Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain: During the Years 1810 and 1811, Nide 2

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G. Ramsay, 1815
 

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Sivu 188 - And another time, when the queen would not be persuaded that it was his writing whose name was to it, but that it had some more mischievous author; and said with great indignation, That she would have him racked to produce his author...
Sivu 188 - I found none, but for felony very many. And when her majesty hastily asked me, Wherein ? I told her, the author had committed very apparent theft; for he had taken most of the sentences of Cornelius Tacitus, and translated them into English, and put them into his text.
Sivu 322 - ... hazardous and expensive, for that England and Ireland be not under one legislative power: if Ireland till now hath been a continual charge to England : if the reducing the late rebellion did cost England three times more in men and money than the substance of the whole...
Sivu 52 - I saw thee seek the sounding shore, Delighted with the dashing roar; Or when the North his fleecy store Drove thro' the sky, I saw grim Nature's visage hoar Struck thy young eye.
Sivu 122 - ... it by in a safe corner ; then, taking up his pick-axe, spits in his hand, gives a stroke or two, talks, stops, strips off his waistcoat still talking, folds it with great deliberation and nicety and puts it with the coat, then an underwaistcoat, still talking, another and another ; — I counted seven or eight each folded and unfolded very leisurely in a manner always different, and with gestures faithfully copied from nature ; — the British public enjoys this scene excessively, and the pantomimic...
Sivu 297 - ... properly directed. The manners, and the whole deportment of superiors to inferiors, are marked with that just regard and circumspection, which announce the presence of laws equal for all. By such signs I know this to be the best government that ever existed.
Sivu 330 - has generally the credit of having first lighted the torch which was to illuminate and soon set in a blaze the finest part of Europe ; yet I think the flint was struck and the first spark elicited by the patriot John Wilkes, a few years before. In a time of profound peace, the restless spirits of men, deprived of other objects of public curiosity, seized with avidity on those questions which were then agitated with so much violence in England, touching the rights of the people and of the government,...
Sivu 22 - I propose in the following papers, " to hold, as it were the MIRROR up to Nature, " to shew Virtue her own features, Vice her own *' image, and the very age and body of the Time " his form and pressure," my readers will judge for themselves, independent of names and authority, whether the picture be a just one.
Sivu 187 - ... opinion that there was treason in it, and asked me if I could not find any places in it that might be drawn within case of treason: whereto I answered: for treason surely I found none, but for felony very many.

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