The Works of Lord Bolingbroke: With a Life, Prepared Expressly for this Edition, Containing Additional Information Relative to His Personal and Public Character, Volume 1

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Page 80 - AWAKE, my St John ! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of Man ; A mighty maze ! but not without a plan ; A wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot ; Or garden, tempting with forbidden fruit.
Page 76 - 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 56 - Parties; and of all his masterly pieces it is in general esteemed the best. Having finished this, which was received with the utmost avidity, he resolved to take leave not only of his enemies and friends, but even of his country; and in this resolution, in the year 1736...
Page 51 - I am then, two-thirds restored, my person safe, (unless I meet hereafter with harder treatment than even that of Sir Walter Raleigh) and my estate, with all the other property I have acquired, or may acquire, secured to me. But the attainder is kept carefully and prudently in force, lest so corrupt a member should come again into the house of lords, and his bad leaven should sour that sweet, untainted mass.
Page 87 - Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said testator, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of OLIVER PRICE and THOMAS HALL.
Page 419 - That as to dispute what God may do is blasphemy, ... so is it sedition in subjects to dispute what a king may do in the height of his power.
Page 186 - God has established such an order in the world, that of all which belongs to us the least valuable parts can alone fall under the will of others. 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 52 - I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two hay-cocks; but his -attention is somewhat diverted, by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in the admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower...
Page 52 - ... in England As to the return of his health and vigour, were you here, you might inquire of his haymakers ; but as to his temperance, I can answer that, for one whole day, we have had nothing for dinner but mutton-broth, beans and bacon, and a barn-door fowl. Now his lordship is run after his cart...
Page 87 - An Answer to the London Journal of December 21, 1728, by John Trot. An Answer to the Defence of the Enquiry into the Reasons of the Conduct of Great Britain.

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