Memorials and Correspondence of Charles James Fox, Volume 3

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Page 437 - It was a happy idea of Professor Creasy to select for military description those few battles of which, in the words of Hnllam, ' a contrary event would have essentially varied the drama of the world in all its subsequent scenes.
Page 159 - What ? arm'd for virtue when I point the pen, Brand the bold front of shameless guilty men, 106 Dash the proud gamester in his gilded car, Bare the mean heart that lurks beneath a star ; Can there be wanting, to defend her cause, Lights of the church or guardians of the laws ? 110.
Page 10 - We must not count with certainty on a continuance of our present prosperity during such an interval ; but unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace, than we may at the present moment.
Page 159 - Hear this, and tremble! you who 'scape the Laws. Yes, while I live, no rich or noble knave Shall walk the World, in credit, to his grave. To VIRTUE ONLY and HER FRIENDS A FRIEND, The World beside may murmur, or commend.
Page 31 - Such is the information which we receive from the right honourable magistrate, and the honourable gentleman, who have been selected to move and second the address. I will take upon me to say, Sir, that it is not the notoriety of the insurrections which prevents those gentlemen from communicating to us the particulars, but their non-existence. The...
Page 61 - We live in times of violence and of extremes, and all those who are for creating or even for retaining checks upon power are considered as enemies to order. However, one must do one's duty, and one must endeavour to do it without passion, but everything in Europe appears to my ideas so monstrous that it is difficult to think of things calmly even alone, much more to discuss them so, when heated by dispute.
Page 9 - I am more and more convinced that this can only be done by keeping wholly and entirely aloof, and by watching much at home, but doing vеry little indeed ; endeavouring to nurse up in the country a real determination to stand by the Constitution when it is attacked...
Page 6 - Royal family ; if they be not immediately placed in safety and set at liberty, they will inflict on those who shall deserve it, the most exemplary and ever memorable avenging punishments, by giving up the city of Paris to military execution, and exposing it to total destruction ; and the rebels who shall be guilty of illegal resistance shall suffer the punishments which they shall have deserved.
Page 59 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
Page 159 - Rolls o'er my grotto, and but soothes my sleep.—- 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...

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