The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 3

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Longman., 1819 - Great Britain
 

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Page 39 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village- Hampden, that, with dauntless breast, The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Page 448 - He would deliver the jury his solemn opinion, as he was required by act of parliament to do ; and under the authority of that act, and still more in obedience to his conscience and his God, he pronounced this to be a most impious and profane libel. Believing and hoping that they, the jury, were Christians, he had not any doubt but that they would be of the same opinion.
Page 321 - If, however, the baneful alliance is not already formed, if this ill-omened marriage is not already solemnized, I know a just and lawful impediment, and in the name of the public safety I here forbid the Banns...
Page 261 - I hope an everlasting one, with one great state; and I at least afforded the efficient means by which a peace, if not so durable, more seasonable at least, was accomplished with another. I gave you all; and you have rewarded me with confiscation, disgrace, and a life of impeachment...
Page 123 - How much thy years excel In arts of counsel, and in speaking well! O would the gods, in love to Greece, decree But ten such sages as they grant in thee; Such wisdom soon should Priam's force destroy, And soon should fall the haughty towers of Troy!
Page 122 - No surly porter stands in guilty state, To spurn imploring famine from the gate: But on he moves to meet his latter end, Angels around befriending virtue's friend; Sinks to the grave with unperceived decay, While resignation gently slopes the way; And, all his prospects brightening to the last, His heaven commences ere the world be past.
Page 257 - Talk not to us," said the Governor-General, " of their guilt or innocence, but as it suits the Company's credit ! We will not try them by the Code of Justinian, nor the Institutes of Timur. We will not judge them either by...
Page 408 - Princess distinguished by every eminent virtue and amiable endowment ; whose illustrious line has constantly shown the firmest zeal for the Protestant Religion, and a particular attachment to my Family.
Page 250 - For me, O Shore ! I only claim To merit, not to seek for fame, The good and just to please, A state above the fear of want, Domestic love, Heaven's choicest grant, Health, leisure, peace, and ease.
Page 200 - With a narrative of the events which occurred in the enterprize of the Earl of Argyle, in 1685, by Sir Patrick Hume.

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