Annual Register, Volume 36

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Edmund Burke
1806 - History

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Page 429 - On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; Even from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, Even in our ashes live their wonted fires.
Page 48 - That all murder which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by any other kind of wilful, deliberate and premeditated killing, or which shall be committed in the perpetration or attempt to perpetrate any arson, rape, robbery or burglary, shall be deemed murder of the first degree; and all other kinds of murder shall be deemed murder in the second degree...
Page 329 - ... the bull from the rest of the herd until he stood at / bay, when a marksman dismounted and shot. At some of these huntings twenty or thirty shots have been fired before he was subdued. On such occasions, the bleeding victim grew desperately furious, from the smarting of his wounds, and the shouts of savage joy that were echoing from every side.
Page 329 - If any person come near the calves, they clap their heads close to the ground, and lie like a hare in form to hide themselves.
Page 446 - He will fasten his locks, And will threaten the stocks, Should he ever more find me in want, Well-a-day!" " The squire has fat beeves and brown ale, Gaffer Gray, And the season will welcome you there." " His fat beeves and his beer And his merry new year Are all for the flush and the fair, Well-a-day !" " My keg is but low, I confess, Gaffer Gray : What then ? While it lasts, man, we'll live.
Page 262 - But, as peace ought to be pursued with unremitted zeal, before the last resource, which has so often been the scourge of nations, and cannot fail to check the advanced prosperity of the United States, is contemplated ; I have thought proper to nominate, and do hereby nominate, John Jay, as envoy extraordinary of the United States to his Britannic Majesty.
Page 262 - But a mission like this, while it corresponds with the solemnity of the occasion, will announce to the world a solicitude for a friendly adjustment of our complaints, and a reluctance to hostility. Going immediately from the United States, such an envoy will carry with him a full knowledge of the existing temper and sensibility of our country, and will thus be taught to vindicate our rights with firmness, and to cultivate peace with sincerity.
Page 259 - Children — I have waited lony, and listened with great attention, but I have not heard one word from them. Children — I flattered myself with the hope that the line proposed in the year eighty-three, to separate us from...
Page 446 - I'm grown very old, And my doublet is not very new, Well-a-day!" "Then line that warm doublet with ale, Gaffer Gray, And warm thy old heart with a glass." "Nay, but credit I've none, And my money's all gone; Then say how may that come to pass? Well-a-day!" "Hie away to the house on the brow, Gaffer Gray, And knock at the jolly priest's door.

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