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Page 282 - If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions: I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Page 449 - I shall be deemed foolhardy in engaging for the defence of the empire with an Army composed of such a force of Militia. I may be so, I confess it ; I should infinitely prefer, and should feel more confidence in, an army of regular troops. But I know I shall not have these.
Page 449 - I know of no mode of resistance, much less of protection, from this danger, excepting by an army in the field capable of meeting and contending with its formidable enemy, aided by all the means of fortification which experience in war and science can suggest.
Page 57 - She quells the floods below, As they roar on the shore When the stormy winds do blow ; When the battle rages loud and long, And the stormy winds do blow.
Page 277 - vails the vain knight-errant's brand ? — O Douglas for thy leading wand ! Fierce Randolph for thy speed ! O for one hour of Wallace wight, Or well-skilled Bruce, to rule the fight, And cry " Saint Andrew and our right...
Page 606 - This species, commonly raised for the table (Fig. 319), consists of a footstalk, or stipes, ranging from an inch and a half to two inches and a half in height.
Page 295 - When any force acts upon a body in motion, the change of motion which it produces is the same in magnitude and direction as the effect of the force upon the body at rest.
Page 449 - This would give a mass of organized force amounting to about 150,000 men, which we might immediately set to work to discipline. This alone would enable us to establish the strength of our army. This, with an augmentation of the force of the regular army, which would not cost 400.000/., would put the country on its legs in respect to personal force, and I would engage for its defence, old as I am.