Memoirs and Correspondence from 1734 to 1773, المجلد 2

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J. Ridgway, 1845 - 816 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 720 - I have the honour to be with the greatest respect. My Lord, Your Lordship's most obedient and most Humble Servant, HT CRAMAHE.
الصفحة 780 - I did not, at the time, think the best. I have seen that I was sometimes in the wrong, but I did not err designedly. I have endeavoured, in private life, to do all the good in my power, and never for a moment could indulge malicious or unjust designs upon any person whatsoever.
الصفحة 779 - you shall be my confessor: when I first set out in the world, I had friends who endeavoured to shake my belief in the Christian religion. I saw difficulties which staggered me; but I kept my mind open to conviction. The evidences and doctrines of Christianity, studied with attention, made me a most firm and persuaded believer of the Christiau religion. I have made it the rule of my life, and it is the ground of my future hopes.
الصفحة 644 - In truth, sir, he was the delight and ornament of this House, and the charm of every private society which he honoured with his presence. Perhaps there never arose in this country, nor in any country, a man of a more pointed and finished wit, and (where his passions were not concerned) of a more refined, exquisite, and penetrating judgment.
الصفحة 631 - Denbigh and Pomfret) ; both the secretaries of state silent, and the lord chief justice, whom I myself brought into office, voting for me, yet speaking against me ; the ground I tread upon is so hollow, that I am afraid, not only of falling myself, but of involving my royal master in my ruin. It is time for me to retire!
الصفحة 644 - Perhaps there never arose in this country, nor in any country, a man of a more pointed and finished wit ; and (where his passions were not concerned) of a more refined, exquisite, and penetrating judgment. If he had not so great a stock as some have had who flourished formerly, of knowledge long treasured up, he knew better by far than any man I ever was acquainted with, how to bring together, within a short time, all that was necessary to establish, to illustrate, and to decorate that side of the...
الصفحة 701 - He made an administration, so checkered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically dove-tailed; a cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without cement; here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white...
الصفحة 743 - Power without right is the most odious and detestable object that can be offered to the human imagination. It is not only pernicious to those who are subject to it, but tends to its own destruction. It is what my noble friend [Lord Lyttleton] has truly described it, Res detestabilis et caduca.
الصفحة 429 - I desire that you will read it over and over again, with particular attention to the style, and to all those beauties of oratory with which it is adorned. Till I read that book, I confess I did not know all the extent and powers of the English language.
الصفحة 443 - It behoves the piety , as well as the wisdom of parliament, to disappoint those endeavours. Sir , the very worst mischief that can be done to religion , is to pervert it to the purposes of faction. Heaven and Hell are not more distant than the benevolent spirit of the Gospel , and the malignant spirit of party.

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