Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time, Volume 2

Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1845 - 419 pages

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Page 348 - Give forked counsel; take provoking gold On either hand, and put it up; these men, He knew, would thrive with their humility. And for his part he thought he should be blest To have his heir of such a suffering spirit, So wise, so grave, of so perplex'da tongue, And loud withal, that would not wag, nor scarce Lie still, without a fee; when every word Your worship but lets fall, is a cecchine!
Page 20 - He possessed a ductility and versatility of talents which no public man in our time has equalled, and these intellectual endowments were sustained by a suavity of temper that seemed to set at defiance all attempts to ruffle or discompose it. Playing with his irritable or angry antagonist, Sheridan exposed him by sallies of wit, or attacked him with classic elegance of satire ; performing this arduous task in the face of a crowded assembly, without losing for an instant either his presence of mind,...
Page 20 - He wounded deepest, indeed, when he smiled ; and convulsed his hearers with laughter, while the object of his ridicule or animadversion was twisting under the lash.
Page 46 - ... measure of the present minister? The new India Board that he proposes to erect, may send instructions to India in commercial, as well as in political matters, where they think the revenue to be concerned. Oh ! but, says he, the company may appeal. Appeal ! — To whom, and from whom ? Is such a...
Page 349 - ... its natural and accustomed support, a scheme for disconnecting the authority to command service from the power of animating it by reward, and for allotting to the prince all the invidious duties of government without the means of softening them to the public by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity.
Page 177 - Th' applause of list'ning senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes...
Page 372 - Kenyon, as the two chiefs of the law, naturally occupied the first place. Pitt joined with these dignitaries of the church and the bar, the four heads of the departments constituting the royal household ; namely, the lord steward, and lord chamberlain ; the master of the horse, and the groom of the stole. Lord North, who from his anxiety to supply the void occasioned by Fox's absence took part in every discussion, immediately intimated his intention of moving to insert the names of the princes of...
Page 66 - Fair laughs the Morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded Vessel goes : Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm : Regardless of the sweeping Whirlwind's sway, That hush'd in grim repose expects his evening prey.
Page 19 - ... a corpse, and performed on his body the necessary ablutions. Nor did he change his linen more frequently than he washed himself. Complaining one day to Dudley North that he was a martyr to the rheumatism, and had ineffectually tried every remedy for its relief, " Pray, my lord," said he, " did you ever try a clean shirt?
Page 244 - Rolle, however, refused to concede or to declare any conviction on the subject. " I did not invent these reports," answered he, " but I heard them, and they made an impression on my mind.

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