The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Statesmen, Patriots, Divines, Warriors, Philosophers, Poets, and Artists, of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Accession of Henry VIII. to the Present Time. Including a Complete History of England from that Area, Bind 6

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E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, 1776
 

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Side 187 - Wit, my Lords, is a sort of property; it is the property of those who have it, and too often the only property they have to depend on. It is indeed but a precarious dependence. Thank God! we, my Lords, have a dependence of another kind...
Side 87 - I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two haycocks; but his attention is somewhat diverted, by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower. He is pleased with your placing him in the triumvirate, between yourself and me; though he says...
Side 204 - Her fong the warbling of the vernal grove; Her eloquence; was fweeter than her fong, Soft as her heart, and as her reafon ftrong. Her form each beauty of her mind exprefs'd,. Her mind was virtue by the graces drefs'd.
Side 204 - Made to engage all hearts, and charm all eyes, Though meek, magnanimous, though witty, wise; Polite, as all her life in courts had been, Yet good, as she the world had never seen; The noble fire of an exalted mind, With gentlest female tenderness combin'd.
Side 317 - ... obliged to give way. When he was not under the immediate urgency of want, they, who were intimate with him, are ready to aver that he had a mind greatly...
Side 87 - As to the return of his health and vigour, were you here, you might inquire of his hay-makers; but as to his temperance I can answer that (for one whole day) we have had nothing for dinner but mutton-broth, beans and bacon, and a barn-door fowl.
Side 186 - Court, which is only a most just and a most necessary satire upon the fashionable vices and follies of the Court. Courtiers, my Lords, are too polite to reprove one another ; the only place where they can meet with any just reproof, is a free though not a licentious stage...
Side 306 - The comedy of the Miser, which he has mostly taken from Moliere, has maintained its ground upon the stage, ever since it was first performed, and has the value of a copy from a great painter by an eminent hand.
Side 316 - Amelia, which succeeded Tom Jones in about four years, has indeed the marks of genius, but of a genius beginning to fall into its decay.
Side 91 - Here lies HENRY ST. JOHN, : In the Reign of Queen Anne Secretary of War, Secretary of State, and Viscount Bolingbroke: In the Days of King George I. and King George II. Something more and better.

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