History of the revolution in England in 1688, comprising a view of the reign of James ii., completed to the settlement of the crown, by the editor. To which is prefixed, a notice of the life, writings and speeches of sir J. Mackintosh
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.
admiration ancient appears army authority Barillon Bishop Burke called Catholic character Church Church of England circumstances civil court crimes crown D'Adda dangerous death declared dispensing power Dissenters ecclesiastical eloquence enemies England English established Europe executed exercise favour feelings foreign Fox MSS France French French Revolution friends genius Halifax honour House of Commons human interest Ireland Jeffreys Jesuits judges justice justly King King's labour language letter liberty London Lord Halifax Lord Sunderland Louis XIV means measures ment mind minister moral nations nature Nonconformists nuncio object opinions parliament party passions penal laws perhaps persecution persons philosophical political Prince Prince of Orange principles prisoners probably professed Protestant punishment Queen reason reformation reign religion religious rendered repeal Revolution Rochester Roman royal Scotland seems Sir James Mackintosh society speech spirit statute talents thought tion toleration truth Tyrconnel virtue Whigs writer zeal
Página 99 - All this, I know well enough, will sound wild and chimerical to the profane herd of those vulgar and mechanical politicians who have no place among us ; a sort of people who think that nothing exists but what is gross and material ; and who, therefore, far from being qualified to be directors of the great movement of empire, are not fit to turn a wheel in the machine.
Página 44 - One asylum of free discussion is still inviolate. There is still one spot in Europe where man can freely exercise his reason on the most important concerns of society, where he can boldly publish his judgment on the acts of the proudest and most powerful tyrants.
Página 208 - ... and I will deal plainly with you, that after having had the benefit of their services in such a time of need and danger, I will neither expose them to disgrace, nor myself to the want of them, if there should be another rebellion to make them necessary to me.
Página 182 - Jotham, of piercing wit and pregnant thought,* Endued by nature, and by learning taught To move assemblies, who but only tried The worse awhile, then chose the better side; Nor chose alone, but turned the balance too— So much the weight of one brave man can do.
Página 30 - The perfect composition, the nervous language, the well-turned periods of Dr. Robertson, inflamed me to the ambitious hope that I might one day tread in his footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair.
Página 99 - ... a sort of people who think that nothing exists but what is gross and material; and who therefore, far from being qualified to be directors of the great movement of empire, are not fit to turn a wheel in the machine. But to men truly initiated and rightly taught, these ruling and master principles, which, in the opinion of such men as I have mentioned, have no substantial existence, are in truth everything, and all in all.
Página 23 - He seemed to feel, and even to envy, the happiness of my situation ; while I admired the powers of a superior man, as they are blended in his attractive character with the softness and simplicity of a child. Perhaps no human being was ever more perfectly exempt from the taint of malevolence, vanity, or falsehood.
Página 149 - Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.