Marston; Or, The Soldier and Statesman

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H. Lea, 1860 - 444 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 389 - I will only add this, if you do in good earnest desire to see England hold the balance of Europe, and to be indeed at the head of the Protestant interest, it will appear by your right improving the present opportunity."* His speech elicited applause.
الصفحة 389 - Let me conjure you to disappoint the only hopes of our enemies by your unanimity. I have shown, and will always show, how desirous I am to be the common Father of all my People. Do you in like manner lay aside parties and divisions. ' Let there be no other distinction heard of amongst us for the future, but of those who are for the Protestant Religion and the present Establishment, and of those who mean a Popish Prince and a French Government.
الصفحة 388 - I should tell you the eyes of all Europe are upon this Parliament ; all matters are at a stand till your resolutions are known, and therefore no time ought to be lost. You have yet an opportunity, by God's blessing, to secure to you and your posterity the quiet enjoyment of your religion and liberties, if you are not wanting to yourselves, but will exert the ancient vigour of the English nation...
الصفحة 257 - A pillar of state : deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat, and public care : And princely counsel in his face yet shone, Majestic though in ruin : sage he stood, With Atlantean shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies...
الصفحة 388 - It is fit I should tell you the eyes of all Europe are upon this parliament ; all matters are at a stand till your resolutions are known ; and therefore no time ought to be lost. You have yet an opportunity, by God's blessing, to secure to you and your posterity the quiet enjoyment of your religion and liberties, if you are not wanting to yourselves, but will exert the ancient vigour of the English nation ; but I te'll you plainly, my opinion is, if you do not lay hold on this occasion, you have...
الصفحة 389 - ... disappoint the only hopes of our enemies, by your unanimity : I have shown, and will always show, how desirous I am to be the common father of all my people ; do you, in like manner, lay aside parties and divisions ;. let there be no other distinction heard of among us for the future, but of those who are for the Protestant religion and the present establishment, and of those who mean a Popish prince and a French government.
الصفحة 148 - To our enquiry, the answer was, that "General Lafayette desired to be led to the headquarters." I now saw this memorable man for the first time, and was busy, in my usual style, in looking for the hero or the revolutionist in his physiognomy. I was disappointed in both. I saw a quiet visage, and a figure of moderate size, rather embonpoint, and altogether the reverse of that fire-eyed and leancountenanced "Cassius" which I had pictured in my imagination.
الصفحة 389 - Gentlemen of the House of Commons, I do recommend these matters to you with that concern and earnestness which their importance requires. At the same time, I cannot but press you to take care of the public credit, which cannot be preserved but by keeping sacred that maxim that they shall never be losers who trust to a parliamentary sec.nrily.
الصفحة 256 - ... perhaps, in the negative way of let and hindrance. For once, however, the limner of these disappointing portraits has to declare his preconception realised; and that is in the instance of Charles James Fox. The great Whig is thus introduced by our Tory divine : " I now saw Fox for the first time, and I was instantly struck with the singular similitude of all that I saw of him to all that I had conceived from his character and style. In the broad bold forehead it could not be difficult to discover...
الصفحة 261 - ... made themselves familiar with the works of a great writer, I had formed a portraiture of him by anticipation. I never was more disappointed. Instead of the expressive countenance and commanding figure which I had imagined to enshrine the soul of the most splendid of all orators, I saw...

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