Letters from the Abbé Edgeworth to His Friends: Written Between the Years 1777 and 1807; with Memoirs of His Life, Including Some Account of the Late Roman Catholic Bishop of Cork, Dr. Moylan, and Letters to Him from the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, and Other Persons of Distinction

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818 - 222 Seiten

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Seite 1 - Manchester, and compare it with what it was at the close of the last and the commencement of the present century, we shall find that at that period the useful and industrial arts were comparatively of little importance.
Seite i - On sent en soi-même un plaisir secret lorsqu'on parle de cet empereur ; on ne peut lire sa vie sans une espèce d'attendrissement : tel est l'effet qu'elle produit, qu'on a meilleure opinion de soi-même, parce qu'on a meilleure opinion des hommes.
Seite 6 - Take, eat, this is My Body which is given for you : Do this in remembrance of Me. Likewise after supper He took the Cup; and, when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this ; for this is My Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins : Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of Me.
Seite 165 - " Your most faithful " And obliged, humble Servant,
Seite 142 - I have met with in any other men upon earth. Unfortunately, he is, as to body, of a most corpulent disposition, which renders him less fit than he would otherwise be, for the arduous task of restoring matters in France. His nephew and niece, inferior to him in point of instruction and talents, are at least his equals as to piety and religion. The young Prince, especially, needs only to be kept in proper 150 bounds ; for he would go too far if left to himself.
Seite 86 - would not refuse : but, as the service was likely to be attended with some danger for me, he dared not insist, and only prayed (in case I deemed the danger to be too great) to point out to. him a clergyman worthy of his confidence, but less known than...
Seite 180 - ... October 1765, appointed chief justice of his Majesty's forests south of Trent, which office he resigned in November 1766. (2) Besides Lord Chatham, Lord Northington and Lord Camden were at this time at Bath. your Lordship's health, and by assuring you of the real sentiments of esteem and respect with which I have the honour to be, my Lord, Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant, GRAFTON. THE EARL OF SHELBURNE TO THE EARL OF CHATHAM. Bowood Park, Monday Morning. [October 5, 1766.] MY DEAR...
Seite 54 - I am sure you are anxious to know how matters go on in this unfortunate country ; and it grieves me to say, that unless Almighty God stretches forth his hand in a miraculous manner, I see but little prospect of their mending. You have, undoubtedly, heard of an oath tendered by the Assembly to all men, in any station whatsoever, but especially to the clergy; by which they are to swear allegiance to the nation, to the law, and to the king ; and bind themselves, moreover, to maintain with all their...
Seite 87 - I deemed the danger to be too great) to point out to. 90 him a clergyman worthy of his confidence, but less known than I was myself; leaving the person absolutely to my choice. " This message, as you may believe, gave me more to think than any message I had received in my life. The general opinion was, that the clergyman called to that awful ministry, would not survive his prince : and it must be allowed, that the horrid policy that prevailed at that time, made this opinion probable enough. However,...
Seite 96 - Paris, three different times, the blood-thirsty gang had held council, whether it was not best to shorten the business, by murdering them upon the spot. My mind was relieved a few days after (at least in some degree), by the positive assurances given me, that amongst the questions put to the three prisoners, upon their arrival in Paris, not a word had been said about me; which clearly proved that I had not been the innocent cause of their misfortune ; but my friend was not the less in danger (for...

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