The Monthly Magazine, Volume 35

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Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1813 - Art

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Page 65 - And whereas the Senate of the United States have approved of the said arrangement and recommended that it should be carried into effect, the same having also received the sanction of His Royal Highness, the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of His...
Page 395 - I believe never was any thing compassed so soon : and purely done by my personal credit with Mr Harley ; who is so excessively obliging, that I know not what to make of it, unless to show the rascals of the other party, that they used a man unworthily who had deserved better.
Page 119 - Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike...
Page 227 - ... whom I shall never have any opportunity of making the least direct return ; and numberless mercies from God, who is infinitely above being benefited by our services.
Page 115 - So much the sweetness of your manners move, We cannot envy you, because we love. Fabius might joy in Scipio, when he saw A beardless consul made against the law, And join his suffrage to the votes of Rome, Though he with Hannibal was overcome.
Page 65 - Their allegiance is no optional duty, which they can decline, and resume at pleasure. It is a call which they are bound to obey : it began with their birth, and can only terminate with their existence. If a similarity of language and manners may make the exercise of this right more liable to partial mistakes, and occasional abuse, when practised towards vessels of the United States, the same circumstances make it also a right, with the exercise of which, in regard to such vessels, it is more difficult...
Page 65 - British seamen, be added their assumed right to transfer the allegiance of British subjects, and thus to cancel the jurisdiction of their legitimate sovereign, by acts of naturalization and certificates of citizenship, which they pretend to be as valid out of their own territory as within it, it is obvious, that to abandon this ancient right of Great Britain, and to admit these novel pretensions of the United States, would be to expose to danger the very foundation of our maritime strength.
Page 65 - Such are the causes of war which have been put forward by the government of the United States. But the real origin of the present contest will be found in that spirit which has long unhappily actuated the councils of the United States : their 'marked partiality in palliating and assisting the aggressive tyranny of France ; their systematic endeavours to inflame their people against the defensive measures of Great Britain ; their ungenerous conduct towards Spain, the intimate ally of Great Britain;...
Page 114 - Oh lasting as those colours may they shine, Free as thy stroke, yet faultless as thy line ; New graces yearly like thy works display, • Soft without weakness, without glaring gay; Led by some rule, that guides, but not constrains; And finish'd more through happiness than pains.
Page 431 - When a stranger approached him, he eagerly began to touch some part of his body, commonly taking hold of the arm, which he held near his nose ; and after two or three strong inspirations through the nostrils, he appeared to form a decided opinion regarding him. If this was favourable, he...

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