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A History of the Four Georges (and of William IV) by J. (and J.H.) McCarthy
Justin Huntly McCarthy
No preview available - 2016
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Page 37 - tis a soul like thine : A soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, Above all pain, all passion, and all pride, The rage of power, the blast of public breath, The lust of lucre, and the dread of death.
Page 280 - An Act to empower His Majesty to secure and detain such persons as His Majesty shall suspect are conspiring against his person and government.
Page 9 - Two fierce black eyes, large and rolling beneath two lofty arched eye-brows, two acres of cheeks spread with crimson, an ocean of neck that overflowed and was not distinguished from the lower part of her body, and no part restrained by stays — no wonder that a child dreaded such an ogress...
Page 252 - A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is.
Page 233 - ... kingdom; and that all proceedings before the said house of lords, upon any such judgment, sentence, or decree, are, and are hereby declared to be, utterly null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.
Page 185 - ... my distress. When I was in the room, I talked to him as if he had been really present, and answered my own questions in my lord's voice as nearly as I could imitate it. I walked up and down, as if we were conversing together, till I thought they had time enough thoroughly to clear themselves of the guards.
Page 57 - Argyll, the state's whole thunder born to wield, And shake alike the senate and the field?
Page 338 - I am then, two-thirds restored, my person safe (unless I meet hereafter with harder treatment than even that of Sir Walter Raleigh ;) and my estate, with all the other property I have acquired or may acquire, secured to me. But the attainder is kept carefully and prudently in force, lest so corrupt a member should come again into the House of Lords, and his bad leaven should sour that sweet untainted mass.