The Correspondence of the Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair, Bart: With Reminiscences of the Most Distinguished Characters who Have Appeared in Great Britain, and in Foreign Countries, During the Last Fifty Years. Illustrated by Facsimiles of Two Hundred Autographs ...

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H. Colburn & R. Bentley, 1831 - Agriculturists
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Page 35 - His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!
Page 416 - Général, l'expression de la haute considération avec laquelle j'ai l'honneur d'être votre très humble et très obéissant serviteur.
Page 77 - And prudent caution needful to avert Impending evil, equally require That the whole people should be taught and trained. So shall licentiousness and black resolve Be rooted out, and virtuous habits take Their place ; and genuine piety descend, Like an inheritance, from age to age.
Page 13 - ... there are laws here for the gradual abolition of slavery, which neither of the two states above mentioned have at present, but which nothing is more certain than that they must have, and at a period not remote.
Page 261 - Monsieur, les assurances de la considération réelle et très distinguée avec laquelle j'ai l'honneur d'être, Monsieur, votre très humble et obéissant serviteur, LE COMTE DE ROMANZOFK.
Page 32 - SIR : It is with inexpressible grief that I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General Washington.
Page 41 - It is a happy circumstance in human affairs, that evils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in some other. We are now under the first impression of the news of the King's flight from Paris, and his re-capture. It would be unfortunate were it in the power of any one man to defeat the issue of so beautiful a revolution. I hope and trust it is not, and that, for the good of suffering humanity all over the earth, that revolution will be established and spread through the whole world.
Page 154 - In their best cultivated districts their exertions are incessant, and frequently from twenty to thirty women may be seen in one field kneeling, for the purpose of greater facility in seeing and extracting the weeds. The weeds collected in spring, particularly when boiled, are much relished by milch cows ; and in various parts of Flanders, the farmers get their lands weeded by the children of the neighbouring cottagers, solely for the privilege of procuring these weeds for their cattle, and thus converting...
Page 145 - ... counter-revolution was expected, and would most probably have taken place, had not Bonaparte ordered a new ballet to be brought out, with the utmost splendour, at the Opera. The subject he pitched upon was, ' Ossian, or the Bards' It is still recollected in Paris, as perhaps the grandest spectacle that had ever been exhibited there. The consequence was, that the murder of the Duke d'Enghien was totally forgotten, and nothing but the new ballet i«w talked of."—SIB JOHN SINCLAIR'S Correspondence,...
Page 10 - Their numbers are not augmented by foreign emigrants; yet, from their circumscribed limits, compact situation, and natural population, they are filling the western parts of the state of New York, and the country on the Ohio, with their own surplusage.

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