The History of England, from the Accession of George III, 1760, to the Accession of Queen Victoria, 1837, Volumen6

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Página 427 - What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield: And what is else not to be overcome?
Página 57 - Abbot for their speaker ; and on the 1 " "mi - thirtieth, the regent delivered from the throne a speech which embraced a variety of topics, the most prominent of which was the war in the peninsula, that in the north of Europe, and the contest in America. On the motion for an address, lord Wellesley took a review of the past Spanish campaign ; arguing, that the system pursued by ministers was timid without prudence, and narrow without economy ; profuse without the fruits of expenditure, and slow without...
Página 230 - I took the Eagle from the Enemy ; he and I had a hard contest for it ; he thrust for my groin— I parried it off, and cut him through the head ; after which I was attacked by one of their lancers, who threw his lance at me, but missed the mark, by my throwing it off with my sword by my right side ; then I cut him from the chin upwards, which went through his teeth...
Página 433 - ... which admit of no reparation on this side the grave; but, in the many and deep sorrows and afflictions with which it has pleased Providence to visit me, I have derived unspeakable consolation from the zealous and constant attachment of this warm-hearted, just, and generous people ; to live at home with, and to cherish whom, will be the chief happiness of the remainder of my days.
Página 422 - ... England ; and after the speech, made by lord Castlereagh in the House of Commons, in answer to Mr. Brougham, I do not expect to experience further insult. I have also demanded that a palace may be prepared for my reception. England is my real home, to which I shall immediately fly. I have dismissed my Italian court, retaining only a sufficient number of persons to conduct me to England ; and if...
Página 480 - Nort'i moved in the House of Commons for leave to bring in a bill "for the better regulating the government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Página 437 - ... prosecution successful, there can be very little doubt, seeing that they have hitherto stopped at nothing, however unjust or odious. To regard such a body as a court of justice would be to calumniate that sacred name ; and for me to suppress an expression of my opinion on the subject would be tacitly to lend myself to my own destruction, as well as to an imposition upon the nation and the world. In the House of Commons I can discover no better grounds of security. The power of your...
Página 471 - Ireland. This day has shown me that I am beloved by my Irish subjects. Rank, station, honours are nothing; but to feel that I live in the hearts of my Irish subjects, is, to me, the most exalted happiness.
Página 462 - From this circumstance, combined with other causes, the departure from our ancient standard, in proportion as it was prejudicial to all creditors of money, and persons dependent on fixed incomes, was a benefit to the active capitals of the country; and it cannot be denied that the restoration of that standard has, in its turn, been proportionally disadvantageous to many individuals belonging to the productive classes of the community, and especially to those who had engaged in speculative adventures...
Página 61 - December, a proof was given that no subject in this realm is too high for the law to reach, when the marquis of Sligo was brought to trial at the Old Bailey : the charge against him, was that of seducing seamen from the king's ships in the Mediterranean to navigate his yacht ; and this being proved, he was sentenced to pay a fine of £5000, and to be imprisoned in Newgate four months. The commons met again on the second of February, and the lords on the following day; but no business of public interest...

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