A Third Letter to a Member of the Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France

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F. and C. Rivington, 1797 - 165 pages

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Page 112 - Then to advise how war may best, upheld, Move by her two main nerves, iron and gold, In all her equipage...
Page 111 - I do not call a healthy young man, cheerful in his mind, and vigorous in his arms, I cannot call such a man, poor ; I cannot pity my kind as a kind, merely because they are men.
Page 110 - This puling jargon is not as innocent as it is foolish. In meddling with great affairs, weakness is never innoxious. Hitherto the name of poor (in the sense in which it is used to excite compassion) has not been used for those who can, but for those who cannot, labour — for the sick and infirm, for orphan infancy, for languishing and decrepid...
Page 9 - And turn the' unwilling steeds another way; Benighted wanderers, the forest o'er, Curse the saved candle and unopening door; While the gaunt mastiff, growling at the gate, Affrights the beggar whom he longs to eat...
Page 31 - But vehement passion does not always indicate an infirm judgment. It often accompanies, and actuates, and is even auxiliary to a powerful understanding ; and when they both conspire and act harmoniously, their force is great to destroy disorder within, and to repel injury from abroad.

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