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Correspondence of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, Volume 1
William Pitt (Earl of Chatham)
Volledige weergave - 1838
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Pagina 88 - Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton ; and the peculiar happiness of my life will ever consist in promoting the welfare of a people, whose loyalty and warm affection to me, I consider as the greatest and most permanent security of my throne.
Pagina 373 - a borough which, perhaps, its own representatives never saw ? This is what is called ' the rotten part of the constitution.' It cannot continue a century : if it does not drop, it must be amputated. The idea of a virtual representation of America in this House, is the most contemptible idea
Pagina 378 - Rather let prudence and temper come first from this side. I will undertake for America, that she will follow the example. There are two lines in a ballad of Prior's, of a man's behaviour to his wife, so applicable to you and your colonies, that I cannot help repeating them : — • Be to her faults a little blind : Be to her virtues very kind.
Pagina 434 - Commodore Byron had just returned to England from his disastrous voyage round the world. His " Narrative of his Sufferings on the Coast of Patagonia" appeared in 1768. To his proverbial ill-luck his illustrious grandson alludes, in his beautiful Epistle to his Sister — " A strange doom is thy father's son's, and past Recalling, as it lies
Pagina 12 - was the making me an Englishman, and a soldier. In this peaceful service, I imbibed the rudiments of the language, and science of tactics, which opened a new field of study and observation. The discipline and evolutions of a modern battalion gave me a clearer notion of the phalanx and the legion; and the captain of the Hampshire grenadiers (the reader
Pagina 253 - Could all our care elude the gloomy grave, Which claims no less the fearful than the brave, For lust of fame, I should not vainly dare In fighting fields, nor urge thy soul to war. But since, alas ! ignoble
Pagina 377 - St. James's. If they do not, perhaps the collective body may begin to abate of its respect for the representative. Lord Bacon had told me, that a great question would not fail of being agitated at one time or another. I was willing to agitate that question at the proper season ; the
Pagina 397 - company since he has been engaged in public business, in which lie has gained more reputation than perhaps any man at his first appearance ever gained before. He made two speeches for repealing the Stamp-act, which were publicly commended by Mr.
Pagina 376 - years ago, are at three thousand pounds at present. Those estates sold then from fifteen to eighteen years' purchase ; the same may now be sold for thirty. You owe this to America : this is the price America pays for her protection. And shall a miserable financier come with a boast, that he can