The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures on Their Epitome, the Stage, Volume 4

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Proprietors., 1797
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Page 73 - Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow ? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war...
Page 280 - But there is an ultimate point of depression, as well as of exaltation, from which human affairs naturally return in a contrary progress, and beyond which they seldom pass either in their advancement or decline.
Page 197 - ... disappointments, injuries, and age itself, have not been able to diminish. It has been the chief aim of all my attempts to reconcile and endear man to man: I love my country and contemporaries to a degree of enthusiasm that I am not sure is perfectly defensible, though to do them justice, each in their turns have taken some pains to cure me of my partiality. It is, however, one of these stubborn habits, which people are apt to excuse in themselves, by calling it a second nature.
Page 246 - Londonderry brought forward his motion on our foreign relations, and moved that an humble address be presented to his Majesty, praying that he would be graciously pleased to give directions that...
Page 300 - Gentlemen of the House of Commons, " I have directed the estimates for the ensuing year to be laid before you.
Page 67 - I have mentioned, that Lord Bath considered me as his second son ; and, indeed, his avowed partiality for me, induced many persons, not intimately acquainted with the history and connections of the family, to think me really so, and of consequence to report it as a fact. Not to dwell on the grossness of the supposition, implying a criminal intercourse between his lordship and his wife's sister, there were certain physical impossibilities in the case. My mother went over to my father, who was resident...
Page 61 - Of his talents and acquirements in general, it is unnecessary to speak. They were long the glory of his country, and the admiration of Europe ; they might have been (had it so consisted with the inscrutable counsels of divine Providence !) the salvation of both. If not the most accomplished orator, yet the most eloquent man of his age; perhaps second to none in any age : he had still more wisdom than eloquence.
Page 300 - I have caused to be published, and the other Papers which I have directed to be laid before you, will, I am confident, abundantly prove to you, and to the world, that every step has been taken on my part, which could tend to accelerate the conclusion of peace ; and that the . long delay and final rupture...
Page 22 - In a storm it is disputable whether the noise be more his or the elements, and which will first leave scolding; on which side of the ship he may be saved best, whether his faith be starboard faith or larboard, or the helm at that time not all his hope of heaven.
Page 62 - ... declare that, in the most anxious moments of his public life, every care vanished when he entered his own roof. One who long and intimately knew him, to divert his own sorrow, has paid this very inadequate tribute to his memory. Nothing which relates to such a man can be uninteresting or uninstructive to the public, to whom he truly belonged. Few, indeed, whom the divine goodness has largely gifted, are capable of profiting by the imitation of his genius and learning ; but all mankind may grow...

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