Footprints of Statesmen During the Eighteenth Century in England

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Page 189 - WILLIAM III. By HD TRAILL. SPECTA TOR.—" Mr. Traill has done his work well in the limited space at his command. The narrative portion is clear and vivacious, and his criticisms, although sometimes trenchant, are substantially just." WALPOLE. By JOHN MORLEY. ST. JAMES'S GAZETTE.—" It deserves to be read, not only as the work of one of the most prominent politicians of the day, but for its intrinsic merits. It is a clever, thoughtful, and interesting biography.
Page 22 - I have not time to say more but to beg you will give my duty to the Queen, and let her know her army has had a glorious victory. Monsieur Tallard and two other Generals are in my coach and I am following the rest. The bearer, my aide-deCamp 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...
Page 105 - That the Duchess of Queensberry is surprised and well pleased that the King hath given her so agreeable a command as to stay from Court, where she never came for diversion, but to bestow a great civility on the King and Queen...
Page 58 - To Dr. Jonathan Swift, the most agreeable companion, the truest friend, and the -greatest genius of his age.
Page 29 - The Castle of BLENHEIM was founded by Queen ANNE, In the Fourth Year of her Reign, In the Year of the Christian /Era 1705. A Monument designed to perpetuate the Memory of the Signal Victory Obtained over the French and Bavarians, Near the Village of Blenheim, , On the Banks of the Danube...
Page 189 - Co. beg to announce a series of short Biographies, not designed to be a complete roll of famous Statesmen, but to p'resent in historic order the lives and work of those leading actors in our affairs who, by their direct influence, have left an abiding mark on the policy, the institutions, and the position of Great Britain among States.
Page 65 - I expected every great minister, who honoured me with his acquaintance, if he heard or saw any thing to my disadvantage, would let me know in plain words, and not put me in pain to guess by the change or coldness of his countenance or behaviour; for it was what I would hardly bear from a crowned head, and I thought no subject's favour was worth it; and that I designed to let my lord keeper and Mr. Harley know the same thing, that they might use me accordingly.
Page 25 - I am so tired that I have but strength enough to tell you that we have had this day a very bloody battle ; the first part of the day we beat their foot, and afterwards their horse. God Almighty be praised, it is now in our power to have what peace we please, and I may be pretty well assured of [never] being in another battle ; but nothing in this world can make me happy if you are not kind.
Page 68 - I told Lord Oxford I would go with him when he was out, and now he begs it of me, and I cannot refuse him. I meddle not with his faults, as he was a Minister of State; but you know his personal kindness to me was excessive. He distinguished and chose me above all other men while he was great, and his letter to me the other day was the most moving imaginable.
Page 190 - This is beyond all question the best of the narratives of the career of General Gordon that have yet been published.

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