A Comparative Display of the Different Opinions of the Most Distinguished British Writers on the Subject of the French Revolution: Followed by a Review, and Comparison with Events, Nide 1

P. Stuart, 1811

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Sivu 168 - have lived to fee fuch difafters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honour and of cavaliers. I thought ten thoufand fwords muft have leaped from their fcabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with infult.—But the age of chivalry is gone.—That of fophifters,
Sivu 294 - The wif" dom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leifure: " and he that hath little bufmefs fhall become wife."—" How " can he get wifdom that holdeth the plough, and that glo" rieth in the goad; that driveth oxen ; and is occupied in " their labours ; and whofe talk is of bullocks ?" Ver. 27.
Sivu 35 - you poflefled that variety of parts correfponding with the various defcriptions of which your community was happily compofed; you had all that combination, and all that oppofition of interefts, you had that action and counteraction which, in the natural and in the political world, from the reciprocal ftruggle of difcordant powers,
Sivu 172 - on its own honour, and the honour of thofe who are to obey it. Kings will be tyrants from policy when fubjects are rebels from principle. When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the lofs cannot poffibly be eftimated. From that moment we have no compafs to govern us; nor can we know
Sivu 169 - ever be totally extinguifhed, the lofs I fear will be great. It is this which has given its character to modern Europe. It is this which has diftinguifhed it under all its forms of government, and diftinguifhed it to its advantage, from the ftates of Afia, and poffibly from
Sivu 170 - by this new conquering empire of light and reafon. All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely torn off. All the fuperadded ideas, furnimed from the wardrobe of, a moral imagination, which the heart owns, and the
Sivu 168 - and joy. Oh ! what a revolution ! and what an heart muft I have, to contemplate without emotion that elevation and that fall! Little did I dream, when fhe added titles of veneration to thofe of
Sivu 169 - This mixed fyftem of opinion and fentiment had its origin in the ancient chivalry; and the principle, though varied in its appearance by the varying ftate of human affairs, fubfifted and influenced through a long fucceffion of generations, even to the time we live in. If it
Sivu 296 - this diftribution. The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the moft valuable and interefting circumftances belonging to it, and that which tends the moft to the perpetuation of fociety itfelf. It makes our weaknefs fubfervient to our virtue ; it grafts benevolence even upon avarice. The poffeflbrs of family wealth, and of the
Sivu 170 - order. All homage paid to the fex in general as fuch, and without diftinct views, is to be regarded as romance and folly. Regicide, and parricide, and facrilege, are but fictions of fuperftition, corrupting jurifprudence by deftroying its fimplicity. The murder of a king, or a queen, or a

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