What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
aged ancient appears appointed arms Bart beautiful Bentley Bishop called Capt cause character Charles Church College common contains continued Court daughter death died Duke Earl edition effect England English existence fair four France friends George give given Greek hand head Henry House interesting Italy James John July King Lady land late learned letter light living London Lord Majesty Major manner March married means ment nature never notice object observed original period persons present Prince published received remains remarks respect Royal says sent Sept side Society taken thing Thomas tion took volume whole wife writer written
Page 506 - I am now indebted, as being a work not to be raised from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine ; like that which flows at •waste from the pen of some vulgar amourist, or the trencher fury of a rhyming parasite ; nor to be obtained by the invocation of dame memory and her siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases...
Page 341 - Greek — the shrine of the genius of the old world; as universal as our race, as individual as ourselves ; of infinite flexibility, of indefatigable strength, with the complication and the distinctness of nature herself; to which nothing was vulgar, from which nothing was excluded ; speaking to the ear like Italian, speaking to the mind like English ; with words like pictures, with words like the gossamer film of the summer...
Page 224 - To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little...
Page 371 - The Eloquence of the British Senate ; being a selection of the best Speeches of the most distinguished Parliamentary Speakers, from the beginning of the reign of Charles I. to the present time.
Page 80 - At the same time the Prince owes it to the truth and sincerity of character, which, he trusts, will appear in every action of his life, in whatever situation placed, explicitly to declare, that the irresistible impulse of filial duty and affection to his beloved and afflicted father, leads him to dread that any act of the Regent might, in the smallest degree, have the effect of interfering with the progress of his Sovereign's recovery. This consideration alone dictates the decision now communicated...
Page 531 - Jack," said a gentleman of very high quality, when after the debate in the House of Lords King William was voted into the vacant throne; "Jack," says he, "God damn ye, Jack, go home to your lady, and tell her we have got a protestant King and Queen; and go and make a bonfire as big as a house, and bid the butler make ye all drunk, ye dog.
Page 224 - WE were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion.
Page 236 - ... and for the assessing of scutages, we will cause to be summoned the archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, and greater barons of the realm, singly by our letters. And furthermore we shall cause to be summoned generally by our sheriffs and bailiffs, all others who hold of us in chief...
Page 206 - There was a fair rood loft with the rood; Mary and John of every side, and with a fair pair of organs standing thereby; which loft extended all the breadth of the church, and on Good Friday a priest then standing by the rood sang the Passion. The side thereof towards the body of the church, in twelve partitions in boards, was fair painted with the images of the twelve apostles.
Page 371 - The Round Table ; a Collection of Essays on Literature, Men, and Manners,