It deserves study no less for its sound doctrine than for the admirable style of the writer, whose courtesy of tone makes him an exception among the polemists of his time.
They did not know how little the gift would be appreciated. They therefore immediately addressed a letter to the Parliament, expressing their astonishment at finding the king coming among them, for which they solemnly but untruly protested there had been no treaty nor capitulation. Only then did she remember how she must behave at a ball, and tried to assume the majestic air she considered indispensable for a girl on such an occasion. On doit des égards aux vivants; on ne doit aux morts que la vérité—Respect is due to the living; to the dead nothing but truth. Sir John Packington had a banner carried before him, whereon was painted a church falling, with this inscription—’For the Queen and Church, Packington.‘ It was observable, that while they were marching through the Foregate-Street, they met the Bishop’s coach, in which was a Non-Con.
Being relieved from the presence and interference of Tyrconnel, St. Shamash, the great judge of heaven, inspired him with justice, and the prosperity which his good administration obtained for the people was less the work of the sovereign than that of the immortals. Aamu was taken alive, chained hand and foot, and sent to Nineveh, where Asshurbanapal had him flayed. But whilst Marlborough had been ably preparing the way in Flanders for finishing the war in triumph, and compelling the King of France to make such a peace as should secure the peace of Europe and indemnify England for all that she had suffered and expended for that object, the Tory Ministers and the queen had been as busy undermining and rendering abortive his plans and exertions. “I know she will.
“as po-o-ossible,” he ended, again turning to the count. In the Moors the old type is to some extent still preserved. Nicaragua bid eagerly for the privilege of having the United States build the canal through her territory. We secured peace, we protected the people of the islands against foreign foes, and we minimized the chance of domestic trouble.