THE LIVES OF THE LORD CHANCELLORS AND KEEPERS OF THE GREAT SEAL OF ENGLAND VOL. VI

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Pàgina 495 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Pàgina 40 - The wide, th' unbounded prospect, lies before me; But shadows, clouds, and darkness rest upon it. Here will I hold. If there's a power above us, (And that there is all nature cries aloud Through all her works), he must delight in virtue ; And that which he delights in, must be happy.
Pàgina 137 - And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.
Pàgina 306 - Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself.
Pàgina 519 - wife a tin canister tied to our tail " ; And the fair Lady Anne, while the subject he carries on, Seems hurt at his Lordship's degrading comparison : But wherefore degrading ? Considered aright — A canister's polished, and useful, and bright ; And should dirt its original purity hide, That's the fault of the puppy, to whom it is tied.
Pàgina 353 - said the jealous ruler over the desert, encroached upon by the restless foot of English adventure, "who is it that causes this river to rise in the high mountains, and to empty itself into the ocean? Who is it that causes to blow the loud winds of winter, and that calms them again in the summer?
Pàgina 353 - ... no other instructions than to preserve them, and to secure permanently their revenues ; with what colour of consistency or reason can she place herself in the moral chair, and affect to be shocked at the execution of her own orders ; adverting to the exact measure of wickedness and injustice necessary to their execution, and complaining only of the excess as the immorality...
Pàgina 218 - A government in every country should be just like a corporation; and, in this country, it is made up of the landed interest, which alone has a right to be represented ; as for the rabble, who have nothing but personal property, what hold has the nation of them ? What security for the payment of their taxes ? They may pack up all their property on their backs, and leave the country in the twinkling of an eye, but landed property cannot be removed.
Pàgina 342 - Pleas, calling upon the plaintiff to show cause why the verdict should not be set aside...
Pàgina 353 - Asiatic empire. Until this be done, neither religion nor philosophy can be pressed very far into the aid of reformation and punishment. If England, from a lust of ambition and dominion, will insist on maintaining despotic rule over distant and hostile nations, beyond all comparison more numerous and extended than herself, and gives commission to her viceroys to govern them, with no other instructions than to preserve them, and to secure permanently their revenues, —with what colour...

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