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Page 66 - Where this is the case in any part of the world, those who are free are by far the most proud and jealous of their freedom. Freedom is to them not only an enjoyment, but a kind of rank and privilege. Not seeing there that freedom, as in countries where it is a common blessing, and as broad and general as the air, may be united with much abject toil, with great misery, with all the exterior of servitude, liberty looks, among them, like something that is more noble and liberal.
Page 229 - Life of Andrew Melville. Containing Illustrations of the Ecclesiastical and Literary History of Scotland in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Crown 8vo, 6s. History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Italy in the Sixteenth Century.
Page 58 - That the state of slavery is repugnant to the principles of the British constitution and of the Christian religion, and that it ought to be gradually abolished throughout the British colonies with as much expedition as may be found consistent with a due regard to the well-being of the parties concerned.
Page 87 - Rise up ! rise up, Xarifa ! lay the golden cushion down ! Rise up ! come to the window, and gaze with all the town ! " Arise ! arise, Xarifa ! I see Andalla's face ; He bends him to the people with a calm and princely grace. Through all the land of Xeres and banks of Guadalquiver Rode forth bridegroom so brave as he, so brave and lovely, never.
Page 202 - I tell you, Sir, every Sunday that I go to my parish church, I can build a ship from stem to stern under the sermon ; but, were it to save my soul, under Mr. Whitefield, I could not lay a single plank." Hume * pronounced him the most ingenious preacher he had ever heard ; and said, it was worth while to go twenty miles to hear him. But, perhaps, the greatest proof of his persuasive powers was, when he drew from Franklin's pocket the money which that clear cool reasoner had determined not to give...
Page 135 - If these be your real sentiments, why did you always shrink from the rope, when we called for a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together?
Page 443 - Books that can be held in the hand, and carried to the fireside, are the best after all."— Samuel Johnson. " The writings of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Page 563 - That time is past, And all its aching joys are now no more, And all its dizzy raptures.
Page 334 - Spain the same opinions were repeated with this specific addition, that in either of two cases (now happily not likely to occur), in that of any attempt on the part of Spain to revive the obsolete interdiction of intercourse with countries over which she has no longer any actual dominion, or in that of the employment of foreign assistance to...
Page 201 - ... in the course of his studies, or fresh from the feeling of the moment. They who lived with him, could trace him in his sermons to the book which he had last been reading, or the subject which had recently taken his attention. But the salient points of his oratory were not prepared passages. — they were bursts of passion, like jets from a Geyser, when the spring is in full play.