Historical Memoirs of His Own Time, Band 2


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Seite 585 - Why, well; Never so truly happy, my good Cromwell. I know myself now ; and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience. The king has...
Seite 498 - cashiered and declared totally unfit and unworthy to serve his Majesty in any military capacity whatever...
Seite 182 - To answer all these purposes, and more, More black than ever villain plann'd before, Search earth, search hell, the devil cannot find An agent like Lothario to his mind.
Seite 378 - Graecis iurare paratis per caput alterius, cum furem nemo timeret caulibus et pomis, et aperto viveret horto. paulatim deinde ad superos Astraea recessit hac comite, atque duae pariter fugere sorores.
Seite 168 - ... least, I mean in the individual cases. What can ennoble sots, or fools, or cowards ? Alas ! not all the blood of all the Howards...
Seite 439 - I have received with sentiments of the deepest concern the communication which Lord George Germain has made me of the unfortunate result of the operations in Virginia. I particularly lament it on account of the consequences connected with it and the difficulties which it may produce in carrying on the public business or in repairing such a misfortune. But I trust that neither Lord George Germain nor any member of the Cabinet will suppose that it makes the smallest alteration in those principles of...
Seite 313 - Enquiries ; and attacking in turn, the Army, the Admiralty, and the Treasury. But, no Individual in the upper House, attracted so much national Attention from his Accomplishments, Talents, and extensive Information on all Subjects of foreign or domestic Policy, as the Earl of Shelburne. In the Prime of Life, and in the full Vigor of his Faculties, he displayed, whenever he rose to speak...
Seite 434 - Breast," replied Lord George. For, he opened his Arms, exclaiming wildly, as he paced up and down the Apartment during a few Minutes, " Oh, God ! it is all over !" Words which he repeated many Times, under Emotions of the deepest Consternation and Distress.
Seite 293 - If any man, for example, were to accuse him of taking his stand at a gaming-table, and watching, with the soberest attention, for a fair opportunity of engaging a drunken young nobleman at piquet, he would undoubtedly consider it as an infamous aspersion upon his character, and resent it like a man of honour.

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