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C. Knight, 1837
 

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27. oldal - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
56. oldal - Pitt was then one of the poor; and to him Heaven directed a portion of the wealth of the haughty Dowager. She left him a legacy of ten thousand pounds, in consideration of " the noble defence he had made for the support of the laws of England, and to prevent the ruin of his country.
113. oldal - The original Power of the Collective Body of the People of England examined and asserted...
141. oldal - I am persuaded his power and interest at that time were greater to do good or hurt than any man's in the kingdom, or than any man of his rank hath had in any time; for his reputation of honesty was universal, and his affections seemed so publicly guided, that no corrupt or private ends could bias them....
62. oldal - I know that the conquest of English America is an impossibility. You cannot, I venture to say it, you cannot conquer America.
59. oldal - House to tax America, I was ill in bed. If I could have endured to have been carried in my bed, so great was the agitation of my mind for the consequences, I would have solicited some kind hand to have laid me down on this floor, to have borne my testimony against it.
22. oldal - MP late a member of the said house, serving as one of the knights of...
61. oldal - To withdraw, in the fulness of his power, and in the utmost gratification of his ambition, from the House of Commons (which procured him his power, and which could alone insure it to him), and to go into that Hospital of Incurables, the House of Lords, is a measure so unaccountable, that nothing but proof positive could have made me believe it : but true it is.
26. oldal - Catholic church is the sign and test of infallible truth. To my present feelings it seems incredible that I should ever believe that I believed in transubstantiation. But my conqueror oppressed me with the sacramental words, "Hoc est corpus meum...
187. oldal - I, therefore, came to stand nearly upon the footing which honest Slender consoled himself on having established with Mistress Anne Page : " There was no great love between us at the beginning, and it pleased Heaven to decrease it on further acquaintance...

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