Life of the Right Honourable William Pitt: With Extracts from His Ms. Papers, Volum 2


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Side 384 - Tis morn, but scarce yon level sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in their sulphurous canopy. The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to glory, or the grave ! Wave, Munich ! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry.
Side 103 - Harris, I am not well ; pray get me a glass of brandy." I said, " Sir, had you not better have a glass of water?" — upon which he, much out of humour, said, with an oath, " No ; I will go directly to the Queen,
Side 327 - I shall live to get out of this most cursed of all situations, and most repugnant to my feelings. How I long to kick those whom my public duty obliges me to court!
Side 460 - Though I do not pretend to have the power of changing Mr. Pitt's opinion, when thus unfortunately fixed, yet I shall hope his sense of duty will prevent his retiring from his present situation to the end of my life ; for I can with great truth assert, that I shall, from public and private considerations, feel great regret, if I shall ever find myself obliged, at any time, from a sense of religious and political duty, to yield to his entreaties of retiring from his seat at the Board of Treasury.
Side 148 - To a people who have once been proud and great, and great because they were proud, a change in the national spirit is the most terrible of all revolutions.
Side 41 - ... books as part of their respective complements, he began the siege with 1183 soldiers, artillerymen, and marines, and 250 sailors. " We are but few," said Nelson, " but of the right sort ; our general at St. Fiorenzo not giving us one of the five regiments he has there lying idle.
Side 445 - It is with inexpressible regret, after all he now knows of your Majesty's sentiments, that Mr. Pitt troubles your Majesty thus at large with the general grounds of his opinion, and finds himself obliged to add that this opinion is unalterably fixed in his mind. It must, therefore, ultimately guide his political conduct, if it should be your Majesty's pleasure that, after thus presuming to open himself fully to your Majesty, he should remain in that responsible situation in which your Majesty has...
Side 457 - ... conciliate the higher orders of the Catholics, and by furnishing to a large class of your Majesty's Irish subjects a proof of the good will of the United Parliament, afford the best chance of giving full effect to the great object of the Union, — that of tranquillizing Ireland, and attaching it to this country.
Side 458 - In the interval which your Majesty may wish for consideration, he will not, on his part, importune your Majesty with any unnecessary reference to the subject; and will feel it his duty to abstain, himself, from all agitation of this subject in Parliament, and to prevent it, as far as depends on him, on the part of others. If, on the...
Side 444 - Majesty entertains, and has declared, that sentiment. He trusts your Majesty will believe, that every principle of duty, gratitude and attachment, must make him look to your Majesty's ease and satisfaction, in preference to all considerations, but those arising from a sense of what in his honest opinion is due to the real interest of your Majesty and your dominions. Under the impression of that opinion, he has concurred in what appeared to be the prevailing sentiments of the majority of the cabinet...

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