Memoirs and Correspondence of the Most Noble Richard Marquess Wellesley...: Comprising Numerous Letters and Documents, Now First Published from Original Mss, Volume 1

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Page 66 - And Britain joined the dire array ; Though dear her shores and circling ocean, Though many friendships, many youthful loves Had swoln the patriot emotion And flung a magic light o'er all her hills and groves; Yet still my voice, unaltered, sang defeat To all that braved the tyrant-quelling lance, And shame too long delayed and vain retreat!
Page 67 - To insult the shrine of Liberty with spoils From freemen torn; to tempt and to betray?
Page 66 - When France in wrath her giant limbs upreared, And with that oath, which smote air, earth, and sea, Stamped her strong foot, and said she would be free, Bear witness for me, how I hoped and feared!
Page 169 - mid charcoal gleams, The Moslems' savoury supper steams ; While all apart, beneath the wood. The Hindoo cooks his simpler food. ' Come, walk with me the jungle through. If yonder hunter told us true, Far off, in desert dank and rude, The tiger holds...
Page 290 - ... every man, not intending to mislead, but seeking to enlighten others with what his own reason and conscience, however erroneously, have dictated to him as truth, may address himself to the universal reason of a whole nation, either upon the subject of governments in general, or upon that of our own particular country : that he may analyse the principles of its constitution, point out its errors and defects, examine and publish its corruptions, warn his fellow-citizens against their ruinous consequences...
Page 36 - ... the Prince of Wales had no more right (speaking of strict right) to assume the government, than any other individual subject of the country.
Page 357 - George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting...
Page 171 - ... Announce a shower upon the breeze, — The flashes of the summer sky Assume a deeper, ruddier dye ; Yon lamp that trembles on the stream From forth our cabin sheds its beam ; And we must early sleep, to find Betimes the morning's healthy wind. But oh ! with thankful hearts confess Ev'n here there may be happiness ; And He, the bounteous Sire, has given His peace on earth — His hope of heaven.
Page 122 - ... at least, and wait the fitting of the times? Improvident impatience! Nay, even from those who seem to have no direct object of office or profit, what is the language which their actions speak ? " The throne is in danger! we will support the throne; but let us share the smiles of royalty." " The order of nobility is in danger ! I will fight for nobility," says the viscount, " but my zeal would be greater if I were made an earl.
Page 170 - O'er the broad plantain's humbler shade And dusk anana's prickly blade ; While o'er the brake, so wild and fair, The betel waves his crest in air. With pendant train and rushing wings, Aloft the gorgeous peacock springs ; And he, the bird of hundred dyes, Whose plumes the dames of Ava prize. So rich a shade, so green a sod, Our English Fairies never trod ! Yet who in Indian bower has stood, But thought on England's