The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England: From the Earliest Times Till the Reign of King George IV.

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Страница 646 - all wept when he was snatched away from the still higher honours which seemed to be awaiting him. — It is said : " Envy will merit as its shade pursue, But, like a shadow, proves the substance true." " Fame calls up calumny and spite, Thus shadow owes its birth to light.
Страница 590 - writing strange characters from right to left. The High Court of Parliament was to sit according to forms handed down from the days of the Plantagenets, on an Englishman accused of exercising tyranny over the lord of the holy city of Benares, and over the ladies of the princely House of
Страница 57 - Dr. Tillotson, in his sermon upon the lawfulness of oaths, taking a text which applies to all nations and all men, ' an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife,
Страница 130 - taken the sacrament of the Lord's supper according to the rites of the Church of England, or, in other words, to allow that a Jew might be naturalized by act of parliament. After some sharp debates, the bill passed both Houses, and received the royal assent; but from there being
Страница 531 - to be applied to the relief of the widows, orphans, and aged parents of our beloved American fellow subjects, who, faithful to the character of Englishmen, preferring death to slavery, were for that reason only inhumanly murdered by the King's troops at Lexington, in the province of
Страница 443 - councils) was to be made Great Britain, he should see his son, Lord Chancellor of England, turn back the current of hereditary dignity to its fountain, and raise him to an higher rank of peerage, whilst he enriched the family with a new one — If amidst these bright and happy scenes of domestic honour and prosperity,
Страница 662 - Forc'd from home and all its pleasures, Afric's coast I left forlorn, To increase a stranger's treasures, O'er the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me. Paid my price in paltry gold; But, though slave they have enroll'd me, Minds
Страница 609 - These kind of knaves I know, which in this plainness Harbour more craft and more corrupter ends Than twenty silly ducking observants, That stretch their duties nicely." A few days after this last lachrymose scene, Burke said
Страница 548 - deep impression on the Reminiscent. His Lordship had spoken too often, and began to be heard with a civil but visible impatience.* Under these circumstances he was attacked in the manner we have mentioned. He rose from the woolsack, and advanced slowly to the place from which the Chancellor generally addresses the House
Страница 264 - were to be the patrons of America, because they were in opposition. Their declaration gave spirit and argument to the colonies; and while, perhaps, they meant no more than the ruin of a minister, they, in effect, divided one half of the empire from the other." I cannot agree with this unscrupulous writer in imputing improper

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