Bolingbroke and His Times: Period I. The reign of Queen Anne

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J. Nisbet & Company, limited, 1901

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Page 132 - In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry of courts and schools: There shall be sung another golden age. The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts. Not such as Europe breeds in her decay; Such as she bred when fresh and young. When heavenly flame did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its...
Page 497 - THE Earl of Oxford was removed on Tuesday : the queen died on Sunday. What a world is this and how does Fortune banter us ! John Barber tells me, you have set your face toward Ireland.
Page 238 - The Case stated, between the Church of Rome and the Church of England,
Page 313 - On Britain Europe's safety lies ; Britain is lost, if Harley dies : Harley depends upon your skill : Think what you save, or what you kill.
Page 509 - This blow has so roused Scriblerus that he has recovered his senses, and thinks and talks like other men. From being frolicksome and gay he is turned grave and morose. His lucubrations lie neglected among old news-papers, cases, petitions, and abundance of unanswerable letters. I wish to God they had been among the papers of a noble Lord sealed up. Then might Scriblerus have passed for the Pretender, and it would have been a most excellent and laborious work for the Flying Post, or some such author,...
Page 89 - Let any man observe the equipages in this town, he shall find the greater number of those who make a figure, to be a species of men quite different from any that -were ever, known before the Revolution ; consisting either of generals and colonels, or of those, whose whole fortunes lie in funds and stocks ; so that power, which according to the old maxim was used to follow land, is now gone over to money...
Page 24 - There is a passage in Bede highly commending the piety and learning of the Irish in that age, where, after abundance of praises, he overthrows them all, by lamenting that, alas ! they kept Easter at a wrong time of the year. So our doctor has every quality and virtue that can make a man amiable or useful ; but, alas ! he hath a sort of slouch in his walk ! I pray God protect him, for he is an excellent Christian, though not a Catholic.
Page 495 - ... dragon as to take her power out of his hands. " He has been the most ungrateful man to her, and to all his best friends, that ever was born. " I cannot have so much time now to write all my mind, because my dear mistress is not well ; and I think I may lay her illness to the charge of the Treasurer, who, for three weeks together, was teasing and vexing her without intermission ! And she could not get rid of him till Tuesday last.
Page 100 - The fate of things lies always in the dark: What cavalier would know St. James's Park? For Locket's stands where gardens once did spring, And wild ducks quack where grasshoppers did sing ; A princely palace on that space does rise, Where Sudley's noble muse found mulberries.
Page 520 - I saw at that time several lords concur to condemn in one general vote all that they had approved in a former parliament by many particular resolutions. Among several bloody resolutions proposed and agitated at this time, the resolution of impeaching me of high treason was taken...

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