Reminiscences of Charles Butler: ... with a Letter to a Lady on Ancient and Modern Music

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E. Bliss & E. White, 1825 - Musicians - 350 pages
 

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Page 127 - If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms — never — never — never.
Page 18 - O'er the dark trees a yellower verdure shed, And tip with silver every mountain's head ; Then shine the vales, the rocks in prospect rise, A flood of glory bursts from all the skies...
Page 128 - ... such principles confessed — to hear them avowed in this house, or in this country...
Page 98 - ... to plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence...
Page 129 - ... against your Protestant brethren; to lay waste their country, to desolate their dwellings, and extirpate their race and name, with these horrible hell-hounds of savage war! — hell-hounds, I say, of savage war.
Page 128 - From the tapestry that adorns these walls, the immortal ancestor of this noble lord frowns with indignation at the disgrace of his country.
Page 170 - A storm of universal fire blasted every field, consumed every house, destroyed every temple. The miserable inhabitants, flying from their flaming villages, in part were slaughtered; others, without regard to sex, to age, to the respect of rank or sacredness of function, fathers torn from children...
Page 333 - The characteristick quality of his poem is sublimity. He sometimes descends to the elegant, but his element is the great. He can occasionally invest himself with grace ; but his natural port is gigantick loftiness *. He can please when .pleasure is required; but it is his peculiar power to astonish.
Page 162 - I am amazed at his grace's speech. The noble duke cannot look before him, behind him, or on either side of him, without seeing some noble peer, who owes his seat in this house to his successful exertions in the profession to which I belong.
Page 127 - I know that the conquest of English America is an impossibility. You cannot, I venture to say it, you cannot conquer America.

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