Public characters [Formerly British public characters] of 1798-9 - 1809-10, Volume 7

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Pagina 90 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Pagina 106 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, that he •will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this house...
Pagina 533 - And I looked, and behold a pale horse : and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Pagina 119 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks...
Pagina 264 - Prepare for happiness ; bespeak him one Content indeed to sojourn while he must Below the skies, but having there his home. The world o'erlooks him in her busy search Of objects more illustrious in her view ; And occupied as earnestly as she, Though more sublimely, he o'erlooks the world. She scorns his pleasures, for she knows them not ; He seeks not hers, for he has proved them vain.
Pagina 173 - ... appeared there, of an intention to excite disturbances in other countries, to disregard the rights of neutral nations, and to pursue views of conquest and aggrandisement, as well as to adopt towards my allies the Statesgeneral (who have observed the same neutrality with myself) meaiures -which are neither conformable to the law of nations, nor to the positive stipulations of existing treaties.
Pagina 351 - That the authority of the sovereign of the neutral country being interposed in any manner of mere force cannot legally vary the rights of a lawfully commissioned belligerent cruiser.
Pagina 164 - Indeed, under such extreme straitness and distraction labours the whole body of their finances, so far does their charge outrun their supply in every particular, that no man, I believe, who has considered their affairs with any degree of attention or information, but must hourly look for some extraordinary convulsion in that whole system ; the effect of which on France, and even on all Europe, it is difficult to conjecture.
Pagina 365 - If war, it was necessary only to say so, and to refuse to fulfil the treaty. He now made the tour of Europe, to prove to me that, in its present state, there was no power with which we could coalesce, for the purpose of making war against France; consequently it was our interest to gain time, and, if we had any point to gain, renew the war when circumstances were more favourable. He said it was not doing him justice, to suppose that he conceived himself above the opinion of his country or of Europe....
Pagina 553 - Greeks in this city, killed his wife, to prevent her from falling into the hands of the enemy, and then took poison, of which he died. Corinth was destroyed the same year which witnessed the destruction of Carthage...

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