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Seite 371 - not to collect medals or collate manuscripts, but to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain; to take the gu'age and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt; to remember the forgotten, to
Seite 290 - produces timidity. I grew less anxious, even from the idea of my own insignificance. For, judging of what you are, by what you ought to be, I persuade I myself, that you would not reject a reasonable proposition, because it had nothing but its reason to recommend it.
Seite 497 - and by virtue of those eternal laws of justice, which he has violated. " I impeach him in the name of human nature itself, which he has cruelly outraged, injured, and oppressed, in both sexes, in every age, rank, situation, and condition of life. " And I conjure this high and sacred Court to let not these pleadings be heard in vain
Seite 343 - his trial at Portsmouth that he gave me this picture. With what zeal and anxious affection I attended him through that his agony of glory; what part my son, in the early flush and enthusiasm of his virtue, and the pious passion with which he attached himself to all my connections,
Seite 96 - copy, writing his reasons to the author, April 1st, 1759. " Wedderburn and I made presents of our copies to such of our acquaintance as we thought good judges, and proper to spread the reputation of the book. I sent one to the Duke of Argyle, to Lord Littleton, Horace Walpole, Soame
Seite 262 - turn to them the shameful parts of our constitution ? Are we to give them our weakness for their strength ? Our opprobrium for their glory ? And the slough of slavery, which we are not able to work off, to serve them for their freedom
Seite 344 - hand with none of them; and I am sure that if, to the eternal disgrace of this nation, and to the total annihilation of every trace of honour and virtue in it, things had taken a different turn from what they did, I should have attended him to the
Seite 315 - Abbey with an English inscription."—" I wonder," said he, " that Joe Warton, a scholar by profession, should be such a fool;" adding, " I should have thought 'Mund Burke too would have had more sense.
Seite 449 - observation in my passage through it. I have sought the acquaintance of that gentleman, and have seen him in all situations. He is a true genius : with an understanding vigorous, and acute, and refined, and distinguishing even to excess ; and illuminated with a most unbounded, peculiar, and original cast of imagination. With these