The early historians. Sir Walter Raleigh. Willaim Camden. Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury. Thomas Fuller. Lawrence Echard. Robert Brady. John Oldmixon. Thomas Carte. William Robertson. George, Lord Lyttelton. Tobias Smollett

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Page 35 - Passions are likened best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; So, when affections yield discourse, it seems The bottom is but shallow whence they come. They that are rich in words, in words discover That they are poor in that which makes a lover.
Page 132 - First, I send you all the thanks which my heart can conceive, or my words can express, for your many travails and care taken for me ; which, though they have not taken effect as. you wished, yet my debt to you is not the less. But pay it I never shall in this world. Secondly, I beseech you, for the love you bear me living, do not hide yourself many days after my death.
Page 375 - you shall be my confessor: when I first set out in the world, I had friends who endeavoured to shake my belief in the Christian religion. I saw difficulties which staggered me ; but I kept my mind open to conviction. The evidences and doctrines of Christianity, studied with attention, made me a most firm and persuaded believer of the Christian religion. I have made it the rule of my life, and it is the ground of my future hopes.
Page 369 - Dead, which were very eagerly read, though the production rather, as it seems, of leisure than of study : rather effusions than compositions. The names of his persons too often enable the reader to anticipate their conversation ; and, when they have met, they too often part without any conclusion. He has copied Fenelon more than Fontenelle. When they were first published, they were kindly commended by the critical reviewers...
Page 89 - My heart was never broken till this day, that I hear the Queen goes away so far off — whom I have followed so many years with so great love and desire, in so many journeys, and am now left behind her, in a dark prison all alone.
Page 385 - The learned SMELFUNGUS travelled from Boulogne to Paris from Paris to Rome and so on but he set out with the spleen and jaundice, and every object he pass'd by was discoloured or distorted He wrote an account of them, but 'twas nothing but the account of his miserable feelings.
Page 81 - Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay, Within that temple where the vestal flame Was wont to burn ; and passing by that way, To see that buried dust of living fame, Whose tomb fair Love and fairer Virtue kept, All suddenly I saw the...
Page 132 - God, who is goodness itself, the true life, and true light, keep thee, and thine ; have mercy on me, and teach me to forgive my persecutors and Accusers, and send us to meet in his glorious kingdom. My dear wife farewell, Bless my poor Boy, Pray for me, and Let my Good god hold you both in his arms. Written with the dying hand of sometime thy Husband, but now (alas) overthrown Wa: Raleigh.
Page 155 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Page 132 - Get those letters, if it be possible, which I writ to the lords, wherein I sued for my life. God is my witness, it was for you and yours that I desired life. But it is true that I disdain myself for begging it ; for know it, dear wife, that your son is the son of a true man, and one who in his own respect despiseth death, and all his misshapen and ugly forms.

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