What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
affection altar ambition amid amongst answer appeared became become believe blessed blood Browne Catholic cause character child Christian client confidence creed crime crown death Defendant doubt earth England faith father feel followed fortune Galway gave Gentlemen give given glory guilt hand happiness hear heard heart heaven hold honour hope hour human husband imagine innocence interest Ireland Irish Jury justice land leave less liberty light live look Lord mean memory mind misery misfortune moral murder nature never object once parents party passed peace perhaps person piety poor present principle profession promise protection prove reason received religion respect ruin sacred society spirit stand suffer suppose sure suspicion tell tion turn universal vice victim virtue wretched young youth
Page 96 - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar; Ah! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and unknown...
Page 188 - Such a medley of contradictions, and, at the same time, such an individual consistency, were never united in the same character. A royalist, a republican, and an emperor; a Mohammedan, a Catholic...
Page 186 - But if his fortune was great, his genius was transcendent ; decision flashed upon his councils ; and it was the same to decide and to perform. To inferior intellects his combinations appeared perfectly impossible, his plans perfectly impracticable, ; but, in his hands, simplicity marked their development and success vindicated their adoption.
Page 45 - Liberty unsheathed his sword, necessity stained, victory returned it. If he had paused here, history might have doubted what station to assign him, whether at the head of her citizens or her soldiers, 'her heroes or her patriots. But the last glorious act crowns his career, and banishes all hesitation. Who, like Washington, after having emancipated...
Page 45 - ... perfection of every master. As a general he marshalled the peasant into a veteran, and supplied by discipline the absence of experience. As a statesman, he enlarged the policy of the cabinet into the most comprehensive system of general advantage ; and such was the wisdom of his views, and the philosophy of his counsels, that to the soldier and the statesman, he almost added the character of the sage.
Page 185 - ... not promulgate ; in the hope of a dynasty, he upheld the crescent ; for the sake of a divorce, he bowed before the cross : the orphan of St. Louis, he became the adopted child of the republic...
Page 139 - Heaven is saintly chastity, that, when a soul is found sincerely so, a thousand. liveried angels lackey her, driving far off each thing of sin and guilt, and, in clear dream and solemn vision, tell her of things that no gross ear can hear; till oft converse with heavenly habitants begin to cast a beam on the outward shape, the unpolluted temple of the mind, and turns it by degrees to the soul's essence, till all be made immortal.
Page 41 - Who can deny that its gigantic advancement offers a field for the most rational conjecture ! At the end of the very next century, if she proceeds as she seems to promise, what a wondrous spectacle may she not exhibit ! Who shall say for what purpose mysterious Providence may not have designed her ! Who shall say that when in its follies or its crimes the old world may...
Page 44 - Caesar was merciful, Scipio was continent, Hannibal was patient; but it was reserved for Washington to blend them all in one, and, like the lovely masterpiece of the Grecian artist, to exhibit, in one glow of associated beauty, the pride of every model and the perfection of every master.