The Letters of the Celebrated Junius, Volume 1

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printed in the year, 1783

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Página 18 - They will either conclude that our distresses were imaginary, or that we had the good fortune to be governed by men of acknowledged integrity and...
Página 95 - Sullen and severe without religion, profligate without gaiety, you live like Charles the Second, without being an amiable companion, and, for aught I know, may die as his father did, without the reputation of a martyr.
Página 192 - He must create a solitude round his estate if he would avoid the face of reproach and derision. At Plymouth his destruction would be more than probable; at Exeter, inevitable.
Página 166 - We owe it to our ancestors, to preserve entire those rights which they have delivered to our care : we owe it to our posterity, not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed.
Página 182 - ... as the encroachments of prerogative. He would be as little capable of bargaining with the minister for places for himself or his dependents, as of descending to mix himself in the intrigues of opposition.
Página 123 - With what force, my Lord, with what protection, are you prepared to meet the united detestation of the people of England ? The city of London has given a generous example to the kingdom in what manner a king of this country ought to be...
Página 2 - The situation of this country is alarming enough to rouse the attention of every man who pretends to a concern for the public welfare.
Página 185 - He would never have been insulted with virtues which he had laboured to extinguish, nor suffered the disgrace of a mortifying defeat, which has made him ridiculous and contemptible, even to the few by whom he was not detested.
Página 4 - It was not a capricious partiality to new faces; it was not a natural turn for low intrigue; nor was it the treacherous amusement...
Página 125 - Whenever the spirit of distributing prebends and bishoprics shall have departed from you, you will find that learned seminary perfectly recovered from the delirium of an installation, and, what in truth it ought to be, once more a peaceful scene of slumber and thoughtless meditation.

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