The Royal Tribes of Wales

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John Painter, 1799 - Families of royal descent - 194 pages

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Page 124 - He resolved to set up a council for the Protestant -religion, in opposition to the congregation de Propaganda Fide at Rome.
Page 64 - Turnus ovat spolio gaudetque potitus. 500 nescia mens hominum fati sortisque futurae et servare modum, rebus sublata secundis ! Turno tempus erit, magno cum optaverit emptum intactum Pallanta, et cum spolia ista diemque oderit.
Page 136 - Madam, Having received information by repeated advices, both public and private, that you have, of late, performed many wonderful cures, even where the best physicians have failed, and that the means used appear to be very inadequate to the effects produced, I cannot but look upon you as an extraordinary and...
Page 174 - Suspended faction ceas'd from rage and strife, To hear his eloquence, and praise his life. Resistless merit fix'd the senate's choice, Who hail'd him Speaker with united voice.
Page 93 - I could never attain that perfection, as being subject ever to choler and passion more than I ought, and generally to speak my mind freely, and indeed rather to imitate those who, having fire within doors, choose rather to give it vent than suffer it to burn the house.
Page 124 - ... supplied as occasions should require it. Chelsea college was to be made up for them, which was then an old decayed building, that had been at first raised to be a college for writers of controversy.
Page 67 - I find the old metres were, what all compositions of that nature should be, that is, Lyric verses adapted to the tunes and music then in use. Of this sort were the several kinds of Englynion, Cywyddau, Odlau...
Page 103 - ... when they are young. I am glad you have read Camden's Britannia, which will enable you upon a second reading to open his wounds to the quick, and they should be seared with hot irons. This is the great oracle of the English, and is swallowed without chewing, because the pill is gilt. Take off the gilding and you will find sad stuff under it. The design was great, the structure magnificent, but the performance or execution poor and shabby, notwithstanding that it was covered with great learning...
Page 108 - He became so great an economist, that he even grudged a glass of wine to a poor relation. It is recorded of him, that "he had dined by himself one day at the Rolls, and was drinking his wine quietly, when his cousin, Roderic Lloyd, was unexpectedly introduced to him from a side door: "You rascal...
Page 90 - I remember when he dubbed me Knight, in the ceremony of putting the point of a naked sword upon my shoulder, he could not endure to look upon it, but turned his face another way, insomuch, that, in lieu of touching my shoulder, he had almost thrust the point into my eyes, had not the Duke of Buckingham guided his hand aright.

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