Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquis of Bath, Preserved at Longleat, Wiltshire: The Harley papers

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Page xiii - Insatiate archer ! could not one suffice ? Thy shaft flew thrice ; and thrice my peace was slain ; And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had fill'd her horn.
Page 191 - I have received your letter, and am very sorry for what has happened, to lose the good opinion I had so much inclination to have of you. But I cannot help seeing, nor believing my senses. I am very far from having deserved it of you. God forgive you...
Page 271 - Divinely beam on his exalted soul ; Destruction gild; and crown him for the skies, With incommunicable lustre, bright.
Page 271 - Christians adore ! and infidels believe ! As some tall tower, or lofty mountain's brow, Detains the sun, illustrious from its height ; While rising vapours, and descending shades, With damps, and darkness, drown the spacious vale ; Undamp'd by doubt, undarken'd by despair, PHILANDER, thus, augustly rears his head...
Page 192 - There is no hope, I am fully convinced, but in the Church of England party, nor in that neither on the foot it now stands, and without more confidence than is yet re-established between them and us.
Page 364 - The oaks, the beeches, the chestnuts, seem to contend which best shall please the lord of the manor. They cannot deceive, they will not lie. I in sincerity admire them, and have as many beauties about me as fill up all my hours of dangling, and no disgrace attends me from sixty-seven years of age.
Page 195 - Harley that the ministers' plan to raise yet more regiments 'is to my apprehension downright infatuation, and what I am glad of. They hasten things to a decision, and our slavery and their empire are put upon that issue. For God's sake let us be once out of Spain...
Page 193 - You broke the party, unite it again; their sufferings have made them wise, and whatever piques or jealousies they may entertain at present, as they feel the success of better conduct these will wear off, and you will have it in your power by reasonable measures to lead them to reasonable ends.

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