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Pagina 344 - George the Third, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc., and in the year of our Lord,
Pagina 239 - God! I beseech thee to sanctify these sufferings unto me, and impute not my blood to the country, nor...
Pagina 46 - ... the reputation and power of our nation rose to a greater height than when we possessed the better half of France, and the kings of France and Scotland were our pensioners. All the states, kings, and potentates of Europe most respectfully, not to say submissively, sought our friendship...
Pagina 78 - I will endeavor to preserve my liberty, or at least not consent to the destroying of it. I hope I shall die in the same principles in which I have lived, and will live no longer than they can preserve me.
Pagina 45 - Tromp," he says, in his high strain of chivalrous pride — " when Van Tromp set upon Blake in Folkestone Bay, the parliament had not above thirteen ships against threescore, and not a man that had ever seen- any other fight at sea, than between a merchant ship and a pirate, to oppose the best captain in the world, attended with many others in valour and experience not much inferior to him.
Pagina 78 - I think that being exiled from it is a great evil, and would redeem myself from it with the loss of a great deal of my blood. But when that country of mine, which used to be esteemed a paradise, is now like to be made a stage of injury ; the liberty which we hoped to establish oppressed ; luxury and lewdness set up in its height, instead of the piety, virtue, sobriety, and modesty which we hoped God by our hands would have introduced ; the best of our nation made a prey to the worst ; the parliament,...
Pagina 307 - I do not insist upon this, nor upon the late hours he kept up and down our city : it's said he was every night drinking till two o'clock, or beyond that time, and that he went to his chamber drunk : but this I have only by common fame, for I was not in his company : I bless God I am not a man of his prmciples or behaviour ; but in the mornings he appeared with the symptoms of a man that over night had taken a large cup.
Pagina 254 - Surely every medicine is an innovation, and he that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator; and if time of course alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?
Pagina 293 - Strangford's unequal returns to your affection and kindness; but that I am sorry for it, and that you are well enough served for bestowing so much of your care where it was not due, and neglecting them to whom it was due; and I hope you will be wiser hereafter.