Geschichte des achtzehnten jahrhunderts und des neumzehnten bis zum sturz des franzöischen kaiserreichs, Band 3


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Seite 496 - These, with the pictures, busts, and prints, (of which copies upon copies are spread everywhere,) have made your father's face as well known as that of the moon, so that he durst not do any thing that would oblige him to run away, as his phiz would discover him wherever he should venture to show it.
Seite 369 - If, by the immediate interposition of Providence, it were possible for us to escape a crisis so full of terror and despair, posterity will not believe the history of the present times. They will either conclude that our distresses were imaginary, or that we had the good fortune to be governed by men of acknowledged integrity and wisdom : they will not believe it possible that their ancestors could have survived, or recovered from so desperate a condition, while a duke of Grafton was prime minister...
Seite 496 - The clay medallion of me you say you gave to Mr. Hopkinson was the first of the kind made in France. A variety of others have been made since of different sizes; some to be set in the lids of snuffboxes, and some so small as to be worn in rings ; and the numbers sold are incredible.
Seite 372 - The prince who imitates their conduct, should be warned by their example; and while he plumes himself upon the security of his title to the crown, should remember that, as it was acquired by one revolution, it may be lost by another.
Seite 384 - No : the properest time to exert our right of taxation is when the right is refused. To temporize is to yield ; and the authority of the mother country, if it is now unsupported, will in reality be relinquished for ever : a total repeal cannot be thought of till America is prostrate at our feet>
Seite 563 - That it is an essential unalterable right in nature, ingrafted into the British constitution as a fundamental law...
Seite 481 - DEAR POLLY, Figure to yourself an old man, with gray hair appearing under a martin fur cap, among the powdered heads of Paris.
Seite 372 - ... living, reduced to this conclusion, that instead of the arbitrary power of a king, we must submit to the arbitrary power of a house of commons?

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