The Ghost of Junius: Or, the Authorship of the Celebrated 'Letters' by this Anonymous Writer Deduced from a Letter, &c. Addressed in 1775-6. by Lieut.-Gen. Sir Robert Rich ... to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Barrington ... Illustrated with a Genealogical Chart, Shewing the Connection Between Sir Robert Rich and the Ennobled Families of Grenville, Lyttelton, Etc

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Thomas Bosworth, 1853 - 47 עמודים
 

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עמוד 26 - YOU are so little accustomed to receive any marks of respect or esteem from the public, that if, in the following lines, a compliment or expression of applause should escape me, I fear you would consider it as a mockery of your established character, and, perhaps, an insult to your understanding.
עמוד 25 - Admitting him to be as brave as a total absence of all feeling and reflection can make him, let us see what sort of merit he derives from the remainder of his character. If it be generosity to accumulate in his own person and family a number of lucrative employments ; to provide, at the public expense, for every creature that bears the name of Manners ; and neglecting the merit and services of the rest of the army to heap promotions upon his favourites and dependants — the present commander-in-chief...
עמוד 25 - Lord ; but where birth and fortune are united, we expect the noble pride and independence of a man of spirit, not the servile humiliating complaisance of a courtier. As to the goodness of his heart, if a proof of it be taken from the facility of never refusing, what conclusion shall we draw from the indecency of never performing ? And if the discipline of the army be in any degree preserved, what thanks are due to a man, whose cares, notoriously confined to filling up vacancies, have degraded the...
עמוד 9 - Some learned men, proud of their knowledge, only speak to decide, and give judgment without appeal. The consequence of which is, that mankind, provoked by the insult and injured by the oppression, revolt ; and, in order to shake off the tyranny, even call the lawful authority in question.
עמוד 26 - I do not give you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter...
עמוד 42 - I should scorn to provide for a future retreat, or to keep terms with a man who preserves no measures with the public. Neither the abject submission of deserting his post in the hour of danger, nor even the* sacred shield of cowardice should protect him. I would pursue him through life, and try the last exertion of my abilities to preserve the perishable infamy of his name, and make it immortal.
עמוד 25 - ... is the most generous man alive. Nature has been sparing of her gifts to this noble lord ; but where birth and fortune are united, we expect the noble pride and independence of a man of spirit ; not the servile, humiliating complaisance of a courtier.
עמוד 26 - Bute could accomplish with all Scotland at his heels. Your Grace, little anxious perhaps either for present or future reputation, will not desire to be handed down in these colours to posterity. You have reason to flatter yourself that the memory of your administration will survive even the forms of a constitution, which our ancestors vainly hoped would be immortal ; and as for your personal character, I will not, for the honour of human nature, suppose that you can wish to have it remembered. The...
עמוד 28 - Our language has no term of reproach, the mind has no idea of detestation, which has not already been happily applied to you, and exhausted. — Ample justice has been done by abler pens than mine to the separate merits of your life and character. Let it be my humble office to collect the scattered sweets, till their united virtue tortures the sense.

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