A Collecton of Speeches by Charles Phillips, Esq: Also, the Petitions Drawn Up by Him at the Request of the Irish Catholics; His Character of Napoleon; His Lines to Mr. Magee... the Critique of the Edinburgh Review, on His Oratory; and His Letter to the Edinburgh Reviewers, in Defence of it


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Página 3 - Grand, gloomy, and peculiar, he sat upon the throne, a sceptred hermit, wrapt in the solitude of his own originality. A mind bold, independent, and decisive — a will, despotic in its dictates — an energy that distanced expedition, and a conscience pliable to every touch of interest, marked the outline of this extraordinary...
Página 5 - The glorious, pious and immortal memory of the great and good King William — not forgetting Oliver Cromwell, who assisted in redeeming us from Popery, slavery, arbitrary power, brass money and wooden shoes.
Página 3 - Subsidiary to this, there was no creed that he did not profess, there was no opinion that he did not promulgate; in the hope of a dynasty, he upheld the crescent; for the sake of a divorce, he bowed before the cross; the orphan of St.
Página 12 - Of a mere lifeless, violated form: While those whom love cements in holy faith And equal transport, free as Nature live, Disdaining fear. What is the world to them, Its pomp, its pleasure, and its nonsense all! Who in each other clasp whatever fair High fancy forms, and lavish hearts can wish...
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Página 4 - Such a medley of contradictions, and at the same time such an individual consistency, were never united in the same character. A Royalist— a Republican and an Emperor — a Mahometan — a Catholic and a patron of the Synagogue — a Subaltern and a Sovereign — a Traitor and a Tyrant — a.
Página 13 - Who shall estimate the cost of priceless reputation — that impress which gives this human dross its currency, without which we stand despised, debased, depreciated ? Who shall repair it injured ? Who can redeem it lost ? Oh ! well and truly does the great philosopher of poetry esteem the world's wealth as " trash

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