The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year ...

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J. Dodsley, 1800 - History

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Page 438 - Wha will be a traitor knave? Wha can fill a coward's grave? Wha sae base as be a slave? Let him turn and flee! Wha for Scotland's king and law Freedom's sword will strongly draw, Freeman stand, or freeman fa?
Page 263 - President discloses sentiments more alarming than the refusal of a minister, because more dangerous to our independence and union, and at the same time studiously marked with indignities towards the government of the United States. It evinces a disposition to separate the people of the United States from the government, to...
Page 270 - Philadelphia, and received as much as five thousand dollars a year, to be paid to the nation over and above the first price : indeed, it may with truth be said that, though I made the treaty...
Page 263 - With this conduct of the French government, it will be proper to take into view the public audience given to the late minister of the United States, on his taking leave of the executive directory. The speech of the president discloses sentiments more alarming than the refusal of a 'minister, because more dangerous to our independence and union, and at the same time studiously marked with...
Page 275 - Great activity has been exerted by those persons who have insinuated themselves among the Indian tribes residing within the territory of the United States to influence them to transfer their affections and force to a foreign nation, to form them into a confederacy, and prepare them for war against the United States.
Page 483 - Italian, he fpoke and wrote with the greateft fluency and precifion ; and the German and Portuguefe were familiar to him. At an early period of life, his application to oriental literature commenced ; he...
Page 475 - In that performance there appeared to be a total absence of this pervading genius ; though every individual figure was correctly drawn, and to the action of each as careful an attention was paid, as if it were a set Academy figure.
Page 266 - ... deliberately and uprightly established, or to surrender in any manner the rights of the Government. To enable me to maintain this declaration I rely, under God, with entire confidence on the firm and enlightened support of the National Legislature and upon the virtue and patriotism of my fellow-citizens.
Page 475 - It is only in large compositions that his powers seem to have room to expand themselves. They really increase in proportion to the size of the canvas on which they are to be displayed. His superiority is not seen in easel pictures, nor even in detached parts of his greater works; which are seldom eminently beautiful. It does not lie in an attitude, or in any peculiar expression, but in the general effect, in the genius which pervades and illuminates the whole.
Page 265 - Congress to prevent the resources of the United States from being converted into the means of annoying our trade, a great evil will be prevented. With the same view, I think it proper to mention that some of our citizens resident abroad have fitted out privateers, and others have voluntarily taken the command, or entered on board of them, and committed spoliations on the commerce of the United States.

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