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R. Phillips, 1805 - Biography

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Page 119 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon ; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowne'd honour by the locks...
Page 559 - That it is now necessary to declare that to report any opinion or pretended opinion of his Majesty upon any bill or other proceeding depending in either house of Parliament, with a view to influence the votes of the members, is a high crime and misdemeanor, derogatory to the honour of the crown, a breach of the fundamental privileges of Parliament, and subversive of the Constitution of this country.
Page 248 - While cloistered piety displays Her mouldering roll, the piercing eye explores New manners and the pomp of elder days, Whence culls the pensive bard his pictured stores. Not rough nor barren are the winding ways Of hoar Antiquity, but strewn with flowers.
Page 391 - THERE is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. Within my own memory, I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot up to a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men *. The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers before them t.
Page 357 - That the authority of the sovereign of the neutral country being interposed in any manner of mere force cannot legally vary the rights of a lawfully commissioned belligerent cruiser.
Page 121 - A Journal, during a Residence in France, from the beginning of August to the middle of December, 1792.
Page 160 - Indeed, under such extreme straitness and distraction labours the whole body of their finances, so far does their charge outrun their supply in every particular, that no man, I believe, who has considered their affairs with any degree of attention or information, but must hourly look for some extraordinary convulsion in that whole system ; the effect of which on France, and even on all Europe, it is difficult to conjecture.
Page 256 - Prepare for happiness ; bespeak him one Content indeed to sojourn while he must Below the skies, but having there his home. The world o'erlooks him in her busy search Of objects more illustrious in her view ; And occupied as earnestly as she, Though more sublimely, he o'erlooks the world. She scorns his pleasures, for she knows them not ; He seeks not hers, for he has proved them vain.
Page 169 - ... appeared there, of an intention to excite disturbances in other countries — to disregard the rights of neutral nations — and to pursue views of conquest and...
Page 405 - Here, bliss domestic beams on every cheek. Hope of my Life ! dear children of my heart! That anxious heart, to each fond feeling true, To you still pants each pleasure to impart, And more, oh transport ! reach its home and youğ INSCRIPTION * WRITTEN ON AN HERMITAGE IN ONE OF THE ISLANDS OF THE WEST-INDIES.

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