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" ... thorough profligate in principle as in practice, his life stained with every vice. and his conversation full of blasphemy and indecency. These morals he glories in — for shame is a weakness he has long since surmounted. He told us himself, that... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ... - Page 140
by Edward Gibbon - 1814
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 70

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Henry Reeve, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1840
...' has inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit and humour, and a great deal of knowledge.' He adds, ' a thorough profligate in principle as in practice ;...shame is a weakness he has long since surmounted.' This, no doubt, is greatly exaggerated, and the historian, believing him really to confess his political...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 36; Volume 70

English literature - 1840
...believing him really to confess his political profligacy, is perhaps in error also, — ' he told us that in this time of public ' dissension he was resolved to make his fortune.' Possibly this was little more than a variety of his well-known saying to some one who was fawning on...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...better companion ; he has inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit and humour, and a great deal of knowledge. He told us himself, that in this time of public dissension he was resolved to make his fortune. Upon this principle he has connected himself closely with Lord Temple and Mr. Put, commenced a public adversary...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1837 - 848 pages
...better companion ; he has inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit and humour, and a great deal of knowledge. He told us himself, that in this time of public dissension, he was resolved to make his fortune. Upon this principle he has connected himself closely with Lord Temple and Mr. Pitt, commenced a public adversary...
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Correspondence of William Pitt, Volume 2

William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) - Europe - 1838
...companion ; he has inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit and humour, and a great deal of knowledge ; but a thorough profligate in principle as in practice, his...public dissension he was resolved to make his fortune. This proved a very debauched day : we drank a good deal, both after dinner and supper; and when at...
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Correspondence, ed. by [W.S. Taylor and J.H. Pringle] the ..., Volume 2

William Pitt (1st earl of Chatham.) - 1838
...companion ; he has inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit and humour, and a great deal of knowledge ; but a thorough profligate in principle as in practice, his...public dissension he was resolved to make his fortune. This proved a very debauched day : we drank a good deal, both after dinner and supper; and when at...
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Correspondence of William Pitt, Volume 2

William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) - Europe - 1838
...companion ; he has inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit and humour, and a great deal of knowledge ; but a thorough profligate in principle as in practice, his...public dissension he was resolved to make his fortune. This proved a very debauched day : we drank a good deal, both after dinner and supper; and when at...
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Memoirs of the life and times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan, Volume 1

Henry Grattan - Catholic emancipation - 1839
...was assailed ; they were determined that the spleen of the court should not overwhelm a subpractice; his life stained with every vice, and his conversation...dissension, he was resolved to make his fortune." ject ; and possibly they felt some gratitude for a person whose fate it was to have done something,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan, Volume 1

Henry Grattan - Catholic emancipation - 1839
...was assailed ; they were determined that the spleen of the court should not overwhelm a subpractice; his life stained with every vice, and his conversation...dissension, he was resolved to make his fortune." ject ; and possibly they felt some gratitude for a person whose fate it was to have done something,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan, Volume 1

Henry Grattan - Catholic emancipation - 1839
...was assailed ; they were determined that the spleen of the court should not overwhelm a subpractice ; his life stained with every vice, and his conversation...dissension, he was resolved to make his fortune." ject ; and possibly they felt some gratitude for a person whose fate it was to have done something,...
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