Gleanings Through Wales, Holland, and Westphalia;: With Views of Peace and War at Home and Abroad ...

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Page 211 - He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as a man of genius; he looks round on Nature and on Life with the eye which Nature bestows only on a poet, the eye that distinguishes in...
Page 349 - AND hast thou fixed my doom, sweet master, say ? And wilt thou kill thy servant, old and poor ? A little longer let me live, I pray ; A little longer hobble round thy door ! For much it glads me...
Page 100 - Mutt'ring his wayward fancies he would rove. Now drooping, woeful wan, like one forlorn, Or craz'd with care, or cross'd in hopeless love.
Page 168 - Stadtholderate, and produce a De Witt or a Van Berkel. During the infancy of the Stadtholder, the influence and patronage muft be transferred fomewhere, and they can no C 3 where where be transferred with fafety. Every thing would fall into confufion, until defpair, or the interference of fome neighbouring nation, (hould incite the people to take the government into their own hands, and re-eftablifh the conftitution.
Page 194 - I'll tell you, friend; a wife man and a fool. 200 You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk, Or, cobler-like, the parfon will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow; The reft is all but leather or prunella.
Page 104 - The plowman homewards plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darknefs and to me. Now fades the glimmering landfcape on the fight, And all the air...
Page 348 - And linger near the fpot where I was bred. For, ah ! to think of what we both enjoy'd In my life's prime, ere I was old and poor, When from the jocund morn to eve employ'd, My gracious mafter on this back I bore. Thrice told ten years have danc'd on down along, Since firft thefe way-worn limbs to thee I gave, Sweet-fmiling years ! when both of us were young, The kindeft mafter, and the happieft flaw.
Page 159 - Utrecht, he participates in the fovereignty as prefident dent of their bodies of nobles ; and in Zealand as only noble of the province; and he has a right of affifting, though not of voting, at the deliberations of the States General. In his executive capacity, he is principal member of the Council of State, which, in military affairs, is almoft entirely under his direction. He prefides in all courts of juftice, and has a right of pardoning criminals. As captain general and admiral, he commands all...
Page 230 - Britifh t tvller it is interefling from its novelty i for though a world of white does not fcem to admit of much variety, whether viewed in one country or in another, a deep fall of fnow and hard froft is certainly very different in its general appearance in Holland and England. What it is in the latter you have feen and felt : what it is here will be more pleafant perhaps in my defcription than from the evidence of your own feelings. Rotterdam is in itfelf, you know, one of the mi nl confiderable...
Page 112 - ... of nature,' is refused. Many high-wrought sentiments are given by the royal selfmade widow, to justify a breach of her wicked promise, and to determine on throwing the whole regal power into the hands of her son Hamlet. This resolution she maintains so steadily, that her lover, (Clodius) the murderer, is converted into her most inveterate enemy. " Various scenes of severe distress ensue. An...

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