Reflections on the Political and Moral State of Society: At the Close of the Eighteenth Century

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F. and C. Rivington, 1800 - Europe - 264 pages

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Page 77 - No traveller returns, — puzzles the will ; And makes us rather bear the ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of!
Page 14 - Called by the wishes of the French nation to occupy the first magistracy of the Republic, I think it proper, on entering into office, to make a direct communication of it to your Majesty. The war, which for eight years has ravaged the four quarters of the world, must it be eternal ? Are there no means of coming to an understanding...
Page 91 - After this failure the French grenadiers absolutely refused to mount the breach any more over the putrid bodies of their unburied companions, sacrificed in former attacks by Buonaparte's impatience and precipitation, which led him to commit such palpable errors as even seamen could take advantage of.
Page 72 - This England never did, nor never shall, Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror . . . Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. Naught shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Page 92 - French army be it said, this assertion was not believed by them, and it thus recoiled on its author. The intention of it was evidently to do away the effect which the Proclamation of the Porte began to make on the soldiers...
Page 39 - They have imitated the practice of their great prototype, and, through their whole career of mischiefs and of crimes, have done no more than servilely trace the steps of their own Louis XIV. If they have overrun countries and ravaged them, they have done it upon Bourbon principles; if they have ruined and dethroned sovereigns, it is entirely after the Bourbon manner...
Page 155 - Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
Page 91 - Pasha, proposing a cessation of arms for the purpose of burying the dead bodies, the stench from which became intolerable, and threatened the...
Page 32 - Revolution, solemnly proclaimed her love of peace, her disinclination for conquests, her respect for the independence of all governments ; and it is not to be doubted that, occupied at that time entirely with her own internal affairs, she would have avoided taking any part in those of Europe, and would have remained faithful to her declarations.
Page 32 - The aggreffion was real, long time before it was public ; internal reiift:mce was excited ; its opponents were favourably received ; their extravagant declamations were fupported; the French nation was infulted in the perfon of its agents ; and England fet particularly this example by the difmiffal of the ivlinifter accredited to her.

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