Thackeray's Works, المجلد 9

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الصفحة 79 - His virtues walked their narrow round, Nor made a pause, nor left a void; And sure the eternal Master found The single talent well employ'd.
الصفحة 137 - I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to His holy keeping. Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life.
الصفحة 100 - Kent. Vex not his ghost. O, let him pass! He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer.
الصفحة 137 - MR. PRESIDENT : The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place, I have now the honor of offering my sincere congratulations to Congress, and of presenting myself before them, to surrender into their hands the trust committed to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the service of my country.
الصفحة 82 - Here lies Fred, Who was alive, and is dead. Had it been his father, I had much rather. Had it been his brother, Still better than another. Had it been his sister, No one would have missed her. Had it been the whole generation, Still better for the nation. But since 'tis only Fred, Who was alive, and is dead, There's no more to be said.
الصفحة 137 - Which was the most splendid spectacle ever witnessed — the opening feast of Prince George in London, or the resignation of Washington ? Which is the noble character for after ages to admire — yon fribble dancing in lace and spangles, or yonder hero who sheathes his sword after a life of spotless honor, a purity unreproached, a courage indomitable, and a consummate victory?
الصفحة 117 - The judge was perfectly astonished, and the audience amazed. The judge said, "I never heard of such a writ — what can it be that adheres pavimento ? Are any of you gentlemen at the bar able to explain this ?
الصفحة 119 - I'll drink the King's health again, if I die for it. Yes, I have done it pretty well already ; so has the King, I promise you ! I believe his Majesty was never taken such good care of before ; we have kept his spirits up, I promise you ; we have enabled him to go through his fatigues ; and I should have done more still, but for the ball and Mary ; — I have promised to dance with Mary. I must keep sober for Mary.
الصفحة 98 - I caught the Queen's eye, and saw in it a little surprise, but by no means any displeasure, to see me of the party. The little Princess went up to Mrs. Delany, of whom she is very fond, and behaved like a little angel to her : she then, with a look of inquiry and recollection, slowly, of her own accord, came behind Mrs. Delany to look at me.
الصفحة 66 - Napoleon to be but an episode. and George III. is to be alive through all these varied changes, to accompany his people through all these revolutions of thought, government, society ; to survive out of the old world into ours. When I first saw England, she was in mourning for the young Princess Charlotte, the hope of the empire.

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