English History from the Norman Conquet to the Great Reform Bill

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Side 98 - This story shall the good man teach his son ; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered...
Side 247 - Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages curst: For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit, Restless, unfixed in principles and place, In power unpleased, impatient of disgrace: A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay And o'er-informed the tenement of clay.
Side 274 - Tallard and two other generals are in my coach, and I am following the rest. The bearer, my aide-de-camp, Colonel Parke, will give her an account of what has passed. I shall do it, in a day or two, by another more at large. MARLBOROUGH.
Side 158 - you are now entered into the service of a most noble, wise, and liberal prince ; if you will follow my poor advice, you shall, in your counsel-giving to his grace, ever tell him what he ought to do, but never what he is able to do.
Side 320 - The question with me is not whether you have a right to render your people miserable, but whether it is not your interest to make them happy.
Side 131 - Jockey of Norfolk, be not too bold, For Dickon thy master is bought and sold.
Side 151 - my king, He would not have deserted me in my grey hairs.
Side 35 - John, the variations not being very material) shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold, or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or. any otherwise destroyed ; nor will we pass upon him, nor send upon him, but by lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.* We will sell to no man, we will not deny, or delay to any man justice or right.
Side 13 - There were in England as many kings, tyrants rather, as there were lords of castles ; each had the power of striking his own coin, and of exercising like a king sovereign jurisdiction over his dependents.
Side 330 - Mrs. Britannia orders her senate to proclaim America a continent of cowards, and vote it should be starved unless it will drink tea with her. She sends her only army to be besieged in one of their towns, and half her fleet to besiege the terra firma ; but orders her army to do nothing, in hopes that the American senate at Philadelphia will be so frightened at the British army being besieged in Boston, that it will sue for peace.

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