The Patrician, Volume 1

John Burke, Bernard Burke
E. Churton, 1846

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Page 20 - Without force, or opposition, it subdued the fierceness of pride and power; it obliged sovereigns to submit to the soft collar of social esteem, compelled stern authority to submit to elegance, and gave a dominating vanquisher of laws, to be subdued by manners.
Page 324 - Trevor, and who was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles II.
Page 57 - EPITAPH. ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE. UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse, Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother : Death, ere thou hast slain another, Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 279 - The air of that sweet Indian land Whose air is balm, whose ocean spreads O'er coral rocks and amber beds ; Whose mountains, pregnant by the beam Of the warm sun, with diamonds teem ; Whose rivulets are like rich brides, Lovely, with gold beneath their tides ; Whose sandal groves and bowers of spice Might be a Peri's paradise. But crimson now her rivers ran With human blood ; the smell of death Came...
Page 132 - My liege, can you blame the horse to go heavily, when he has the weight of three kingdoms on his back ?' At which your Majesty grew somewhat lighter, and commended brother Humphry's wit.
Page 128 - She was a wise and worthy woman, more likely to have maintained the post (of protector) than either of her brothers ; according to a saying that went of her, ' that those who wore breeches deserved petticoats better; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster.
Page 322 - The Groves of Eden, vanish'd now so long, Live in Description, and look green in Song: These, were my Breast inspir'd with equal Flame, Like them in Beauty, should be like in Fame.
Page 52 - Some only for not being drown'd, And some for sitting above ground, Whole days and nights upon their breeches, And feeling pain, were hang'd for Witches. And some for putting Knavish tricks Upon Green-Geese, and Turkey Chicks, Or Pigs, that suddenly deceast, Of griefs unnat'ral, as he guest ; Who after prov'd himself a Witch, And made a Rod for his own breech.
Page 352 - ... dinner ; you did not perhaps make it the whole, or principal part of your meal, but it was an admirable and wholesome auxiliary to your other viands. Soame Jenyns told you no long stories, engrossed not much of your attention, and was not angry with those that did : his thoughts were original, and were apt to have a very whimsical affinity to the paradox in them.
Page 271 - We were on good terms, but his brother was my intimate friend. There were always great hopes of Peel, amongst us all, masters and scholars — and he has not disappointed them. As a scholar he was greatly my superior ; as a declaimer and actor, I was reckoned at least his equal ; as a schoolboy, out of school, I was always in scrapes, and he never ; and in school, he always knew his lesson, and I rarely, — but when I knew it, I knew it nearly as well. In general information, history, &c. &c., I...

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