Curiosities of Literature, Volumen2

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Lilly, Wait, Coleman, and Holden, 1834
 

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Página 30 - On this point of taxes the ablest pens and most eloquent tongues have been exercised, the greatest spirits have acted and suffered.
Página 289 - ... the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of...
Página 29 - Abstract liberty, like other mere abstractions, is not to be found. Liberty inheres in some sensible object ; and every nation has formed to itself some favourite point, which by way of eminence becomes the criterion of their happiness.
Página 193 - Such then was the fate of Lord Bacon ; a history not written by his biographers, but which may serve as a comment on that obscure passage dropped from the pen of his chaplain, and already quoted, that he was more valued abroad than at home.
Página 98 - Polity,' wherein the authority of the civil magistrate over the consciences of subjects in matters of external religion is asserted ; the mischiefs and inconveniences of toleration are represented, and all pretences pleaded in behalf of liberty of conscience are fully answered.
Página 40 - No, sir ; let it alone. It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
Página 196 - That afternoon, by signs, she called for her council, and by putting her hand to her head, when the King of Scots was named to succeed her, they all knew he was the man she desired should reign after her.
Página 289 - It is the highest impertinence. and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch' over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
Página 377 - God forbid, should not do your duties in contributing what the state at this time needs, I must, in discharge of my conscience, use those other means which God hath put into my hands, to save that which the follies of particular men may otherwise hazard to lose.
Página 187 - My ambition now I shall only put upon my pen, whereby I shall be able to maintain memory and merit of the times succeeding.

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