The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 24

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Edmund Burke
Longmans, Green, 1800 - History
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Page 169 - In forest, brake or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ; Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain ; These constitute a State; And sovereign law, that State's collected will, O'er thrones and globes elate Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Page 37 - Burrampooter, are overflowed, and form an inundation of more than a hundred miles in width ; nothing appearing but villages and trees, excepting very rarely the top of an elevated (pot (the artificial mound of fome deferted village) appearing like an if.and.
Page 150 - I care not, fortune, what you me deny : You cannot rob me of free nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face ; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave : Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave.
Page 42 - ... portion of the accumulating tide. In the Hoogly or Calcutta river, the bore commences at Hoogly Point (the place where the river firft contracts itfelf) and is perceptible above Hoogly town ; and fo quick is its motion, that it hardly employs four hours in travelling from one to the other, although the diftance is near 70 miles.
Page 319 - All the money he receives is for the navy fervices, and placed under, of carried over, to one of thefe branches; the money in each .branch is fubdivided, arranged, and kept under various different heads of fervices; the whole balance, at the time he leaves the office, continues to be liable, whether it be in his hands, or in the hands of his reprefentatives, in cafe of his death, to the fame fervices for which its feveral parts were originally...
Page 336 - The camp, and not the soil, is the native country of the genuine Tartar. Within the precincts of that camp his family, his companions, his property, are always included, and in the most distant marches he is still surrounded by the objects which are dear or valuable or familiar in his eyes.
Page 332 - Augustus, we behold the tyrant of the republic, converted, almost by imperceptible degrees, into the father of his country and of human kind. In that of Constantine, we may contemplate a hero, who...
Page 141 - Cicero and a multitude more of the bed men periflied, he had the good fortune to furvive every danger. Nor did he feek a fafety for himfelf alone ; his virtue fo recommended him to the leaders of every fide, that he was able to fave not himfelf alone, but the lives and fortunes of many of his friends. When we look to this amiable...
Page 337 - To employ against a human enemy the same patience and valour, the same skill and discipline, is the only alteration which is required in real war, and the amusements of the chase serve as a prelude to the conquest of an empire.
Page 19 - ... frequently cover? Many of them want common sense, many more common learning; but in general, they make up so much by their manner, for those defects, that frequently they pass undiscovered. I have often said, and do think, that a Frenchman, who, with a fund of virtue, learning and good sense, has the manners and good-breeding of his country, is the perfection of human nature.

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