William Cobbett: A Study of His Life as Shown in His Writings

A. Constable, 1904 - 318 pagina's

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Pagina 193 - At this time [1816] the writings of William Cobbett suddenly became of great authority. They were read on nearly every cottage hearth in the manufacturing districts of South Lancashire, in those of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham ; also in many of the Scottish manufacturing towns. Their influence was speedily visible. He directed his readers to the true cause of their sufferings, misgovernment, and to its proper corrective, Parliamentary Reform. Riots soon became scarce, and from that time they have...
Pagina 282 - The Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour is best served, and with the most fervent spirit, when men are not slothful in business, but do their duty in that state of life in which it has pleased God to call them.
Pagina 230 - Lord; thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
Pagina 115 - Sir Simonds D'Ewes' Journals of all the Parliaments during the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, John Rushworth's Historical Collections, John Nalson's Impartial Collection, and Whitelocke's Memorials.
Pagina 12 - I had learned before the death of my father and mother. There is a hill not far from the town called Crooksbury Hill, which rises up out of a flat in the form of a cone, and is planted with Scotch fir-trees.
Pagina 12 - But now came rushing into my mind, all at once, my pretty little garden, my little blue smockfrock, my little nailed shoes, my pretty pigeons that I used to feed out of my hands, the last kind words and tears of my gentle and tender-hearted and affectionate mother. I hastened back into the room. If I had looked a moment longer, I should have dropped.
Pagina 18 - ... and the task did not demand anything like a year of my life. I had no money to purchase candle or oil ; in winter time it was rarely that I could get any evening light but that of...
Pagina 230 - Thus Saith The LORD GOD, Behold", I am against the Shepherds, and I will Require My Flock at ibcirhand, and Cause them to cease from feeding the Flock...
Pagina 193 - Instead of riots and destruction of property, Hampden clubs were now established in many of our large towns, and the villages and districts around them; Cobbett's books were printed in a cheap form ; the labourers read them, and thenceforward became deliberate and systematic in their proceedings.
Pagina 120 - Cobbett's) territories from the beautiful grounds of the old friend where we had been originally staying, the great squire of the place. His own house — large, high, massive, red, and square, and perched on a considerable eminence — always struck me as being not unlike its proprietor. It was filled at that time almost to overflowing. Lord Cochrane was there, then in the very height of his warlike fame, and as unlike the common notion of a warrior as could be. A gentle, quiet, mild young man,...

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