History of England from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles, 1713-1783, Volume 3

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Page 312 - Stuart is come over to claim the crown of his ancestors ; to win it, or to perish in the attempt ; Lochiel, who, my father has often told me, was our firmest friend, may stay at home, and learn from the newspapers the fate of his prince.
Page 358 - Charles put himself at the head of the second line, which was close behind the first, and addressed them in these words: — "Follow me, gentlemen, and by the " blessing of God, I will this day make you a free and happy people!
Page 479 - Adieu! my lords, we shall never meet again in the same place.'"' He says he will be hanged ; for that his neck is so short and bended, that he should be struck in the shoulders. I did not think it possible...
Page 27 - I thank God that I have been enabled to come here this day to perform my duty, and to speak on a subject which has so deeply impressed my mind. I am old and infirm — have one foot, more than one foot in the grave — I am risen from my bed, to stand up in the cause of my country — perhaps never again to speak in this House.
Page 32 - Street * * * * was called in the morning, and was asleep as soon as his head touched the pillow, for I have frequently known him snore ere they had drawn his curtains, now never sleeps above an hour without waking ; and he, who at dinner always forgot he was Minister, and was more gay and thoughtless than all his company, now sits without speaking, and with his eyes fixed for an hour together.
Page 212 - Such a shameful degree of profligacy prevailed, that the retailers of this poisonous compound set up painted boards in public, inviting people to be drunk for the small expense of one penny ; assuring them they might be dead drunk for two-pence, and have straw for nothing.
Page xxvii - TO THE INHABITANTS OF MANCHESTER. [See Chamber's History, vol. 1. p. 271.] Manchester, Nov. 30. 1745. His Royal Highness being informed that several bridges had been pulled down in this county, he has given orders to repair them forthwith, particularly that at Crossford, which is to be done this night by his own troops , though his Royal Highness does not propose to make use of it for his own army, but believes it will be of service to the country; and if any forces that were with General Wade be...
Page 465 - to leave this country in the condition it is in ; " for all the good that we have done has been a " little blood-letting, which has only weakened the " madness but not at all cured it ; and I tremble " for fear that this vile spot may still be the ruin " of this island and of our family.
Page 109 - I am sorry to say that of late it has been so much hackneyed about, that it is in danger of falling into disgrace. The very idea of true patriotism is lost, and the term has been prostituted to the very worst of purposes. A patriot, sir ! Why, patriots spring up like mushrooms ! I could raise fifty of them within the four-and-twenty hours. I have raised many of them in one night. It is but refusing to gratify an unreasonable or an insolent demand, and up starts a patriot.
Page 370 - Eighth," while the public money was levied for his service. On the city of Glasgow, at once the richest and the least friendly to his cause, an extraordinary payment of 5000/. was imposed. The late public authorities either fled to England, or skulked in privacy, while the Jacobites, throwing off the mask, took no pains to dissemble their rapturous joy, and loudly vaunted of their young Prince, who, according to their own phrase at the time, " could eat a dry crust, and sleep on pease" straw, take...

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