What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Academy already amount ancient appears attempt authority believe bishop body building called carried cause century character Church colonial common complete considerable considered constituted course difficulty direct distinct doubt duties effect England English established evidence existing fact force France French give given Government hand House important interest Italy King known land least less letter living Lord matter means measure ment mind nature never object once opinion original passed period persons political portion position possession practical present principles probably produced question reader reason reference regard remains remarkable respect result Roman Rome Royal Scotland seems seen ships side success supposed survey taken things thought tion true truth whole writers
Page 418 - The danger was soon over. The whole nation was at that time on fire with faction. The whigs applauded every line in which liberty was mentioned, as a satire on the tories ; and the tories echoed every clap, to shew that the satire was unfelt.
Page 413 - I think Mr. St. John the greatest - -young man I ever knew; wit, capacity, beauty, quickness of apprehension, good learning, and an excellent taste; the best orator in the house of commons, admirable conversation, good nature, and good manners; generous, and a despiser of money.
Page 430 - Let us suppose in this, or in some other unfortunate country, an anti-minister, who thinks himself a person of so great and extensive parts, and of so many eminent qualifications, that he looks upon himself as the only person in the kingdom capable to conduct the public affairs of the nation...
Page 429 - I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two haycocks; but his attention is somewhat diverted, by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower.
Page 342 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Page 406 - But eloquence must flow like a stream that is fed by an abundant spring, and not spout forth a little frothy water on some gaudy day, and remain dry the rest of the year.
Page 432 - Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his death...
Page 400 - The Life of Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, Secretary of State in the reign of Queen Anne. By Thomas Macknight, author of the " History of the Life and Times of Edmund Burke.
Page 413 - I am thinking what a veneration we used to have for Sir William Temple because he might have been Secretary of State at fifty ; and here is a young fellow hardly thirty in that employment.
Page 31 - I will not; I am one of Christ's children; let me go :' And then they returned her into the water, where she finished her warfare ; being a virgin martyr of eighteen years of age, suffering death for her refusing to swear the oath of abjuration, and hear the curats.