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Page 27 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me; because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 277 - We have left it flourishing in the middle of the field, having rooted up or cut down all that kept it from the eyes and admiration of the world : but after some continuance, it shall begin to lose the beauty it had ; the storms of ambition shall beat her great bougha and branches one against another, her leaves shall fall off", her limbs wither, and a rabble of barbarous nations enter the field, and cut her down.
Page 312 - The work he did we ought t' admire, And were unjust if we should more require From his few years, divided 'twixt th' excess Of low affliction, and high happiness. For who on things remote can fix his sight...
Page 52 - The nature of mankind cannot be altered by human laws ; the existence of such a prince or such a minister we cannot prevent by Act of Parliament; but the existence of such a Parliament I think we may; and as such a Parliament is much more likely to exist, and may do more mischief while the Septennial law remains in force than if it were repealed, therefore I am most heartily for the repeal of it.
Page 309 - There seems to have been a period of Shakespeare's life when his heart was ill at ease, and ill content with the world or his own conscience...
Page 50 - ... measure. Some years after, it was my fortune to converse with many of the principal actors against that minister, and with those who principally excited that clamour. None of them, no not one, did in the least defend the measure, or attempt to justify their conduct. They condemned it as freely as they would have done in commenting upon any proceeding in history in which they were totally unconcerned.
Page 311 - Of the blest promised land, And from the mountain's top of his exalted wit, Saw it himself, and shew'd us it. But life did never to one man allow Time to discover worlds, and conquer too; Nor can so short a line sufficient be To fathom the vast depths of nature's sea: The work he did we ought t...
Page 152 - Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c.
Page 244 - Patience and gravity of hearing is an essential part of justice; and an overspeaking judge is no well-tuned cymbal. It is no grace to a judge first to find that which he might have heard in due time from the bar; or to show quickness of conceit in cutting off evidence or counsel too short, or to prevent information by questions, though pertinent.