William Cobbett: A Study of His Life as Shown in His Writings

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A. Constable, 1904 - 318 Seiten

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Seite 197 - At this time [1816] the writings of William Cobbett suddenly became of great authority. They were read on nearly every cottage hearth in the manufacturing districts of South Lancashire, in those of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham ; also in many of the Scottish manufacturing towns. Their influence was speedily visible. He directed his readers to the true cause of their sufferings, misgovernment, and to its proper corrective, Parliamentary Reform. Riots soon became scarce, and from that time they have...
Seite 285 - The Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour is best served, and with the most fervent spirit, when men are not slothful in business, but do their duty in that state of life in which it has pleased God to call them.
Seite 234 - Lord; thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
Seite 20 - To this, more than to any other thing, I owed my very extraordinary promotion in the . army. I was always ready : if I had to mount guard at ten, I was ready at nine : never did any man, or any thing, wait one moment for me. Being, at an age under twenty years, raised from Corporal to...
Seite 117 - Sir Simonds D'Ewes' Journals of all the Parliaments during the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, John Rushworth's Historical Collections, John Nalson's Impartial Collection, and Whitelocke's Memorials.
Seite 37 - I sat in the same room with her for about an hour, in company with others, and I made up my mind that she was the very girl for me. That I thought her beautiful is certain, for that, I had always said, should be an indispensable qualification ; but I saw in her what I deemed marks of that sobriety of conduct of which I have said so much, and which has been by far the greatest blessing of my life. It was now dead of winter, and of course the snow several feet deep on the ground, and the weather piercing...
Seite 14 - I had learned before the death of my father and mother. There is a hill not far from the town called Crooksbury Hill, which rises up out of a flat in the form of a cone, and is planted with Scotch fir-trees.
Seite 122 - At this time William Cobbett was at the height of his political reputation ; but of politics we heard little, and should, I think, have heard nothing, but for an occasional red-hot patriot, who would introduce the subject, which our host would fain put aside, and got rid of as speedily as possible.
Seite 20 - ... and the task did not demand anything like a year of my life. I had no money to purchase candle or oil ; in winter time it was rarely that I could get any evening light but that of...
Seite 122 - Cobbett's) territories from the beautiful grounds of the old friend where we had been originally staying, the great squire of the place. His own house — large, high, massive, red, and square, and perched on a considerable eminence — always struck me as being not unlike its proprietor. It was filled at that time almost to overflowing. Lord Cochrane was there, then in the very height of his warlike fame, and as unlike the common notion of a warrior as could be. A gentle, quiet, mild young man,...

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