Britain and Her Rivals in the Eighteenth Century, 1713-1789

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A.D. Innes & Company, 1895 - 419 páginas
 

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Página iv - Never were great poets and their gifts to us dealt with in a more reverential and yet discriminating fashion. Comments and criticism are alike delicate and suggestive. All followers of the great five should possess this little book, whose dainty get-up is still its least charm...
Página 24 - There's some say that we wan, Some say that they wan, Some say that nane wan at a', man ; But ae thing I'm sure, That at Sheriffmuir A battle there was, which I saw, man ; And we ran, and they ran, And they ran and we ran, And we ran, and they ran awa, man.
Página 367 - THE power of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished...
Página 35 - Sir, we have taken and destroyed " all the Spanish ships which were upon the coast :
Página 20 - Whig malice and power: but the grief of my soul is this — I see plainly that the Tory party is gone."* The nomination of the new ministry by the King was a full triumph to the Whigs.
Página ii - The work should be interesting and profitable both to every Dante student and to every general reader who wishes to acquire a knowledge of a most interesting epoch of modem history, and of one of the most interesting figures of any epoch."— Illustrated Londm News.
Página ii - By Dr. WILHELM BUSCH, Professor at the University of Freiburg, in Baden. England under the Tudors. Vol. I. Henry VII. (1485-1509). Translated from the German by Miss ALICE M. TODD and the Rev. AH JOHNSON, sometime Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, under the supervision of, and with an Introduction by Mr. JAMES GAIRDNER, Editor of the
Página iv - A finely varied classical garland. . . . We would fain have a whole book of Virgil from a translator who renders ' Inter se coiisse viros et cernere ferro ' by * Crash in the stern arbitrament of steel.
Página iv - Will not Mr. Innes give us something more ambitious ? " — National Observer, October 20, 1894. " It is not every lover of the classics who can be his own translator of them ; it is not every translator who can be the publisher of his own translations. But Mr. Innes can, and he has admirably performed both functions."— Daily Chronicle.
Página 24 - There's some say that we wan, And some say that they wan, And some say that none wan at a', man! But ae thing I'm sure, That at Sheriffmuir A battle there was that I saw, man! And we ran and they ran And they ran and we ran, And we ran and they ran awa', man!

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