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Seite 90 - I wish it were still in my power to be a hypocrite in this particular. The common duties of society usually require it ; and the ecclesiastical profession only adds a little more to an innocent dissimulation, or rather simulation, without which it is impossible to pass through the world.
Seite 140 - The best English book, beyond comparison, that ever has appeared for the Illustration, not merely of the general topography and local curiosities, but of the national character and manner* of Spain. " — Quarterly Review. "This is a very clever and amusing work.
Seite 460 - There were Chesterfield and Fanny, In that eternal whisper which begun Ten years ago, and never will be done; For though you know he sees her every day, Still he has ever something new to say.
Seite 259 - His Britannic Majesty, on his side, agrees to grant the liberty of the Catholic religion to the inhabitants of Canada ; he will, consequently, give the most precise and most effectual orders that his new Roman Catholic subjects may profess the worship of their religion, according to the rites of the Romish Church, as far as the laws of Great Britain permit.
Seite 164 - This is a book which rivets the attention, and makes the heart bleed. It has, indeed, with regard to himself, in its substance, though not in its arrangement, an almost dramatic character ; so clearly and strongly is the living, thinking, active man projected from the face of the records which he has left. " His spirit was a battle-field, upon which, with fluctuating fortune and singular intensity, the powers of belief and scepticism waged, from first to last, their unceasing war; and within the...
Seite 451 - Windsor; then, if he had half an hour to spare, trying to swallow something : — Mr. Adams with a paper, Mr. Long with another ; then Mr. Rose : then, with a little bottle of cordial confection in his pocket, off to the House until three or four in the morning ; then home to a hot supper for two or three hours more, to talk over what was to be done next day : — and wine, and wine ! — Scarcely up next morning, when tat-tat-tat — twenty or thirty people one after another, and the horses walking...
Seite 188 - Then, becoming rabid in his infatuation, he proceeds to stigmatize f ' the mean ambition, the low and degraded character, and the worldly views ' of the Martyrs of that Lord who is ' to be glorified in His Saints and admired in them that believe...
Seite 112 - Every horse has a man and a maid to himself — the maid cuts grass for him ; and every dog has a boy. I inquired whether the cat had any servants, but I found that she was allowed to wait upon herself; and, as she seemed the only person in the establishment capable of so doing, I respected her accordingly.
Seite 361 - That they were designed to answer, at least, a twofold use, namely, to serve as belfries, and as keeps, or places of strength, in which the sacred utensils, books, relics, and other valuables were deposited, and into which the ecclesiastics, to whom they belonged, could retire for security in cases of sudden predatory attack.