The Historical and the Posthumous Memoirs of Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1772-1784, Volumen4;Volúmenes1772-1784

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Página 291 - Th' applause of listening senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their history in a nation's eyes...
Página 421 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Página 282 - O, for a muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention ! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene ! Then should the warlike Harry, like himself, Assume the port of Mars ; and, at his heels, Leash'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire, Crouch for employment.
Página 53 - A baleful smile upon their baffled guest. Heard ye the din of battle bray, Lance to lance and horse to horse? Long years of havoc urge their destined course, And through the kindred squadrons mow their way. Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame, With many a foul and midnight murder fed, Revere his consort's faith, his father's fame, And spare the meek usurper's holy head!
Página 366 - His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Página 23 - Fair laughs the Morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes: Youth on the prow and Pleasure at the helm : Regardless of the sweeping Whirlwind's sway, That hushed in grim repose expects his evening prey.
Página 358 - O softly swelling hills! On which the power of cultivation lies, And joys to see the wonders of his toil.
Página 27 - With unexpected legions bursts away, And sees defenceless realms receive his sway; Short sway ! fair Austria spreads her mournful charms, The queen, the beauty, sets the world in arms; From hill to hill the...
Página 164 - ... and regulated on permanent and equitable principles, for the mutual benefit of both countries.
Página 137 - That it is highly important to the general interests of the British Empire, that the laws for regulating trade and navigation should be the same in Great Britain and Ireland, and, therefore, that it is essential towards carrying into effect the present settlement, that all laws which have been made, or shall be made in Great Britain, for securing exclusive privileges to the ships and mariners of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British colonies...

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