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Page 390 - Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
Page 69 - It was, perhaps, fortunate for you, Madam, that he was from home; for it was my intention to have taken him on board the Ranger, and to have detained him, until, through his means, a general and fair exchange of prisoners, as well in Europe as in America, had been effected.
Page 1 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car ; Or on wide waving wings expanded bear The flying chariot through the fields of air...
Page 69 - I have gratified my men ; and, when the plate is sold, I shall become the purchaser, and will gratify my own feelings by restoring it to you by such conveyance as you shall please to direct. " Had the earl been on board the Ranger the following evening, he would have seen the awful pomp and dreadful carnage of a sea-engagement ; both affording ample subject for the pencil as well as melancholy reflection for the contemplative mind.
Page 119 - To force a Sovereign upon a reluctant people, would be as inconsistent with the policy as it is with the principles of the British Government...
Page 69 - This hard case was mine, when, on the 23d of April last. I landed on St. Mary's Isle. Knowing Lord Selkirk's interest with his king, and esteeming, as I do, his private character, I wished to make him the happy instrument of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity, when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war.
Page 366 - As the Chesapeake appears now ready for sea, I request you will do me the favour to meet the Shannon with her, ship to ship, to try the fortune of our respective flags.
Page 70 - ... hope this cruel contest will soon be closed; but should it continue, I wage no war with the fair. I acknowledge their force, and bend before it with submission. 'Let not, therefore, the amiable Countess of Selkirk regard me...
Page 359 - London : and there likewise be set on the pillory, with his head in the pillory, for the space of two hours, between the hours of eleven and one, on Saturday next, in each place wearing a paper containing an inscription of...
Page 454 - Majesty's subjects were endangered by tumultuous assemblages and acts of open violence. The ordinary law, promptly enforced, was sufficient for the effectual repression of these disorders. Her Majesty confidently relies upon its efficacy, and upon the zealous support of Her loyal and peaceable subjects, for the maintenance of tranquillity. We are commanded by Her Majesty to acquaint you, that measures connected with the improvement of the law, and with various questions of domestic policy, will be...