Franklin in France, Volumen1

Roberts Brothers, 1886
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Página 168 - Profuse of bliss, and pregnant with delight! Eternal pleasures in thy presence reign, And smiling plenty leads thy wanton train; Eas'd of her load, subjection grows more light, And poverty looks cheerful in thy sight: Thou mak'st the gloomy face of nature gay, Giv'st beauty to the sun, and pleasure to the day.
Página 447 - Plato, thou reasonest well ; Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality ? Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into nought ? Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? Tis the divinity that stirs within us ; 'Tis heaven itself, that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man ! Eternity ! thou pleasing, dreadful thought ! Through what variety of untried being, Through what new scenes and changes must we...
Página 233 - Seriously, on further thoughts, I am of opinion, that if wise • and honest men, such as Sir George Saville, the Bishop of St. Asaph, and yourself, were to come over here immediately with powers to treat, you might not only obtain peace with America, but prevent a war with France.
Página 240 - We consider it as a sort of tar-and-feather honor, or a mixture of foulness and folly, which every man among us, who should accept it from your king, would be obliged to renounce or exchange for that conferred by the mobs of their own country, or wear it with everlasting infamy.
Página 52 - I received the Letter you did me the honor of writing to me, and am much obliged by your kind present of a book.
Página 4 - While you, great George, for safety hunt, And sharp conductors change for blunt, The nation's out of joint. Franklin a wiser course pursues, And all your thunder fearless views, By keeping to the point.
Página 463 - America, must force conviction in the minds of the most deceived among the enemy, relative to the decisive good consequences of the alliance ; and inspire every citizen of these states with sentiments of the most unalterable gratitude.
Página 370 - Paris ; and his zeal for the honour of our country, his activity in our affairs here, and his firm attachment to our cause and to you, impressed...
Página 171 - Voltaire and M. Franklin should be introduced to each other. This was done and they bowed and spoke to each other; this was no satisfaction — there must be something more. Neither of the philosophers seemed to divine what was wished or expected ; they, however, took each other by the hand.
Página 447 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel, by divine command, With rising tempests shakes a guilty land (Such as of late o'er pale Britannia passed), Calm and serene he drives the furious blast; And pleased the Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.

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