Memoirs of John Horne Tooke: Interspersed with Original Documents, Band 1

J. Johnson and Company, St. Paul's Church-Yard., 1813

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Seite 27 - tion, which fits a man to perform justly, skilfully, and magnanimously, all the offices,, both public and private, of peace and war," was the best. Nothing excited his indignation so much, as the recent attempts that have been made to discountenance the classical languages of antiquity, under pretence of inutility. He considered this as a conspiracy, on the part of presumptuous ignorance, to cut
Seite 432 - orphans, and aged parents, of our beloved American " fellow-subjects, who, faithful to the character of English" men, preferring death to slavery, were, for that reason " only, inhumanly murdered, by the king's troops, at or near •' Lexington and Concord, in the province of
Seite 117 - dishonour: for then I could have borne it. " But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and my own familiar friend." The divine begins by acknowledging himself to be sensibly affected with the pathetic impatience of David, who in all his other trials appears patient and resigned; but this he owns he could not
Seite 33 - of seven. pence halfpenny each! "As to Dunning and myself," added he, " we were generous, for we gave the girl who waited on us a penny a piece; but Kenyon, who always knew the value of money, sometimes rewarded her with a halfpenny, and sometimes with a promise!
Seite 407 - all your instruments of amputation are prepared, when the unhappy patient lies bound at your feet, without the possibility of resistance, by what infallible rule will you direct the operation ? When you propose to cut away the rotten parts, can you tell us what parts are perfectly sound
Seite 365 - and will, forgive him his claret " and his footmen, and even the ambition of " making his brother chamberlain of London, " as long as he stands forth against a ministry " and parliament, who are doing every thing " they can to enslave the country, and as long " as he is a thorn in the king's side. You
Seite 401 - I CONGRATULATE you, sir, on the re*' covery of your wonted style, though it has " cost you a fortnight. I compassionate your " labour in the composition of your letters, and *' will communicate to you the secret of my "fluency. Truth needs no ornament; and, in '* my opinion, what she borrows of the pencil is '
Seite 148 - of this parliament, for the acts of the legislature itself can no more be valid without a legal house of commons, than without a legal prince upon the throne. " Representatives of the people are essential to the making of laws, and there is a time when it is morally demonstrable, that men cease to be representatives ; the time is
Seite 360 - dis" dained to give to the anonymous lies of Mr. " Wilkes. You make frequent use of the word " gentle-man; I only call myself a man, and " desire no other distinction: if you are either, " you are bound to make good your charges, or " to confess that you have done me a hasty in
Seite 395 - cause of greater mischief to England, than " even the unfortunate ambition of lord Bute. " The shortening the duration of parliaments " is a subject on which Mr. Home cannot en" large too warmly; nor will I question his sin" cerity. If I did not profess the same senti" ments, I should be shamefully inconsistent

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