History of England: from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles, 1713-1783, Volume 7

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Page 210 - I will be very frank with you. I was the last to consent to the separation; but the separation having been made, and having become inevitable, I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the friendship of the United States as an independent power.
Page 319 - Why did I sell my college life," He cries, " for benefice and wife ? Return, ye days, when endless pleasure I found in reading, or in leisure ! When calm around the common room I puffd my daily pipe's perfume ! Rode for a stomach, and inspected, At annual bottlings, corks selected : And din'd untax'd, untroubled, under The portrait of our pious founder ! When...
Page 316 - Who founded University College ? " I stated (though, by the way the point is sometimes doubted) 'that King Alfred founded it.' 'Very well, sir,' said the examiner, ' you are competent for your degree.
Page 203 - I have sacrificed every consideration of my own to the wishes and opinion of my people. I make it my humble and earnest prayer to Almighty God that Great Britain may not feel the evils which might result from so great a dismemberment of the empire; and that America may be free from those calamities which have formerly proved in the mother country how essential monarchy is to the enjoyment of constitutional liberty. Religion, language, interest, affections may, and I hope will, yet prove a bond of...
Page 84 - formally before the Court, but for that very reason I ' will bring him before the Court. He has placed these ' men in the front of the battle, in hopes to escape under ' their shelter, but I will not join in battle with them: ' their vices, though screwed up to the highest pitch of ' human depravity, are not of dignity enough to vindicate " the combat with ME. I will drag HIM to light who is " the dark mover behind this scene of iniquity.
Page 30 - Sessions-House at the Old Bailey. There were not, I believe, a hundred; but they did their work at leisure, in full security, without sentinels, without trepidation, as men lawfully employed, in full day: Such is the cowardice of a commercial place.
Page 89 - I almost wished it abolished, for I sat next him at dinner. As I had read his published speeches, there was no occasion to repeat them to me.
Page 65 - The general went up to see her, and she upbraided him with being in a plot to murder her child. One moment she raved, another she melted into tears. Sometimes she pressed her infant to her bosom, and lamented its fate, occasioned by the imprudence ot its father, in a manner that would have pierced insensibility itself. All the sweetness of beauty, all the loveliness of innocence, all the tenderness of a wife, and all the fondness of a mother, showed themselves in her appearance and conduct.
Page 164 - the best of messages to the best of people from the best of kings.
Page 209 - I shall esteem myself the happiest of men, if I can be instrumental in recommending my country more and more to your Majesty's royal benevolence...

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