The Cabinet History of England: Being an Abridgment, by the Author, of the Chapters Entitled "Civil and Military History" in "The Pictorial History of England," with a Continuation to the Present Time, Volums 21-22
C. Knight & Company, 1846
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Pàgina 153 - Never, never more, shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom. The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone.
Pàgina 71 - The spirit, it is impossible not to admire ; but the old Parisian ferocity has broken out in a shocking manner. It is true, that this may be no more than a sudden explosion ; if so, no indication can be taken from it ; but if it should be character, rather than accident, then that people are not fit for liberty, and mast have a strong hand, like that of their former masters, to coerce them.
Pàgina 78 - ... that if he were to put all the political information which he had learned from books, all which he had gained from science, and all which any knowledge of the world and its affairs had taught him, into one scale, and the improvement which he had derived from his right honourable friend's instruction and conversation were placed in the other, he should be at a loss to decide to which to give the preference.
Pàgina 116 - That an humble address be presented to his majesty, that his majesty will be graciously pleased to give directions that...
Pàgina 108 - Either by chance or design she had been launched on the 14th of July, the anniversary of the taking of the Bastille.
Pàgina 10 - His aspect was more solemn and imposing than almost any other person's in public life, so much so that Mr. Fox used to say, it proved him dishonest since no man could be so wise as he looked. Nor did he neglect any of the external circumstances, how trifling soever, by which attention and deference could be secured on the part of his audience. Not only were his periods well rounded, and the connecting matter or continuing phrases well flung in, but the tongue was so hung as to make the...
Pàgina 151 - Life of him: Burke, he said, agreed with him: and affirmed, that this work was a greater monument to Johnson's fame; than all his writings put together. — Condemned democracy as the most monstrous of all governments, because it is impossible at once to act and to control, and consequently the sovereign power, in such a constitution, must be left without any check whatever : regarded that form of government as best, which placed the efficient sovereignty in the hands of the natural aristocracy of...
Pàgina 230 - ... existing taxes, at the same time giving additional efficacy to the plan for the reduction of the national debt...
Pàgina 101 - We swear to be faithful to the nation, to the law, and to the king ; and to maintain with all our power the constitution decreed by the National Assembly and accepted by the king ; and to remain united to all Frenchmen, by the indissoluble ties of fraternity.