Critical and Historical Essays: Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Nide 2

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Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1853

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Sivu 91 - What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome?
Sivu 266 - Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know that he doth not.
Sivu 374 - THE author of this volume is a young man of unblemished character, and of distinguished parliamentary talents, the rising hope of those stern and unbending Tories who follow, reluctantly and mutinously, a leader whose experience and eloquence are indispensable to them, but whose cautious temper and moderate opinions they abhor.
Sivu 111 - And they do claim, demand and insist upon all and singular the premises as their undoubted rights and liberties...
Sivu 488 - ... and for the last time, his dauntless spirit during a few hours shrank from the fearful responsibility of making a decision. He called a council of war. The majority pronounced against fighting, and Clive declared his concurrence with the majority. Long afterwards, he said that he had never called but one council of war, and that if he had taken the advice of that council, the British would never have been masters of Bengal. But scarcely had the meeting broken up, when he was himself again.
Sivu 42 - My Lord," he said to the Duke of Devonshire, " I am sure that I can save this country, and that nobody else can.
Sivu 266 - Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; .and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Sivu 266 - Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them...
Sivu 171 - it is as true as a thing that God knoweth, that this great change hath wrought in me no other change towards your lordship than this, that I may safely be that to you now which I was truly before.
Sivu 248 - He lived in an age in which disputes on the most subtle points of divinity excited an intense interest throughout Europe ; and nowhere more than in England. He was placed in the very thick of the conflict. He was in power at the time of the Synod of Dort, and must for months have been daily deafened with talk about election, reprobation, and final perseverance. Yet we do not remember a line in his works from which it can be inferred that he was either a Calvinist or an Arminian. While the world was...

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