Historical Memoirs of His Late Royal Highness William-Augustus, Duke of Cumberland: Including the Military and Political History of Great-Britain, During that Period

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T. Waller, 1767 - Great Britain - 531 pages
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Page 210 - From camp to camp, through the foul womb of night, The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch...
Page 473 - To sum up the whole and draw to a conclusion, this decency, this grace, this propriety of manners to character is so essential to princes in particular that whenever it is neglected, their virtues lose a great degree of lustre and their defects acquire much aggravation. Nay more: by neglecting this decency and this grace and for want of a sufficient regard to appearances, even their virtues may betray them into failings, their failings into vices, and their vices into habits unworthy of princes and...
Page 413 - I was unhappily seduced from that loyalty, in an unguarded moment, by the arts of desperate and designing men. And it is notorious, my lords, that no sooner did I awake from that delusion, than I felt a remorse for my departure from my duty, but it was then too late. > " Nothing, my lords, remains, but to throw myself, my life, and fortune, upon your lordships
Page 271 - The spring of his whole conduct is fear. Fear of the horns of the devil, and of the flames of Hell. He has been taught to believe, that nothing but a blind...
Page 149 - Support of the French King, with a View to overturn the Balance of Power in Europe, and to extend the dangerous Influence...
Page 359 - Majesty strongly promised to give me such marks of his favour, as would oblige all the country to be faithful to him. Therefore the gracious King was as good as his word to me ; for as soon as I arrived at court, and was introduced to the King by the late Duke of...
Page 473 - Scipio was not so clear and uncontroverted in private as in public life; nor was he allowed by all, to be a man of such severe virtue, as he affected, and as that age required.
Page 526 - Abbey, upon a floor railed in, covered with black cloth, and lined on each fide with a party of the foot guards, in the following order : Drums and trumpets founding a folemn march, with banners attached to them, adorned with naval trophies, the drums covered with black.
Page 294 - Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, "What doest thou?" Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

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