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When Sir Robert Walpole had quitted the administration [as prime minister] in 1742 ... he went to dine with Mr. Lee Warner at Wals ...
When Sir Robert Walpole was dying, he told Ranby his surgeon that he desired his body might be opened. Ranby acting great horror c ...
The War of the Roses in England and the Civil War in America were both intestinal conflicts arising out of similar ideas. In the f ...
As we looked off, and saw the water growing darker and darker and deeper and deeper the farther we looked, till it was awful to co ...
In private life he was good-natured, chearful, social; inelegant in his manners, loose in his morals. He had a coarse, strong wit, ...
And I shall sigh, when some will smile,
To see thy love to every one
Hath brought thee to be loved by none.
The morning rose, that untouched stands
Armed with her briars, how sweet she smells!
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A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
He degraded himself by the vice of drinking, which, together with a great stock of Greek and Latin, he brought away with him from ...
Things must be done by parties, not by persons using parties as tools.
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