Treasury of history and biography, ed. by W. Anderson

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Page 188 - I cannot name this gentleman without remarking, that his labours and writings have done much to open the eyes and hearts of mankind. He has visited all Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples; not to...
Page 241 - ... by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over those enemies of my God, of my kingdoms, and of my people.
Page 241 - I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too ; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm ; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.
Page 144 - Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Page 242 - Effingham, who was not so sanguine in his hopes, used the freedom to disobey these orders ; and he begged leave to retain all the ships in service, though it should be at his own expense'.
Page 187 - State of the Prisons, with all the supplementary matter. A new subject now engaged his attention, namely, the management of lazarettos, and the means of preventing the communication of the plague and other contagious diseases. In...
Page 189 - ... but to dive into the depths of dungeons, to plunge into the infection of hospitals, to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain, to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt, to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Page 90 - In a male dress, armed cap-a-pie, she bore the sword and the sacred banner, as the signal of victory, at the head of the army. Still no unfeminine cruelty ever stained her conduct. She was wounded several times herself, but never killed any one, or shed any blood with her own hand. She appears, as Fr.
Page 6 - Abandoned," said the weeping Maria Theresa, " by my friends, persecuted by my enemies, attacked by my nearest relations, I have no resource but in your fidelity, your courage, and your firmness: I place in your hands the daughter and the son of your kings, who look to you for their safety.
Page 82 - ... hailed to inquire if the Richard demanded quarter, and was answered by Commodore Jones himself in the negative. " It is probable that the reply was not heard, or, if heard, supposed to come from an unauthorized source ; for encouraged by what he had learned from the escaped prisoner, by the cry, and by the confusion that prevailed in the Richard, the English captain directed his boarders to be called away, and, as soon as mustered, they were ordered to take possession of the prize. Some of the...

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