That day Countess Hélène had a reception at her house.
This proved not to be true. XIV. One rhetra, as we have seen, forbade the use of written laws. “Set out upon the way, ascend the mountain,—and conceal thyself in a dead bull;—make an incision in his inside—tear open his belly,—take up thy abode—establish thyself in his belly. Nations, like individuals, are born, proceed through a predestined growth, and die.
Bisogna amar l’amico con i suoi difetti—We must love our friend with all his defects. By very skilful manoeuvres and boldness of attack he completely routed the enemy. Pitch a lucky man into the Nile and he will come up with a fish in his mouth. Arab. He was Duke of Monmouth in England, of Buccleuch in Scotland, Master of the Horse, Commander of the First Troop of Life Guards, Chief Justice in Eyre south of Trent, a Knight of the Garter, and Chancellor of the University of Cambridge; and the Opposition did all they could to enhance his importance. Nicholas overtook the first sleigh.
In this way, we know the foundations and means of things that never were; and the world scuffles about a thousand questions, of which both the Pro and the Con are false. The Emperor Hadrian divined the fine character of the lad, whom he used to call not Verus but Verissimus, more Truthful than his own name. Unlawful desires are punished after the effect 45 of enjoying; but impossible desires are punished in the desire itself. Sir P. Cui mens divinior atque os / Magna sonaturum des nominis hujus honorem—To him whose soul is more than ordinarily divine, and who has the gift of uttering lofty thoughts, you may justly concede the honourable title of poet. Having considered the proceedings of a painter that serves me, I had a mind to imitate his way.
It is hardly necessary to state that no such record as this is to be found on the cylinder before us. Victory was assured when Wallace arrived, even if there had been no other support. If they had found it difficult to cope with Parliament alone, how were they to withstand them and the Scots? To strengthen himself against this formidable coalition, Charles turned his attention to Ireland. Who is’t can say, I’m at the worst? / I’m worse than ere I was, / And worse I may be yet; the worst is not, / So long as we can say, / This is the worst. Lear, iv. Est etiam miseris pietas, et in hoste probatur—Regard for the wretched is a duty, and deserving of praise even in an enemy.
Masham’s brother Jack Hill to Quebec had met with the fate which might have been expected.