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The fact alone that both, like Chatham before them, were great war ministers, links their names inseparably. Beyond that, they sha ...
Here is the mistake of the cut-and-dried man of culture. He goes about with the secret of having learned to appreciate the "grand ...
And hiving wisdom with each studious year,
In meditation dwelt, with learning wrought,
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The historian must have ... some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dea ...
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely int ...
Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrativ ...
It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to ...
I sighed as a lover, I obeyed as a son.
Crowds without company, and dissipation without pleasure.
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers ...
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