Miscellanies

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Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope
J. Murray, 1863 - Всего страниц: 128
 

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Стр. 87 - Lord Hardwicke describes him as " a great master of the commercial and political interests of this country ; " a character which it is not very easy to reconcile with utter ignorance of the main facts of English history. Walpole's speech on the Peerage Bill is the speech of an accomplished scholar. Speaker Onslow mentions it as a speech of as much natural eloquence and genius as had ever been heard within those walls. Onslow repeats the striking passage in it, " that the usual path to the Temple...
Стр. 111 - ... happiness. It shall be so. The Muse displays The future to her votary's gaze ; Prophetic rage my bosom swells — I taste the cake, I hear the bells ! From Conduit Street the close array Of chariots barricades the way To where I see, with outstretched hand, Majestic, thy great kinsman stand,* And half unbend his brow of pride, As welcoming so fair a bride.
Стр. 64 - Farewell, my dear Lady Hester: if I extricate myself and those with me from our present difficulties, and if I can beat the French, I shall return to you with satisfaction; but if not, it will bo better that I should never quit Spain.
Стр. 100 - French army ; nor even if they were 60,000 men on each side, or possibly even 80,000 men on each side. ' It is clear, however, that wherever he went he carried with him an obvious advantage. I don't think that I ought to be quoted as calling that advantage as equal to a reinforcement of 40,000 men under all possible circumstances. ' I quite agree that the Duke of Marlborough is the greatest man that ever appeared at the head of a British army.
Стр. 110 - HAIL, day of Music, day of Love, On earth below, in air above. In air the turtle fondly moans, The linnet pipes in joyous tones ; On earth the postman toils along, Bent double by huge bales of song, Where, rich with many a gorgeous dye, Blazes all Cupid's heraldry — Myrtles and roses, doves and sparrows, Love-knots and altars, lamps and arrows. What nymph without wild hopes and fears The double rap this morning hears ? Unnumbered lasses, young and fair, From Bethnal Green to Belgrave Square, With...
Стр. 110 - Good morrow to my Valentine ! Good morrow, gentle Child ! and then Again good morrow, and again, Good morrow following still good morrow, Without one cloud of strife or sorrow. And when the God to whom we pay In jest our homages to-day Shall come to claim, no more in jest, His rightful empire o'er thy breast, * Already published by Earl Stanhope in his Miscellanies.
Стр. 63 - ... Miscellanies' we find a letter from Sir John Moore to Lady Hester Stanhope, which possesses a melancholy interest : — ' Salamanca, November 23, 1808. • ••!•••*•••• i 1 received some time ago your letter of the 24th October. I shall be very glad to receive James, if he wishes to come to me as an extra aide-de-camp, though I have already too many, and am obliged, or shall be, to, take a young Fitzclarence.
Стр. 63 - We have been completely deceived by the contemptible fellows chosen as correspondents to the armies ; and now the discovery comes a little too late. Charles is not yet arrived ; his was one of the best regiments that left Lisbon, and was not intended to join us, if I in compassion to his melancholy countenance had not found a pretext. We are in a scrape ; but I hope we shall have spirit to get out of it.
Стр. 78 - ... for the returning good sense and moderation of the country. Now I doubt whether the House of Lords will not lose more of character and authority by yielding against its conviction on the second reading of the Bill of Reform, than by compelling the Government to resort to a coup d'etat, and to carry the Bill by a fresh creation. I admit it is a very disputable question, and very powerful arguments may be adduced in support of the opposite conclusion. The certainty of carrying the whole Bill, principle...
Стр. 135 - Rome to offer human sacrifices to Jupiter, Cicero could never have uttered these words, ' Quidquam Gallis sanctum ac religiosum videri potest? Qui etiam si quando aliquo metu adducti, Deos placandos arbitrantur, humanis hostiis eorum aras funestant ut ne religionem quidem colere possint, nisi eam ipsam scelere violarint.

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