Annual Register, Volume 24

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Edmund Burke

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Page 61 - ... a delicious basso-relievo of the destruction of Troy. In the afternoon, when she condescended to walk in the garden, the lake was covered with Tritons and Nereids ; the pages of the family were converted into Wood-nymphs who peeped from every bower ; and the footmen gamboled over the lawns in the figure of Satyrs.
Page 326 - Calcutta, it fometimes occafions an inftantaneous rife of five feet : and both here, and in every other part of its track, the boats, on its approach, immediately quit the more, and make for fafety to the middle of the river.
Page 320 - As a ftrong preemptive proof of the wandering of the Ganges from the one fide of the Delta to the other, I muft obferve, that there is no appearance of virgin earth between the Tiperah hills on the...
Page 261 - Hands no more than is necefl'ary to anfwer the current Payments and Expences of the Office. It appears to be cuftomary for the Receiver of the Firft Fruits, to detain in his Hands the Produce of the whole Year, until Eight or Nine Months after that Year is ended, befides receiving the current Produce of thofe Months ; and for the Receiver of the Tenths to detain in his Hands, for at...
Page 287 - Henry, Earle of Surrey and Sir Thomas Wyal, betweene whom I finde very litle difference, I repute them (as before) for the two chief lanternes of light to all others that have since employed their pennes upon English poesie. Their conceits were loftie, their stiles stately, their conveyance cleanely, their termes proper, their meetre sweete and well proportioned, in all imitating very naturally and studiously their Maister Francis Petrarcha.
Page 243 - ... trade and navigation, the high contracting powers have antecedently agreed, and do engage to give to all other neutral powers, free leave to accede to the present treaty, and, after a thorough knowledge of the principles on which it rests, share equally in the obligations and advantages thereof.
Page 137 - Ihould produce in fuppoirt of the charge, and that he had agreed, that the papers offered by the accufer could not be admitted ; and the faid court having in another part of the faid trial...
Page 171 - ... and other warlike weapons, as well offensive as defensive, being then and there unlawfully, maliciously and traitorously assembled and gathered together...
Page 271 - Coming however, before us, they are, in our opinion, too important to be pafled over in filence ; we thought it our duty to point them out, that...

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