Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfeild: Earl of Charlemont, Volum 1

T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1812

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Side 207 - To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Side 234 - And yet no lady's toilette was complete without Hume's attendance. At the opera, his broad, unmeaning face was usually seen entre deux tolis minois. The ladies in France give the ton, and the ton was deism...
Side 15 - His face was broad and fat, his mouth wide, and without any other expression than that of imbecility. His eyes vacant and spiritless, and the corpulence of his whole person was far better fitted to communicate the idea of a turtle-eating Alderman, than of a refined philosopher. His speech, in English, was rendered ridiculous by the broadest Scotch accent, and his French was, if possible, still more laughable; so that wisdom, most certainly, never disguised herself before in so uncouth a garb.
Side 62 - Before we could overcome *, *" our surprize, it was greatly increased by the entrance of the president, whose appearance and manner was totally opposite to the idea which we had formed to ourselves of him ; instead of a grave, austere philosopher, whose presence might strike with awe such boys as we were, the person who now addressed us was a gay, polite, sprightly Frenchman; who, after a thousand genteel compliments, and a thousand thanks for the honour we had done him, desired to know whether we...
Side 371 - Catholics, which was granted, though, as might be expected, the circumstances of the two countries being totally dissimilar, not with that cordiality which marked the entrance of Sir George Savile's act. Two most respectable men were joined to Mr. Gardiner in the resolution to prepare the bill : Mr. Barry Barry,* an active, intelligent Member of Parliament, and Mr.
Side 235 - Bolingbroke's editor. This lady, who was not acquainted with Hume, meeting him one night at an assembly, boldly accosted him in these words : — . Mr. Hume, give me leave to introduce myself to you ; we deists ought to know each other.
Side 346 - Reynolds frequently declared to him, that many of her ladyship's drawings might be studied as models. have obtained the absentee tax, the Irish parliament would have been perfect. They would have voted themselves out of parliament, and lessened their estates one half of the value. This is patriotism with a vengeance.
Side 347 - We cannot do without you. If you do not come here, I will bring all the club over to Ireland, to live with you, and that will drive you here in your own defence. Johnson shall spoil your books, Goldsmith pull your flowers, and Boswell talk to you : stay then, if you can.
Side 236 - Indeed, his history is as dangerous in politics, as his essays are in religion ; and it is somewhat extraordinary, that the tame man who labours to free the mind from what he supposes religious prejudices, should as zealously endeavour to shackle it with the servile ideas of despotism.
Side 328 - Sandwich should have been impeached : what an abominable world do we live in, that there should not be above half a dozen honest men in the world, and that one of those should live in Ireland. You will, perhaps, be shocked at the small portion of honesty that I allot to your country ; but a sixth part is as much as comes to its share ; and, for any thing I know to the contrary, the other five may be in Ireland * Mr.

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