History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle (to the Peace of Versailles


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Sivu 255 - I happened soon after to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers.
Sivu 143 - If all be true that I do think, There are five reasons we should drink: Good wine— a friend— or being dry— Or lest we should be, by and by— Or any other reason why!
Sivu 224 - ... their manner of writing is very peculiar, being neither from the left to the right, like the Europeans ; nor from the right to the left, like the Arabians ; nor from up to down, like the Chinese ; but aslant, from one corner of the paper to the other, like ladies in England.
Sivu 35 - Art thou the Christ ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you ye will not believe : and if I also ask you ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
Sivu 279 - Walpole, to his ruin, and guided by a mistaken policy, suffered to be daubed over that measure. Some years after, it was my fortune to converse with many of the principal actors against that minister, and with those who principally excited that clamour. None of them, no not one, did in the least defend the measure, or attempt to justify their conduct. They condemned it as freely as they would have done in commenting upon any proceeding in history in which they were totally unconcerned.
Sivu 240 - regret, I have observed the Clergy in all the " places through which I have travelled — Papists, " Lutherans, Calvinists, and Dissenters ; but of " them all, our Clergy is much the most remiss in " their labours in private, and the least severe in
Sivu 250 - Immediately my weariness and headache ceased, and my horse's lameness in the same instant. Nor did he halt any more either that day or the next.
Sivu 210 - The truth is, that the spectators are always in their senses, and know, from the first act to the last, that the stage is only a stage, and that the players are only players.
Sivu 224 - I shall say but little at present of their Learning, which for many Ages hath flourished in all its Branches among them : But their manner of Writing is very peculiar, being neither from the Left to the Right, like the Europeans ; nor from the Right to the Left, like the Arabians ; nor from up to down, like the Chinese , nor from down to up, like the Cascagians ; but aslant from one Corner of the Paper to the other, like Ladies in England.
Sivu 287 - Wednesday, on which day the ambassador's coach and six was to go down to meet his brother. My Lord put on a livery, and went down in the retinue, without the least suspicion, to Dover, where Mr. Mitchell (which was the name of the ambassador's servant) hired a small vessel, and immediately set sail for Calais. The passage was so remarkably short, that the captain threw out this reflection, that the wind could not have served better if his passengers had been flying for their lives, little thinking...

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