Memoirs of the Right Honourable Richard Lalor Sheil, Том 1

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Стр. 217 - But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
Стр. 148 - That on th' unnumbered idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high. I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.
Стр. 384 - Shakspeare, which, however out of place, were exceedingly well delivered, and evinced an excellent enunciation. At the conclusion of his charge he made some efforts to call the attention of the jury to any leading incident which particularly struck him, but what he meant it was not very easy to conjecture ; and when he sat down, the whole performance exhibited a mind which resembled a whirlpool of mud, in which law, facts, arguments, and evidence were lost in unfathomable confusion.
Стр. 180 - Saurin again, and he bears this reverse with a great deal of apparent, and some real fortitude. When he was first deprived of his office, I watched him in the Hall. The public eye was upon him ; and the consciousness of general observation in calamity inflicts peculiar pain. The joyous alacrity of Plunket was less a matter of comment than the resigned demeanour of his fallen rival. Richard was as much gazed at as Bolingbroke. It was said by most of those who saw him, that he looked as cheerful as...
Стр. 115 - tis indeed my father! — 'tis my good, Exalted, generous, and god-like father! Whose memory, though he had left his child A naked, houseless roamer through the world, Were an inheritance a princess might Be proud of for her dower! — It is my father! Whose like in honour, virtue, and the fine Integrity that constitutes a man, He hath not left behind!
Стр. 13 - France,' which he was never, as he then thought, to see again. He bade me welcome. These preliminaries of introduction having been gone through, my French tutor took his farewell ; and as he embraced me for the last time, I well remember that he was deeply affected by the sorrow which I felt in my separation from him, and turning to Monsieur le Prince, recommended me to his care with an emphatic tenderness. " The latter led me into the school-room, where I had a desk assigned to me beside the son...
Стр. 17 - We were gathered in a circle at the bottom of a flight of stone stairs, that led from the principal room into the play-ground. The future King of France appeared with his cortege of illustrious exiles, at the glass foldingdoors which were at the top of the stairs, and the moment he was seen, we all exclaimed, with a shrill shout of beardless loyalty,
Стр. 319 - ... spicy wood, and his illustrious descent and withered hopes will be inscribed upon his glittering coffin. The bell of St. Paul's will toll, and London, rich, luxurious, Babylonic London, will start at the recollection that even kings must die. The day of his solemn obsequies will arrive, the gorgeous procession will go forth in its funereal glory, the ancient chapel of Windsor Castle will be thrown open, and its...
Стр. 384 - He then entered more deeply, as he said, into the case, and, flinging his judicial robe half aside, and sometimes casting off his wig, started from his seat, and threw off a wild harangue, in which neither law, method, nor argument, could be discovered. It generally consisted of narratives connected with the history of his early life, which it was impossible to associate with the subject — of jests from Joe Miller, mixed with jokes of his own manufacture, and of sarcastic allusions to any of the...
Стр. 184 - No angry resolutions issued from public bodies ; the monster abuses of the Church Establishment, the frightful evils of political monopoly, the hideous anomaly in the whole structure of our civil institutions, the unnatural ascendancy of a handful of men over an immense and powerful population — all these, and the other just and legitimate causes of public exasperation were gradually dropping out of the national memory. The country was then in a state of comparative repose, but it was a degrading...

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