The Honourable Henry Erskine: Lord Advocate for Scotland with Notices of Certain of His Kinsfolk and of His Time

W. Blackwood & Sons, 1882 - 564 頁

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第 350 頁 - THIS is true liberty, when freeborn men, Having to advise the public, may speak free ; Which he who can, and will, deserves high praise, Who neither can, nor will, may hold his peace : What can be juster in a state than this?
第 140 頁 - O'er my dim eyes a darkness hung ; My ears with hollow murmurs rung. In dewy damps my limbs were chill'd ; My blood with gentle horrors thrill'd ; My feeble pulse forgot to play ; I fainted, sunk, and died away.
第 207 頁 - I'll tell you, friend! a wise man and a fool. You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk, Or, cobbler-like, the parson will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it, the fellow; The rest is all but leather or prunella.
第 243 頁 - ... formidable adversary. He wrote a word or two; Erskine proceeded ; but, with every additional sentence, Pitt's attention to the paper relaxed, his look became more careless, and he obviously began to think the orator less and less worthy of his attention. At length, while every eye in the House was fixed...
第 220 頁 - Oh, mourn not for Anacreon dead— Oh, weep not for Anacreon fled— The lyre still breathes he touched before, For we have one Anacrcon Moore.
第 277 頁 - The town is at present agog with the ploughman poet, who receives adulation with native dignity, and is the very figure of his profession, strong and coarse, but has a most enthusiastic heart of love. He has seen Duchess Gordon and all the gay world: his favourite for looks and manners is Bess Burnet - no bad judge, indeed . . . The man will be spoiled, if he can spoil; but he keeps his simple manners, and is quite sober.
第 94 頁 - ... is chiefly associated. A tall and rather slender figure, a face sparkling with vivacity, a clear sweet voice, and a general suffusion of elegance, gave him a striking and pleasing appearance.
第 302 頁 - The needy man who has known better days, One whom distress has spited at the world, Is he whom tempting fiends would pitch upon To do such deeds as make the prosperous men Lift up their hands and wonder who could do them.
第 247 頁 - His Majesty allowed Earl Temple to say that whoever voted for the India Bill was not only not his friend, but would be considered by him as an enemy ; and if these words were not strong enough, Earl Temple might use whatever words he might deem stronger and more to the purpose.
第 17 頁 - His chief delight was in hunting ; and he procured by acts of parliament, that none should hunt within divers miles of the king's house ; yet often that which is most pleasant to a man is his overthrow ; for, walking in his own hall, a dog cast him off his feet, and lamed his leg, of which he died ; and at his burial, a hare having run through the company, his special chamberlain, Alexander Stirling, fell off his horse and broke his neck.