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Page 136 - My Lords and Gentlemen, IT is his Majefty's Royal Will and Pleafure, That this Parliament be prorogued to Tuefday the Fourteenth Day of July next, to be then here held ; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Tuefday the 'Fourteenth Day of July next.
Page 180 - Nor was it uncommon for the father of a family, whom the infection had not reached, to call them around him, to represent the cruel sufferings and horrid fate of their relations, from the influence of some evil spirit, who was preparing to extirpate their race ; and to incite them to baffle death, with all its horrors, by their own poniards. At the same time, if their hearts failed them in this necessary act, he was himself ready to perform the deed of mercy with his own hand, as the last act of...
Page 385 - I have been actuated by a sincere disposition for the maintenance of peace. It is, nevertheless, impossible for me to lose sight of that established and wise system of policy by which the interests of other states are connected with our own ; and I cannot, therefore, be indifferent to any material change in their relative condition and strength. My conduct will be invariably regulated by a due consideration of the actual situation of Europe, and by a watchful solicitude for the permanent welfare...
Page 217 - Foote's death ; but, aware that he could not, like his singularly gifted predecessor, depend on his own individual powers, he engaged a regular company of comedians, chiefly selected from the winter theatres, for whose assistance he was obliged to wait till those theatres closed.
Page 399 - ... for such was her master's confidence in it, that she was trusted at all times to receive the ferriage money for upwards of forty years. This extraordinary woman retained her hearing to the end of her life, but her sight began to fail gradually in the ninety-sixth year of her age.
Page 55 - Da пае, the daughter of Acrisius king of Argos by Eurydice. She was confined in a brazen tower by her father, who had been told by an oracle that his daughter's son would put him to death. His endeavours to prevent Danae from becoming a mother proved fruitless ; and Jupiter, who was enamoured of her, introduced himself to her bed by changing himself into a golden showeğ From his embraces Danae had a son, with whom she was exposed on the sea by her father.
Page 136 - The same sense of public duty, the same solicitude for the welfare of your country, will now, in your individual characters, induce you to encourage, by all the means in your power, the cultivation and improvement of the advantages of peace. " My endeavours will never be wanting to preserve the blessings by which we are so eminently distinguished, and to prove that the prosperity and happiness of all classes of my faithful subjects are the objects which are always the nearest to my heart.
Page 282 - I am sorry that it is not in my power to place you in a situation which would become you — I mean in the Episcopal palace at Buckden : but I can bring you very near to it ; for I have the presentation to a rectory now vacant, within a mile and a half of it, which is very much at Dr. Parr's service. It is the rectory of Graffham, at present worth 200/.
Page 282 - Parr's talents and character might well entitle him to a better patronage than this from those who know how to estimate his merits; but I acknowledge that a great additional motive with me to the offer I now make him, is, that I believe I cannot do any thing more pleasing to his friends, Mr. Fox, Mr. Sheridan, and Mr. Knight ; and I desire you, Sir, to consider yourself obliged to them only.— I have the honour to be, Sir, with the greatest respect, your obedient servant,
Page 153 - The best people shall, as they deserve, be the most happy, and their happiness shall contribute to that of all Europe. " Content with having been called by the order of him from whom every thing emanates, to bring back upon the earth justice, order, and equality, I shall-hear my last hour sound without regret, and without any uneasiness about the opinion of future generations.