The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh, Volume 2

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846
 

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Pagina 553 - 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.
Pagina 308 - At a subsequent period, when the prelates of England offered wholesome and honest counsel to their Sovereign, those of Scotland presented an address to him, in which they prayed that "God might give him the hearts of his subjects and the necks of his enemies.
Pagina 3 - Jotham, of piercing wit and pregnant thought,* Endued by nature, and by learning taught To move assemblies, who but only tried The worse awhile, then chose the better side; Nor chose alone, but turned the balance too— So much the weight of one brave man can do.
Pagina 152 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Pagina 162 - AB, do swear that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king; and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissionated by him in pursuance of such commissions; and that I will not at any time endeavour any alteration of government, either in Church or State.
Pagina 513 - From thee that bosom-spring of rapture flows, Which only Virtue, tranquil Virtue, knows. When Joy's bright sun has shed his evening ray, And Hope's delusive meteors cease to play ; When clouds on clouds the smiling prospect close, Still through the gloom thy star serenely glows ; Like yon fair orb, she gilds the brow of night With the mild magic of reflected light.
Pagina 262 - Is this what I have deserved, who have supported the church of England, and will support it? I will remember you that you have signed this paper. I will keep this paper; I will not part with it. I did not expect this from you, especially from some of you. I will be obeyed in publishing my Declaration. The King.— What's that? Bishop of Bath and Wells.— God's will be done, — And so said the Bishop of Peterborough.
Pagina 269 - Sir, I am called hither as a criminal, which I never was before in my life; and little thought I ever should be, especially before your Majesty ; but, since it is my unhappiness to be so at this time, I hope your Majesty will not be offended, that I am cautious of answering questions. No man is obliged to answer questions, that may tend to the accusing of himself.
Pagina 36 - I will deal plainly with you that after having had the benefit of their services in such a time of need and danger I will neither expose them to disgrace nor myself to the want of them if there should be another rebellion to make them necessary to me.
Pagina 105 - ... of others, our innocent subjects, those of the Roman catholic religion, who have, with the hazard of their lives and fortunes, been always assistant to the crown in the worst of rebellions and usurpations, though they lay under discouragements hardly to be named...

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