majesty's American dominions.
Página 440 - There is a lad here which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes ; but what are they among so many ? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down.
Página 442 - It is a happy world after all. The air, the earth, the water, teem with delighted existence. In a spring noon, or a summer evening, on whichever side I turn my eyes, myriads of happy beings crowd upon my view. " The insect youth are on the wing.
Página 245 - I have lived to it ; I could almost say, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation. — I have lived to see a diffusion of knowledge, which has undermined superstition and error. — I have lived to see the rights of men better understood than ever ; and nations panting for liberty which seemed to have lost the idea of it. — I have lived to see Thirty Millions of People, indignant and resolute, spurning at slavery, and demanding liberty with an irresistible...
Página 240 - Ne'er to these chambers, where the mighty rest, Since their foundation, came a nobler guest ; Nor e'er was to the bowers of bliss conveyed A fairer spirit, or more welcome shade. In what new region, to the just assigned, What new employments please th
Página 340 - It is ordered by His Royal Highness the Prince Re-gent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty...
Página 181 - Was this then the fate of that high-gifted man, " The pride of the palace, the bower and the hall, " The orator, — dramatist, — minstrel, — who ran " Through each mode of the lyre, and was master of all...
Página 171 - Hastings's ambition to the simple steadiness of genuine magnanimity. In his mind all was shuffling, ambiguous, dark, insidious, and little ; nothing simple, nothing unmixed : all affected plainness, and actual dissimulation — a heterogeneous mass of contradictory qualities; with nothing great but his crimes ; and even those contrasted by the littleness of his motives, which at once denoted both his baseness and his meanness, and marked him for a traitor and a trickster.
Página 319 - ... remind you of the long and rigorous imprisonment he has suffered ; — I will not speak to you of his great youth, of his illustrious birth, and of his uniformly animated and generous zeal in parliament for the constitution of his country. Such topics might be useful in the balance of a doubtful case ; yet even then I should have trusted to the honest hearts of Englishmen to have felt them without excitation. At present, the plain and rigid rules of justice and truth are sufficient to entitle...

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