What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
admiration afterwards appeared appointed attention became born called carried cause celebrated character church common complete composed conduct considerable considered continued course court death died direction discovery early effect employed engaged England English entirely established father favour formed French friends gave give given honour House important improved interest island Italy King known labours learned less letters lived London Lord manner March means merit mind natural never object observed obtained occasion opinion original Parliament party passed performed period person political possessed present principles probably produced published Quakers received remarkable residence respect returned Royal says seems sent ship Society Somers soon success talents thought tion took turned University whole writings young
Page 284 - I know that the conquest of English America is an impossibility. You cannot — I venture to say it — you cannot conquer America.
Page 168 - His Tale of a Tub has little resemblance to his other pieces. It exhibits a vehemence and rapidity of mind, a copiousness of images, and vivacity of diction, such as he afterwards never possessed or never exerted. It is of a mode so distinct and peculiar, that it must be considered by itself; what is true of that, is not true of anything else which he has written.
Page 274 - Pitt was then one of the poor; and to him Heaven directed a portion of the wealth of the haughty Dowager. She left him a legacy of ten thousand pounds, in consideration of " the noble defence he had made for the support of the laws of England, and to prevent the ruin of his country.
Page 107 - The Original Power of the Collective Body of the People of England Examined and Asserted ; the other, The Freeholder's Plea against the Stock-jobbing Elections of Parliament-men.
Page 158 - After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer the question that has once been asked, Whether Pope was a poet, otherwise than by asking in return, If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?
Page 44 - It is not uncommon, for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their masters. Addison is now despised by some who perhaps would never have seen his defects, but by the lights which he afforded them.
Page 242 - Millar told me that in a twelvemonth he sold only forty-five copies of it. I scarcely, indeed, heard of one man in the three kingdoms, considerable for rank or letters, that could endure the book.
Page 478 - Sir Joshua Reynolds was on very many accounts one of the most memorable men of his time. He was the first Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country.
Page 42 - I must confess I am amazed that the press should be only made use of in this way by news-writers, and the zealots of parties : as if it were not more advantageous to mankind, to be instructed in wisdom and virtue, than in politics ; and to be made good fathers, husbands, and sons, than counsellors and statesmen.