What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
advance appears authority became become Berkeley Boyle British brought called causes character christian circumstances common conduct consequence considerable considered constitution continued course effect elements England English entered error evident existence expressed fact favour feeling Flood force friends give honour human immediate important incidents influence intellectual interest Ireland Irish Italy knowledge known language less letters look lord lord Charlemont manner means measure memoir ment mind moral nature notice object observed obtained occasion offer once opinion opposition parliament party passed perhaps period persons philosophy political popular present principle progress published question reason received remarkable respect result seems sense society soon spirit statement success talent temper things thought tion took true truth whole writings
Page 9 - In happy climes, where from the genial sun And virgin earth such scenes ensue, The force of Art by Nature seems outdone, And fancied beauties by the true : In happy climes, the seat of innocence...
Page 9 - In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry of courts and schools : There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts.
Page 48 - New Experiments Physico-mechanical, touching the spring of the air, and its effects ; (made for the most part in a new pneumatical engine) written .... by the honourable Robert Boyle, Esq* experiment xxxvi.
Page 10 - Indian scholars and missionaries ; where he most exorbitantly proposes a whole hundred pounds a year for himself, forty pounds for a fellow, and ten for a student. His heart will break if his deanery be not taken from him, and left to your Excellency's disposal. I discouraged him, by the coldness of Courts and Ministers, who will interpret all this as impossible, and a vision, but nothing will do...
Page 14 - If you put this question to me," says Sir Robert, "as a minister, I must and can assure you, that the money shall most undoubtedly be paid as soon as suits with public convenience: but if you ask me as a friend, whether Dean Berkeley should continue in America, expecting the payment of 20,OOOZ., I advise him by all means to return home to Europe, and to give up his present expectations.
Page 240 - Ireland have been shed; yes, my good lord, I see you do not forget them; I see their sacred forms passing in sad review before your memory; I see your pained and softened fancy recalling those happy meetings...
Page 194 - Majesty that it is not by temporary expedients, but by a free trade alone, that this nation is now to be saved from impending ruin.
Page 95 - We have old Mr. Southern at a Gentleman's house a little way off, who often comes to see us ; he is now seventy-seven years old,* and has almost wholly lost his memory ; but is as agreeable as an old man can be, at least I persuade myself so when I look at him, and think of Isabella and Oroonoko.
Page 9 - There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts, Not such as Europe breeds in her decay, Such as she bred when fresh and young, When heavenly flame did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 183 - Majesty to repress that daring spirit of disobedience, and to enforce a due submission to the laws; always considering that it is one of our most essential duties to maintain inviolate the supreme authority of the legislature of Great Britain over every part of the dominions of your Majesty's crown.