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Page 76 - A king is a thing men have made for their own sakes, for quietness sake : just as in a family one man is appointed to buy the meat ; if every man should buy, or if there were many buyers, they would never agree ; one would buy what the other liked not, or what the other had bought before ; so there would be a confusion.
Page 363 - ... the first Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country. In taste, in grace, in facility, in happy invention, and in the richness and harmony of colouring, he was equal to the great masters of the renowned ages.
Page 306 - ... was not then an actor, but abettor, however, of their action, were crowned with the most triumphant success. I take, with pleasure, this opportunity of doing justice to that great man, whose faults I knew, whose virtues I admired; and whose memory, as the greatest general and as the greatest minister that our country, or perhaps any other, has produced, I honour.
Page 369 - It is true that what is settled by custom, though it be not good, yet at least it is fit; and those things which have long gone together are as it were confederate within themselves; whereas new things piece not so well, but though they help by their utility, yet they trouble by their inconformity.
Page 305 - ... triumphant fuccefs. I take with pleafure this opportunity of doing juftice to that great man, whofe faults I knew, whofe virtues I admired ; and whofe memory, as the greateft general and as the greateft minifter that our country or perhaps any other has produced, I honor.
Page 14 - I; that in the night she knew there came a post from Paris from the queen, and that she would be extremely glad to hear what the queen commanded the king in order to his affairs...
Page 257 - ... are compelled to obey the laws made by the prince. In republican governments, therefore, the citizens ought, in the words of Ariftotle, and of a ftill higher authority,