The works of Thomas Moore, Volume 13

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Page 7 - Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven, And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge To prick and sting her.
Page 273 - What are the people to think of our sincerity ? — What credit are they to give to our professions ? — Is this system to be persevered in ? — Is there nothing that whispers to that right honourable gentleman, that the crisis is too big, that the times are too gigantic, to be ruled by the little hackneyed and every-day means of ordinary corruption...
Page 149 - ... if he were to put all the political information which he had learned from books, all which he had gained from science, and all which any knowledge of the world and its affairs had taught him, into one scale, and the improvement which he had derived from his Right Honourable Friend's instruction and conversation were placed in the other, he should be at a loss to decide to which to give the preference.
Page 451 - Opera), the best farce (the Critic— it is only too good for a farce), and the best Address (Monologue on Garrick), and, to crown all, delivered the very best Oration (the famous Begum Speech) ever conceived or heard in this country.
Page 470 - Was this then the fate of that high-gifted man, " The pride of the palace, the bower and the hall, " The orator, — dramatist, — minstrel, — who ran " Through each mode of the lyre, and was master of all...
Page 270 - Britain, and of civil society itself, depend — do I require of you, that you should make a temporary sacrifice, in the cause of human nature, of the greater part of your private incomes ? No, gentlemen, I scorn to take advantage of the eagerness of your zeal ; and to prove that I think the sincerity of your...
Page 38 - I exhort you to look, not so much to words which may be denied or quibbled away, but to the plain facts, — to weigh and consider the testimony in your own minds : we know the result must be inevitable. Let the truth appear, and our cause is gained. It is this — I conjure your lordships, for your own honour, for the honour of the nation, for the honour of human nature, now entrusted to your care, — it is this duty that the Commons of England, speaking through us, claim at your hands.
Page 31 - Sheridan answered in a half whisper, " I said 'voluminous.' " It is well known that the simile of the vulture and the lamb, which occurs in the address of Rolla to the Peruvians, had been previously employed by Mr. Sheridan, in this speech; and it showed a degree of indifference to criticism, — which criticism, it must be owned, not unfrequently deserves, — to reproduce before the public an image, so notorious both from its application and its success.
Page 89 - that a committee " be appointed to examine the Journals of the house, and report' " precedents of such proceedings as may have been had in cases " of the personal exercise of the royal authority being prevented " or interrupted by infancy, sickness, infirmity, or otherwise, " with a view to provide for the same.
Page 463 - I find things settled so that 150/. will remove all difficulty. I am absolutely undone and broken-hearted. I shall negotiate for the Plays successfully in the course of a week, when all shall be returned. I have desired Fairbrothcr to get back the Guarantee for thirty.

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