What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Administration Admiral America answer appeared arrived believe body brother called certainly Charles collection Court daughter death designed ditto doubt Duchess Duke Earl England expected fleet forced four France French George give given hand happened head hear heard honour hope Horace Mann House House of Commons interest Italy John King Lady late least leave less letter live look Lord lost March married mean Ministers month morning nephew never night opinion Opposition painted Paris Parliament passed peace perhaps person Pitt present Prince probably received Royal seems seen sent short side Square Strawberry suppose sure taken talk tell thing thought thousand tion told town Walpole week whole wife wish write young
Page 184 - Arcot, he drew from every quarter whatever a savage ferocity could add to his new rudiments in the arts of destruction ; and compounding all the materials of fury, havoc, and desolation into one black cloud, he hung for a while on the declivities of the mountains.
Page 184 - A storm of universal fire blasted every field, consumed every house, destroyed every temple. The miserable inhabitants flying from their flaming villages in part were slaughtered ; others, without regard to sex, to age, to the respect of rank, or sacredness of function ; fathers torn from children, husbands from wives, enveloped in a whirlwind of cavalry, and amidst the goading spears of drivers, and the trampling of pursuing horses, were swept into captivity in an unknown and hostile land. Those...
Page 47 - To this sad shrine, whoe'er thou art, draw near, Here lies the friend most lov'd, the son most dear: Who ne'er knew joy, but friendship might divide, Or gave his father grief but when he dy'd.
Page 88 - At this man's table I enjoyed many cheerful and instructive hours, with companions such as are not often found ; with one who has lengthened, and one who has gladdened, life ; with Dr. James, whose skill in...
Page 146 - Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes; Youth on the prow, and pleasure at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That, hush'd in grim repose, expects his evening prey.
Page 27 - It was circulated with profusion, and, for writing it, the Common Council of London voted the Doctor their thanks, and presented him with the freedom of the city in a gold box.
Page 220 - Conway moved an address to implore his majesty " to listen to the advice of his Commons, that the war in America might no longer be pursued for the impracticable purpose of reducing the inhabitants of that country to obedience...
Page 107 - There my Retreat, the best Companions grace, Chiefs out of War, and Statesmen out of Place. There ST JOHN mingles with my friendly Bowl, The Feast of Reason, and the Flow of Soul. And HE, whose Lightning pierc'd th...
Page 90 - It was painted by an artist worthy of the subject, the excellent friend of that excellent man from their earliest youth, and a common friend of us both, with whom we lived for many years without a moment of coldness, of peevishness, of jealousy, or of jar, to the day of our final separation.