The Works of the Late Right Honorable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, 1. köide

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P. Byrne, Grafton Street, 1793

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Page 108 - Whatever is best is safest ; lies out of the reach of human power ; can neither be given nor taken away. Such is this great and beautiful work of nature, the world. Such is the mind of man, which contemplates and admires the world whereof it makes the. noblest part. These are inseparably ours, and as long as we remain in one we shall enjoy the other.
Page 19 - Whilst this was doing, Oxford looked on as if he had not been a party to all which had passed; broke now and then a jest, which savoured of the inns of court and the bad company in which he had been bred ; and on those occasions, where his station "obliged him to speak of business, was absolutely unintelligible.
Page 39 - He talked to me," says his lordship, " like a man who expected every moment to set out for England or Scotland, but who did not very well know for which...
Page 108 - There is no part of the world from whence we may not admire those planets which roll like ours, in different orbits, round the same central sun; from whence we may not discover an object still more stupendous, that army of fixed stars hung up in the immense space of the universe; innumerable suns, whose beams enlighten and cherish the unknown worlds which roll...
Page 75 - Pretender's hands? ; contenting himself with making the duke understand, how little need there was to get rid of a man in this manner, who only wanted an opportunity to get rid of the Pretender and his cause.
Page 84 - I should have remained in a very strange situation all the rest of my life; on one side he would have thought that he had a right on any future...
Page 33 - Parliament, in favour of those who should be accused : left to its own movement, it was much more proper to quicken than slacken the...
Page 43 - He there found a multitude of people at work, and every one doing what seemed good in his own eyes ; no subordination, no order, no concert. The Jacobites had wrought one another up to look upon the success of the present designs as infallible : every meeting-house which the...
Page 9 - ... that our principal views were the conservation of this power, great employments to ourselves, and great opportunities of rewarding those who had helped to raise us, and of hurting those who stood in opposition to us. It is however true, that with these considerations of private and party interest, there were others intermingled which had for their object the public good of the nation, at least what we took to be such.
Page 123 - She bears the three grapes of drunkenness, of pleasure, and of sorrow; and happy it is if the last can cure the mischief which the former work. When afflictions fail to have their due effect, the case is desperate.

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