Extracts from journals kept by George Howard, earl of Carlisle: selected by his sister, lady Caroline Lascelles

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For private circulation, 1864 - 420 pages

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Page 100 - The time shall come, when free as seas or wind Unbounded Thames shall flow for all mankind ; Whole nations enter with each swelling tide, And seas but join the regions they divide ; Earth's distant ends our glory shall behold, And the new world launch forth to seek the old.
Page 291 - Ward has no heart, they say; but I deny it ; He has a heart, and gets his speeches by it.
Page 100 - For me the balm shall bleed, and amber flow ; The coral redden, and the ruby glow, The pearly shell its lucid globe infold, And Phoebus warm the ripening ore to gold.
Page 102 - In his later life he used to come to his chapel in a carriage. He got an anonymous letter rebuking him for this, because it was not the way his heavenly Master traveled. He read the letter from the pulpit, said it was quite true, and that if the writer would come to the vestry afterward with a saddle and bridle he would ride him home.
Page 288 - In the great period of numismatic furore for ancient coins, which was at its height from the middle of the seventeenth to the middle of the eighteenth century...
Page 89 - The evening went off .very cosily and pleasantly, as must almost always happen with Macaulay. He was rather paradoxical, as is apt to be his manner, and almost his only social fault. The greatest marvel about him is the quantity of trash he remembers.
Page 102 - Lord Harry Vane, Stafford O'Brien. The bishop talked of the wit of Rowland Hill. One day his chapel, with a thinner attendance than usual, suddenly filled during a shower of rain. He said : ' I have often heard of religion being used as a cloak, but never before as an umbrella.
Page 10 - Hamilton, Mahon. Never were such torrents of good talk as burst and sputtered over from Macaulay and Hallam.
Page 79 - ... towards himself. Oddly enough, Lord Brougham found it consistent with his political opinions to oppose this great measure of reform. But the fact would hardly be worth mentioning if it were not for the happy remark which it suggested to Lord John. 'There is no wonder...
Page 334 - ... attacked about the Hampden transactions, Peel made him explain it all, then told him not to mind it. ' How I have been attacked ! ' with much emotion. He thinks Dr. Villiers's death was very mainly brought about by the attacks on him about Cheese. He told a characteristic speech of the Bishop of Exeter's. A lady, to whom he was showing his place at Torquay, bored him by indiscriminate praise. At last she said, ' And it is so Swiss ! ' — ' Oh, very Swiss ; only there are no mountains here, and...

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