Letters on the Events of the Revolution in France

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J. Forbes & Company, 1817 - 260 sivua
 

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Sivu 44 - Let others better mould the running mass Of metals, and inform the breathing brass, And soften into flesh a marble face; Plead better at the bar; describe the skies, And when the stars descend, and when they rise: But, Rome! 'tis thine alone, with awful sway, « To rule mankind, and make the world obey, Disposing peace and war thy own majestic way; To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free: These are imperial arts, and worthy thee.
Sivu ii - POMEROY, of the said District, hath deposited in this Office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit : . . "Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence.
Sivu vii - Look on this spot — a nation's sepulchre ! Abode of gods, whose shrines no longer burn. Even gods must yield — religions take their turn : 'Twas Jove's — 'tis Mahomet's ; and other creeds Will rise with other years, till man shall learn Vainly his incense soars, his victim bleeds ; Poor child of Doubt and Death, whose hope is built on reeds.
Sivu 178 - Hear this, and tremble! you, who 'scape the Laws. Yes, while I live, no rich or noble knave ^/ Shall walk the World, in credit, to his grave.
Sivu vii - Son of the morning, rise ! approach you here ! Come — but molest not yon defenceless urn ; Look on this spot — a nation's sepulchre ! Abode of gods, whose shrines no longer burn.
Sivu ii - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Sivu iii - Unskilful he to fawn, or seek for power, By doctrines fashion'd to the varying hour ; Far other aims his heart had learn'd to prize, More bent to raise the wretched than to rise.
Sivu 178 - To VIRTUE ONLY and HER FRIENDS A FRIEND, ^ The World beside may murmur, or commend. Know, all the distant din that world can keep, Rolls o'er my Grotto, and but soothes my sleep.
Sivu 216 - ... minds, I have not ceased to believe that a great revolution was at hand ; that the King, by his intentions, his virtues, and his supreme rank, ought to be the head of it, since it could not be beneficial to the nation without being equally so to the monarch ; in short, that the royal authority ought to be the rampart of the national liberty, and the national liberty the basis of the royal authority.
Sivu 51 - However, to avoid all delay, go and tell your master that we are here by the power of the people, and that nothing but the power of bayonets shall drive us away.

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