Peerage of England. ...

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F. C. and J. Rivington, 1812

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Page 584 - He sought the storms ; but for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest?
Page 123 - EPITAPH. ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE. UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse, Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother : Death, ere thou hast slain another, Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 400 - Nottingham, for his most noble defence of the Christian faith, contained in his Lordship's answer to Mr. Whiston's Letter to him, concerning the eternity of the Son of God and the Holy Ghost ; and that Dr.
Page 772 - The duke was indeed a very extraordinary person; and never any man, in any age, nor, I believe, in any country or nation, rose, in so short a time, to so much greatness of honour, fame and fortune, upon no other advantage or recommendation than of the beauty and gracefulness and becomingness of his person.
Page 582 - A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.
Page 133 - He pretended to no other qualifications, than to understand horses and dogs very well, which his master loved him the better for, (being, at his first coming into England, very jealous of those who had the reputation of great parts,) and to be believed honest and generous, which made him many friends, and left him then* no enemy.
Page 787 - that if he had not understanding enough to know the uprightness of the cause, nor loyalty enough to inform him of the duty of a subject, that the very obligations of gratitude to the king, on the behalf of his house, were such, as his life was but a due sacrifice :" and therefore, he no sooner saw the war unavoidable, than he engaged all his brethren as well as himself in the service ; and there were then three more of them in command in the army when he was so unfortunately cut off.
Page 463 - Hungarian servant takes your name at the door ; he gives it to an Italian, who delivers it to a Frenchman ; the Frenchman to a Swiss ; and the Swiss to a Polander ; so that by the time you get to her ladyship's presence, you have changed your name five times without the expense of an act of parliament.
Page 183 - First, my opinion is plainly, that my lord Coke, at this time, is not to be disgraced, both because he is so well habituate for that which remaineth of these capital causes, and also for that which I find is in his breast touching your finances, and matter of repair of your estate.
Page 130 - No ceremony was omitted of bridecakes, points, garters, and gloves, which have been ever since the livery of the Court ; and at night there was sewing into the sheet, casting off the bride's left hose, with many other petty sorceries.

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