An Eighteenth-century Correspondence: Being the Letters of Deane Swift--Pitt--The Lytteltons and the Granvilles--Lord Dacre--Robert Nugent--Charles Jenkinson--the Earls of Guilford, Coventry, & Hardwick--Sir Edward Turner--Mr. Talbot of Lacock, and Others to Sanderson Miller, Esq., of Radway
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Page 441 - you shall be my confessor: when I first set out in the world, I had friends who endeavoured to shake my belief in the Christian religion. I saw difficulties which staggered me ; but I kept my mind open to conviction. The evidences and doctrines of Christianity, studied with attention, made me a most firm and persuaded believer of the Christian religion. I have made it the rule of my life, and it is the ground of my future hopes.
Page 441 - it is a folly, a keeping me in misery, now to attempt to prolong life ;' . yet he was easily persuaded, for the satisfaction of others, to do or take any thing thought proper for him. On Saturday he had been remarkably better, and we were not without some hopes of his recovery. On Sunday, about eleven in the forenoon...
Page 374 - A discourse on the conduct of Great Britain in respect to Neutral Nations during the present War,
Page 442 - On the evening, when the symptoms of death came on, he said, "I shall die; but it will not be your fault." When lord and lady Valentia came to see his lordship, he gave them his solemn benediction, and said, " Be good, be virtuous, my lord ; you must come to this.
Page 355 - Every person in the fleet, who through cowardice, negligence, or disaffection, shall in time of action withdraw or keep back, or not come into the fight or engagement, or shall not do his utmost to take or destroy every ship which it shall be his duty to engage, and to assist and relieve...
Page 358 - Esq., Admiral of the Blue, Fell a Martyr to political Persecution, March 14. in the Year 1757 : When Bravery and Loyalty Were insufficient Securities For the Life and Honour of A Naval Officer.
Page 441 - It is a folly, a keeping me in misery, now to attempt to prolong life ; ' yet he was easily persuaded, for the satisfaction of others, to do or take any thing thought proper for him. On Saturday he had been remarkably better, and we were not without some hopes of his recovery. " On Sunday, about eleven in the forenoon, his lordship sent for me, and said he felt a great hurry, and wished to have a little conversation with me in order to divert it.
Page 263 - ... took into keeping a brace of whores, and resolved to have a VILLA. , Full of this pleasing idea, he purchased an old farm-house...
Page 357 - Monday — a perfect tragedy, for there were variety of incidents, villainy, murder, and a hero ! His sufferings, persecutions, aspersions, disturbances, nay, the revolutions of his fate, had not in the least unhinged his mind ; his whole behaviour was natural and firm. A few days before, one of his friends standing by him, said, " Which of us is tallest ? " He replied, " Why tfiis ceremony ? I know what it means ; let the man come and measure me for my coffin.