Anecdotes of the Life of the Right Hon. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham: And of the Principal Events of His Time, Volumen 3

L. B. Seeley, 1797

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Página 5 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Página 367 - ... pavement without cement, — here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white, patriots and courtiers, king's friends and republicans, whigs and tories, treacherous friends and open enemies, — that it was indeed a very curious show, but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on.
Página 366 - Sir, the venerable age of this great man, his merited rank, his superior eloquence, his splendid qualities, his eminent services, the vast space he fills in the eye of mankind, and, more than all the rest, his fall from power, which, like death, canonizes and sanctifies a great character, will not suffer me to censure any part of his conduct.
Página 373 - ... same superior genius which animates and directs him to eloquence in debate, to wisdom in decision, even the pen of JUNIUS shall contribute to reward him.
Página 372 - He was haughty, imperious, impatient of contradiction, and over-bearing : qualities which too often accompany, but always clog great ones. He had manners and address ; but one might discem through them too great a consciousness of his own superior talents.
Página 68 - I am not willing to wait his orders to acknowledge the receipt of the letter which your excellency did me the honour to write to me on...
Página 388 - I should have it for 49,000 but I still adhered to wha"t I had before offered him, when presently he came to 48,000 and made a solemn vow he would not part with it a pagoda under, when I went again into the closet to Mr. Benyon, and told him what had passed...
Página 368 - ... to predominate. When he had executed his plan he had not an inch of ground to stand upon: when he had accomplished his scheme of administration, he was no longer a minister.
Página 374 - Recorded honours shall gather round his monument, and thicken over him. It is a solid fabric, and will support the laurels that adorn it. — I am not conversant in the language of panegyric. — These praises are extorted from me ; but they will wear well, for they have been dearly earned.
Página 371 - He therefore employed the leisure, which that tedious and painful distemper either procured or allowed him, in acquiring a great fund of premature and useful knowledge. Thus, by the unaccountable relation of causes and effects, what seemed the greatest misfortune of his life was, perhaps, the principal cause of its splendour.

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