Records of Patriotism and Love of Country

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byWilliam Bailey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826. Excerpt: ... diverged from it in different directions, with a fixed suspicion, and dislike, leading, by easy and imperceptible gradations, to dread and detestation. The reverse of the medal will indeed discover a life passed without any remarkable deviation from the rules of decorum, and much less any direct violation of the higher and more serious obligations of morality and religion. The historian concludes with the declaration of a great truth which should be engraven on brass,--that the virtues of the man, were they such as to entitle him to the honours of canonization, afforded a very inadequate compensation for the errors and imperfections of the monarch; under whose reign it may be justly affirmed, that from the almost perpetual predominance of evil councils, the people suffered all that could be inflicted under the restraints of a constitution, radically excellent. Here endeth the character of George the Third in the twenty-first year of his reign, drawn with the masterly hand of a Clarendon, and with thrice that noble historian's candour and true colouring. It must be confessed that the King had not always fair play, for there was the overawing spirit of a devil incarnate at his elbow, by his side, in his presence, and remaining with him always. Sufficient for the day was the evil thereof, and commensurate was the effect with the cause, to the grief of us all; to the shame of many who saw it continually, and, because it was dangerous to cope with, they basely truckled to its secret power, and zealously upheld it. The Queen did not so much govern his majesty, as manage and mould him to her purposes, and very bad purposes they commonly were. Her influence over him became, cemented by time, almost unbounded. To his cold, invincible dislike of the democratic port...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826. Excerpt: ... diverged from it in different directions, with a fixed suspicion, and dislike, leading, by easy and imperceptible gradations, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217039448

ISBN - 13:9780217039444

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