Lives of British Statesmen, Band 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820

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Seite 406 - He was of an industry and vigilance not to be tired out, or wearied by the most laborious ; and of parts not to be imposed upon by the most subtle or sharp ; and of a personal courage equal to his best parts...
Seite vi - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me...
Seite 268 - I have nigh done! One stroke will make my wife a widow, my dear children fatherless, deprive my poor servants of their indulgent master, and separate me from my affectionate brother and all my friends! But let God be to you and them all in all!
Seite 244 - That, having tried the affections of his people, he was loose and absolved from all rules of government, and...
Seite 406 - And therefore his death was no less congratulated on the one party, than it was condoled in the other. In a word, what was said of Cinna might well be applied to him ; " he had " a head to contrive, and a tongue to persuade, " and a hand to execute, any mischief.
Seite 353 - ... of will, and humour, and folly, and knavery, and ambition, and malice, which make ? men cling inseparably together, till they have satisfaction in all their pretences, or till they are absolutely broken and subdued, which may always be more easily done than the other.
Seite 263 - Put not your trust in princes, nor in the sons of men, for in them there is no salvation."*** He was soon able, however, to collect his courage; and he prepared himself to suffer the fatal sentence.
Seite 234 - Star-Chamber censuring the breach and disobedience to those proclamations by very great fines and imprisonment ; so that any disrespect to any acts of state, or to the persons of statesmen, was in no time more penal, and those foundations of right by which men valued their security, to the apprehension and understanding of wise men, never more in danger to be destroyed.
Seite iii - ... those, and extirpate their families, who are friends to the old one. It was confidently reported, that in the council of officers it was more than once proposed "that there might be a general massacre of all the royal party, as the only expedient to secure the government...
Seite ii - He attempted those things which no good man durst have ventured on ; and achieved those in which none but a valiant and great man could have succeeded.

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