The Glory and Shame of England, المجلد 1

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الصفحة 71 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
الصفحة 76 - Life is a Jest, and all Things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it.
الصفحة 74 - The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare, rise! I will not lodge thee by Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie A little further, to make thee a room: Thou art a monument without a tomb, And art alive still while thy book doth live And we have wits to read and praise to give.
الصفحة 79 - Sympathy towards a soldier will surely induce your excellency, and a military tribunal, to adapt the mode of my death to the feelings of a man of honour.
الصفحة 75 - No more the Grecian muse unrivall'd reigns, To Britain let the nations homage pay : She felt a Homer's fire in Milton's strains, A Pindar's rapture in the lyre of Gray.
الصفحة 94 - But though glory be gone, and though hope fade away, Thy name, loved Erin ! shall live in his songs, Not even in the hour when his heart is most gay Will he lose the remembrance of thee and thy wrongs ! The stranger shall hear thy lament on his plains ; The sigh of thy harp shall be sent o'er the deep, Till thy masters themselves, as they rivet thy chains, Shall pause at the song of their captive and weep ! WHILE GAZING ON THE MOON'S LIGHT.
الصفحة 74 - Sweet Swan of Avon ! what a sight it were To see thee in our waters yet appear, And make those flights upon the banks of Thames, That so did take Eliza, and our James...
الصفحة 167 - What, then, was the duty of an English Minister ? To effect by his policy all those changes which a revolution would do by force. That was the Irish question in its integrity.
الصفحة 279 - Islands — the frenzy of believing, or making believe, that the adults of the nineteenth century can be led like children, or driven like barbarians ! This it is that has conjured up the strange sights at which we now stand aghast ! And shall we persist in the fatal error of...
الصفحة 61 - ... usage of me, at his general judgment-seat, where both you and myself must shortly appear, and in whose judgment I doubt not, whatsoever the world' may think of me, mine innocence shall be openly known and sufficiently cleared.

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