Culloden Papers: Comprising an Extensive and Interesting Correspondence from the Year 1625 to 1748; Including Numerous Letters from the Unfortunate Lord Lovat and Other Distinguished Persons of the Time; with Occasional State Papers of Much Historical Importance. The Whole Published from the Originals in the Possession of Duncan George Forbes. To which is Prefixed, an Introduction, Containing Memoirs of the Right Honourable Duncan Forbes

H. R. Duff
T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1815 - 479 pÓgines

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PÓgina 142 - Conspicuous scene ! another yet is nigh, (More silent far) where kings and poets lie; Where Murray (long enough his country's pride) Shall be no more than Tully or than Hyde...
PÓgina 309 - Tis come, the glorious morn! the second birth Of heaven and earth ! awakening Nature hears The new-creating word, and starts to life, In every heightened form, from pain and death For ever free.
PÓgina 309 - For ever free. The great eternal scheme, Involving all, and in a perfect whole Uniting, as the prospect wider spreads, To reason's eye refin'd clears up apace. Ye vainly wise ! ye blind presumptuous ! now, Confounded in the dust, adore that Power And Wisdom oft arraign'd...
PÓgina 309 - In starving solitude; while Luxury, In palaces, lay straining her low thought, To form unreal wants: why heaven-born Truth, And Moderation fair, wore the red marks Of Superstition's scourge : why licens'd Pain, That cruel spoiler, that embosom'd foe, Imbitter'd all our bliss. Ye good distrest ! Ye noble few ! who here unbending stand...
PÓgina xix - Much more, Sir, is he to be abhorred, who, as he has advanced in age, has receded from virtue, and becomes more wicked with less temptation ; — who prostitutes himself for money which he cannot enjoy, and spends the remains of his life in the ruin of his country.
PÓgina 309 - And what your bounded view, which only saw A little part, deem'd evil, is no more : The storms of Wintry Time will quickly pass, And one unbounded Spring encircle all.
PÓgina xv - Still as his mother favour'd you, Threw a new flaming dart. Each gloried in their wanton part : To make a lover he Employed the utmost of his art, To make a beauty she.
PÓgina xix - Seen him, uneumber'd with the venal tribe, Smile without art, and win without a bribe.
PÓgina vi - The face of the court was much changed in the change of the king, for King Charles was temperate, chaste, and serious; so that the fools and bawds, mimics and catamites, of the former court, grew out of fashion...
PÓgina xix - The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely the object either of 'abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his gray hairs should secure him from insult.

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