The Public characters of 1798

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H. Colbert, 1799 - 374 pages

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Page 43 - XIV. upon what slight grounds have you been accused of restless and immoderate ' ambition ! O ! tame and feeble Cervantes, with what a timid pencil and faint colours have you painted the portrait of a disordered imagination!
Page 345 - Robed in the sable garb of woe, With haggard eyes the Poet stood ; Loose his beard, and hoary hair Stream'd, like a meteor, to the troubled air And, with a Master's hand, and Prophet's fire, Struck the deep sorrows of his lyre.
Page 54 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car ; Or on wide waving wings expanded bear The flying chariot through the fields of air ; Fair crews triumphant, leaning from above, Shall wave their fluttering kerchiefs as they move, Or warrior bands alarm the gaping crowd, And armies shrink beneath the shadowy cloud.
Page 98 - Him then let us trust, where our only security can be found. I find there are many good men among us ; for my own part, I have had full confidence of all in this ship, and once more beg to express my approbation of your conduct.
Page 98 - Our cup has overflowed, and made us wanton. The all-wise Providence has given us this check as a warning, and I hope we shall improve by it. On Him then let us trust, where our only security can be found.
Page 305 - Wilfon, which were publifhed by fubfcription at 55. each, were the two great pillars on which Woollet's well-earned reputation was built. For the firft of them, the alderman agreed to give the engraver fifty guineas* ; and when it was completed he paid him a hundred.
Page 98 - ... approbation of your conduct. "May God, who has thus far conducted you, continue to do so ; and may the British navy, the glory and support of our country, be restored to its wonted splendour, and be not only the bulwark of Britain, but the terror of the world. "But this can only be effected by a strict adherence to our duty and obedience ; and let us pray that the Almighty God may keep us in the right way of thinking.
Page 178 - Bar, and for a few years attended the four courts witu an empty .bag, and a mind too elaftic to be confined to the forms of pleading, and too liberal to be occupied by the purfuits of a mere lawyer. Difgufted...
Page 93 - After weighing the matter more deliberately, he communicated his wish to his parishioners, and. advised them to draw up a petition to the chancellor in favour of the curate. This was accordingly done, and signed by all of them, without any exception, either on the part of the dissenters or others.
Page 123 - tis the thing was made to move ! His voice, in one dull, deep, unvaried...

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