The Annual Biography and Obituary for the Year ..., Bind 13

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1829

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Side 333 - Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And help'd to plant the wound that laid thee low: So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel, He nursed the pinion which impell'd the steel; While the same plumage that had warm'd his nest . Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Side 377 - XIV. upon what slight grounds have you been accused of restless and immoderate ' ambition ! — O ! tame and feeble Cervantes, with what a timid pencil and faint colours have you painted the portrait of a disordered imagination!
Side 456 - This gentleman, whose occupations for some years must have been rather of a civil and administrative than a military nature, was called early in the war to exercise abilities which, though dormant, had not rusted from disuse. He went into the field with not more than five or six hundred men...
Side 375 - That it is the opinion of this committee, that the trade carried on by British subjects, for the purpose of obtaining slaves on the coast of Africa, ought to be abolished.
Side 146 - That this house will, early in the next session of parliament, take into its most serious consideration the state of the laws affecting his Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects in Great Britain and Ireland ; with a view to such a final -and conciliatory adjustment, "as may be conducive to the peace and strength of the united kingdom ; to the stability of the protestant establishment ; and to the general satisfaction and concord of all classes of his Majesty's subjects.
Side 302 - The Garden of Cyrus, or The Quincuncial Lozenge, or Net-work Plantations of the Ancients, Artificially, Naturally, Mystically considered;" and " Hydriotaphia ; Urn Burial, or a Discourse on the Sepulchral Urns found in Norfolk.
Side 315 - His creed was the New Testament, and he read it as a celebrated divine* recommends; that is, " as a man would read a letter from a friend, in the which he doth only seek after what was his friend's mind and meaning, not what he can put upon his words.
Side 337 - Brutus' temperance ; and every virtue, Which, parted unto others, gave them name, Flow'd mix'd in him. He was the soul of goodness ; And all our praises of him are like streams Drawn from a spring, that still rise full, and leave The part remaining greatest.
Side 413 - Literary History of the Middle Ages ; comprehending an Account of the State of Learning from the Close of the Reign of Augustus to its Revival in the Fifteenth Century.
Side 380 - I am sure," says the noble lord, in his reply, through Mr. Merry, to one of M. Otto's official notes, " I am sure you must be aware that his majesty cannot, and never will, in consequence of any representation or any menace from a foreign power, make any concession which can be in the smallest degree dangerous to the liberty of the press, as secured by the constitution of this country.

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