The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Females: Including Beauties of the Courts of George IV and William IV, with Memoirs

E. Bull, 1833

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Página 66 - Arbuthnot was a man of great comprehension, skilful in his profession, versed in the sciences, acquainted with ancient literature, and able to animate his mass of knowledge by a bright and active imagination; a scholar with great brilliancy of wit; a wit, who in the crowd of life, retained and discovered a noble ardour of religious zeal.
Página 129 - They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their deaths they were not divided.
Página 153 - HE who in impious times undaunted stood, And 'midst rebellion durst be just and good Whose arms asserted, and whose sufferings more Confirm'd the cause for which he fought before, Rests here, rewarded by an heavenly prince ; For what his earthly could not recompense, Pray, reader, that such times no more appear : Or, if they happen, learn true honour here.
Página 106 - My defence will be made at that bar, and before I sit down I have one request to make to the House, that when they come to decide upon my honour, they will not forget their own.
Página 90 - ... compelled to yield to worse conditions than were now offered to him. He conferred with so much freedom with one of the king's commissioners, and spent so much time with him in the vacant hours, there having been formerly a great friendship between them, that he drew some jealousy upon himself from some of his companions. With him he lamented his own condition, and acknowledged his disloyalty to the king, with expressions of great compunction ; and protested, that he would most willingly redeem...
Página 105 - That all acquisitions made under the influence of a military force, or by treaty with foreign Princes, do of right belong to the State.
Página 36 - It was proposed to lay an imposition upon playhouses: the courtiers objected, that the players were the king's servants, and a part of his pleasure.
Página 17 - to enable his majesty to appoint commissioners, with sufficient powers to treat, consult, and agree upon the means of quieting the disorders now subsisting in certain of the colonies, plantations, and provinces of North America.
Página 77 - Which Knights of the Bath were first dubbed Knights Batchelors, being knighted by the King with the Sword of State ; and then every one...
Página 36 - He wounded some of them, but was soon disarmed : and then they cut his nose to the bone, to teach him to remember what respect he owed to the king : and so they left him, and went back to the duke of Monmouth's, where Obrian's arm was dressed.

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