The Life of William Wilberforce: 1801-1811. v. 4. 1812-1818

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Side 534 - And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord : that thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.
Side 146 - For never can true reconcilement grow Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep...
Side 457 - The Lord of all, himself through all diffused, Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God.
Side 222 - And here the damage and mischief cannot be expressed, that the crown and state sustained by the deserved reproach and infamy that attended the judges, by being made use of in this and the like acts of power; there being no possibility to preserve the dignity, reverence, and estimation of the laws themselves, but by the integrity and innocency of the judges.
Side 219 - ... subject affords an authentic and curious illustration of Mr. Pitt's character: — " I had perceived above a year before that Lord Melville had not the power over Pitt's mind, which he once possessed. Pitt was taking me to Lord Camden's, and in our tete-a-tete he gave me an account of the negotiations which had been on foot to induce him to enter Addington's Administration. When they quitted office in 1801, Dundas proposed taking as his motto, Jam rude donatus.
Side 219 - Addington had not been long in office, before Pitt's expectation was fulfilled, and Dundas undertook to bring Pitt into the plan, which was to appoint some third person head, and bring in Pitt and Addington on equal terms under him. Dundas accordingly, confiding in his knowledge of all Pitt's ways and feelings, set out for Walmer Castle ; and after dinner, and port wine, began cautiously to open his proposals. But he saw it would not do, and stopped abruptly.
Side 296 - Never surely had I more cause for gratitude than now, when carrying the great object of my life, to which a gracious Providence directed my thoughts twenty-six or twenty-seven years ago, and led my endeavours in 1787 or 1788.
Side 228 - My country might justly demand that, in my decision on Lord Melville's conduct, I should be governed by the rules of justice, and the principles of the constitution, without suffering party considerations, personal friendship, or any extrinsic motive whatever to interfere ; that in all that was substantial I should deem myself as in the exercise of a judicial office. But when the sentence of the law is past, is not that sufficient? Am I to join in the execution of it ? Is it to be expected of me...
Side 268 - House, and talking of poor Fox constrainedly, when at last, overcome by his feelings, he burst out with a real divulging of his danger — dropsy. Poor fellow, how melancholy his case ! He has not one religious friend ! How poor a master the world ! No sooner grasps his long-sought object than it shows itself a bubble, and he is forced to give it up.
Side 219 - Addington on equal terms under him. Dundas accordingly, confiding in his knowledge of all Pitt's ways and feelings, set out for Walmer Castle ; and after dinner, and port wine, began cautiously to open his proposals. But he saw it would not do, and stopped abruptly. "Really," said Pitt, with a sly severity, and it was almost the only sharp thing I ever heard him say of any friend, " I had not the curiosity to ask what I was to be.

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