Great orators, statesmen, and divines, brief lives with specimens of characteristic speeches, selected by the ed. of 'Treasury of British eloquence'.

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Seite 90 - And all the rule, one empire; only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love, By name to come call'd charity, the soul Of all the rest : then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A Paradise within thee, happier far.
Seite 52 - An act for granting certain duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America ; for allowing a drawback of the duties of customs upon the exportation from this kingdom of coffee and...
Seite 52 - Will you punish them for the madness you have occasioned ? Rather let prudence and temper come first from this side. I will undertake for America that she will follow the example. There are two lines in a ballad of...
Seite 165 - Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent; and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Seite 11 - He is the most diligent preacher of all other; he is never out of his diocese ; he is never from his cure ; ye shall never find him unoccupied ; he is ever in his parish ; he keepeth residence at all times ; ye shall never find him out of the way, call for him when you will he is ever at home ; the diligentest preacher in all the realm; he is ever at his plough: no lording or loitering can hinder him; he is ever applying his business, ye shall never find him idle, I warrant you.
Seite 46 - Much more, sir, is he to be abhorred, who as he has advanced in age, has receded from virtue, and become more wicked with less temptation ; who prostitutes himself for money which he cannot, enjoy, and spends the remains of his life in the ruin of his country.
Seite 160 - We have shown the example of a nation in which every class of society accepts with cheerfulness the lot which Providence has assigned to it, while at the same time every individual of each class is constantly striving to raise himself in the social scale — not by injustice and wrong, not by violence and illegality, but by persevering good conduct and by the steady and energetic exertion of the moral and intellectual faculties with which his Creator has endowed him.
Seite 48 - ... to recoil within them — men promoted to the highest seats of justice; some who, to my knowledge, were glad, by going to a foreign country, to escape being brought to the bar of a court of justice in their own.
Seite 179 - How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.
Seite 10 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.

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