Saint James's, or, The court of queen Anne

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الصفحة 368 - ... the ordinary course of nature, I shall soon appear, to render an account of my actions, that I was very desirous of a safe, honourable, and lasting peace, and was always very far from prolonging the war for my own private advantage, as several libels and discourses have most falsely insinuated. My great age, and my numerous fatigues in war, make me ardently wish for the power to enjoy a quiet repose, in order to think of eternity.
الصفحة 198 - Sacheverel was found guilty by a majority of seventeen voices ; and four-and-thirty peers entered a protest against this decision. He was prohibited from preaching for the term of three years : his two sermons were ordered to be burned by the...
الصفحة 266 - Sir," concluded Harley's reply, " the undeserved favour I have received this day is deeply imprinted in my heart; and whenever I look upon my breast, it will put me in mind of the thanks due to God; my duty to the queen; and that debt of gratitude and service I must always owe to this honourable House, to you, Mr. Speaker, and to every particular member.
الصفحة 258 - Tom ! there is but a faint and far-off echo of thec and thy pleasantries in these degenerate days. Guiscard was D'Urfey's neighbour, and next to the marquis sat Mrs. Centlivre, the witty authoress of several excellent but licentious comedies, — though no more licentious than the taste of the time required, — three of which, " The Busy-Body," " The Wonder : a Woman Keeps a Secret," and " A Bold Stroke for a Wife," still keep their hold of the stage.
الصفحة 25 - Such was the state of affairs at the beginning of the year 1 843, when, the Chinese and English having settled their differences, determined to exterminate those worthies.
الصفحة 367 - Ramillies, if the same had not been put off by some persons whose interest it was to prolong the war.
الصفحة 368 - I did not desire instructions for my conduct on this subject. I can declare, with a good conscience, in the presence of her majesty, of this illustrious assembly, and of God himself, who is infinitely superior to all the powers of the earth, and before whom, by the ordinary course of nature, I shall soon appear, to render an account of my actions, that I was very desirous of a safe, honourable, and lasting peace, and was always very far from prolonging the war for my own private advantage, as several...
الصفحة 191 - ... red ribbon," says Mr. Ainsworth, in his " St. James's," and adds, " a mode which he himself had introduced"); "his handkerchief, which he carried in his hand, was strongly perfumed, and he diffused an odour around him as he walked, as if he had just risen from a bath of roses." This description must be taken, however, cum grano salis, as the reader will remember that Bolingbroke was a bit of a dandy. A dress of George I. is thus described by Horace Waipole: — "A dark tie-wig, a plain coat,...
الصفحة 16 - Well may we be proud of Hyde Park, for no capital but our own can boast aught like it. The sylvan and sequestered character of the scene was wholly undisturbed, and, but for the actual knowledge of the fact, no one would have dreamed that the metropolis was within a mile's distance. Screened by the trees, the mighty city was completely hidden from view, while, on the Kensington road, visible through the glade which looked towards the south-west, not a house was to be seen. To add to the secluded...
الصفحة iv - Your brother writers owe you a debt of gratitude, though I fear it has been but imperfectly paid. It is mainly, if not entirely, to your influence and exertions, that Continental Piracy has received a check, and that unauthorized foreign reprints of English works have been kept out of the market.

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