Recollections and Reflections, Personal and Political, as Connected with Public Affairs, During the Reign of George III.

J. Ridgeway, 1820

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Seite 389 - King possessed one art beyond any man he had ever known ; for that, by the familiarity of his intercourse, he obtained your confidence, procured from you your opinion of different public characters, and then availed himself of this knowledge to sow dissension.
Seite 240 - Tis the Divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man. Eternity ! thou pleasing, dreadful thought ! Through what variety of untried being, Through what new scenes and changes must we pass ? The wide, the unbounded prospect lies before me ; But shadows, clouds, and darkness, rest upon it.
Seite 20 - The political knowledge of Mr. Burke might be considered almost as an Encyclopaedia ; every man who approached him received instruction from his stores.
Seite 22 - Lord Rockingham himself told me," says Nicholls, "that the King never showed him such distinguished marks of kindness as after he had secretly determined to get rid of him.
Seite 351 - Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton ; and the peculiar happiness of my life will ever consist in promoting the welfare of a people, whose loyalty and warm affection to me I consider as the greatest and most permanent security of my throne...
Seite 268 - ... prosecution. Both he and Mr. Pitt voted against the charge, and it was consequently negatived by 119 to 67. The charge of wanton cruelty and extortion against the raja of Benares, was brought forward by Fox, in a speech of surpassing ability, but he rested his argument solely on the principle that Cheyt Sing was an independent prince, no way liable to be called on for succour by the Bengal Government. Mr. Pitt, who was expected to support Hastings in this case also, resisted this opinion, and...
Seite 144 - St Croix, that it would be impossible for France to continue the war for more than six months, as she had no finances. M. de St Croix replied to him, ' Sir, if you knew the resources of France as well as I know them, you would know that she is capable of carrying on war for a great length of time.
Seite 348 - I have no doubt," writes the same person to whom Lord North had prophesied the event, " that this conduct of the king was wholly unexpected by Lord Thurlow : it mortified him most severely. I recollect his saying to me, ' No man has a right to treat another in the way in which the king has treated me : we cannot meet again in the same room.
Seite 346 - Lord Thurlow again received the Great Seal. It is well known, that for some years before Lord Thurlow was a second time deprived of the Great Seal, he and Mr. Pitt had not lived on pleasant terms. I never could discover the cause of this. I recollect Lord Thurlow's having once said to me,

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