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Page 455 - Everybody is puzzled how to account for this step ; though it would not be the first time that great abilities have been duped by low cunning. But be it what it will, he is now certainly only Earl of Chatham ; and no longer Mr. Pitt, in any respect whatever.
Page 306 - I do by no means desire to repeat the nauseous dose, for the sake of the fugitive dream. Shall I tell you that I bear this melancholy situation with that meritorious constancy and resignation which most people boast of ? No ; for I really cannot help it. I bear it — because I must bear it, whether I will or no — I think of nothing but killing time the best I can, now that he is become mine enemy.
Page 494 - Parliament ; but he laughed at my offer, and said, that there was no such thing as a borough to be had now ; for that the rich East and West Indians had secured them all, at the rate of three thousand pounds at least ; but many at four thousand ; and two or three, that he knew, at five thousand. This, I confess, has vexed me a good deal...
Page 234 - Do not stare at the seeming paradox; for it is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates, one can do it when one will, and therefore one seldom does it at all; whereas those who have a great deal of business, must (to use a vulgar expression) buckle to it; and then they always find time enough to do it in.
Page 255 - Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life ; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something. My philosophy teaches me to reflect how much higher, rather than how much lower, I might have been taxed.
Page 110 - If it would but please God, by his lightning, to blast all the vines in the world, and by his thunder to turn all the wines now in Ireland sour, as I most sincerely wish he would, Ireland would enjoy a degree of quiet and plenty that it has never yet known.
Page 247 - Wolfe,* publicly offered to do the business with five hundred men and three ships only. In all these complicated political machines, there are so many wheels within wheels, that it is always difficult, and sometimes impossible, to guess which of them gives direction to the whole. Mr. Pitt is convinced that the principal wheel, or, if you will, the spoke in his wheel, came from Stade.
Page 90 - As when in tumults rise the ignoble crowd, Mad are their motions and their tongues are loud ; And stones and brands in rattling volleys fly, And all the rustic arms that fury can supply. If then some grave and pious man appear, They hush their noise and lend a listening ear ; He soothes with sober words their angry mood, And quenches their innate desire of blood.
Page 158 - I have seen,' says this man of the world, " the silly rounds of business and pleasure, and have done with them all. I have enjoyed all the pleasures of the world, and consequently know their futility, and do not regret their loss. I appraise them at their real value, which is in truth very low; whereas those who have not experienced always over-rate them. They only see their gay outside, and are dazzled with their glare : but I have been behind the scenes.
Page 158 - I have done, I can hardly persuade myself that all that frivolous hurry and bustle, and pleasure of the world, had any reality : but I look upon all that has passed as one of those romantic dreams which opium commonly occasions ; and I do by no means desire to repeat the nauseous dose for the sake of the fugitive dream.