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179 ページ - I'll tell you one that first comes into my head. One evening, Gay and I went to see him : you know how intimately we were all acquainted. On our coming in,
44 ページ - As to parliaments, I adored the wisdom of that Gothic institution which made them annual, and I was confident our liberty could never be placed upon a firm foundation until that ancient law were restored among us. For who sees not that, while such assemblies are permitted to have a longer duration, there grows up a commerce of corruption between the ministry and the deputies, wherein they both find their accounts, to the manifest danger of liberty ; which traffic would never answer the design nor...
16 ページ - To desire some good friends to inform me which of these resolutions I break, or neglect, and wherein; and reform accordingly. Not to talk much, nor of myself. Not to boast of my former beauty, or strength, or favour with ladies, etc. Not to hearken to flatteries, nor conceive I can be beloved by a young woman, et eos qui hereditatem captant odisse ac vitare.
162 ページ - Then he instructed a young nobleman, that the best poet in England was Mr. Pope (a Papist), who had begun a translation of Homer into English verse, for which he must have them all subscribe. "For," says he, "the author shall not begin to print till I have a thousand guineas for him.
208 ページ - Nibelunge," such as it was written down at the end of the twelfth, or the beginning of the thirteenth century, is
44 ページ - I ever abominated that scheme of politics (now about thirty years old) of setting up a monied interest in opposition to the landed. For I conceived, there could not be a truer maxim in our government than this, That the possessors of the soil are the best judges of what is for the advantage of the kingdom.
43 ページ - As to what is called a revolution principle, my opinion was this; that whenever those evils which usually attend and follow a violent change of government, were not in probability so pernicious as the grievance we suffer under a present power, then the public good will justify such a revolution.
180 ページ - A couple of lobsters ; ay, that would have done very well ; two shillings— tarts, a shilling ; but you will drink a glass of wine with me, though you supped so much before your usual time only to spare my pocket ?' ' No, we had rather talk with you than drink with you.
182 ページ - rchb^hoprc afCafhd ia 1729. this object likewise, he then waited on the Dean, and told him, " I am now at the top of my preferment ; for I well know that no Irishman will ever be made primate ; therefore, as I can rise no higher in fortune or station, I will most zealously promote the good of my country...