The Life of William Wilberforce, Band 3


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Seite 534 - And I will establish my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord : that thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.
Seite 146 - For never can true reconcilement grow Where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep...
Seite 93 - And 0 ! if again the rude whirlwind should rise, The dawning of peace should fresh darkness deform, The regrets of the good and the fears of the wise Shall turn to the pilot that weathered the storm.
Seite 457 - The Lord of all, himself through all diffused, Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God.
Seite 302 - To'speak," wrote Sir James Mackintosh from the other Indies, 104 " of fame and glory to Mr. Wilberforce, would be to use a language far beneath him; but he will surely consider the effect of his triumph on the fruitfulness of his example. Who knows whether the greater part of the benefit that he has conferred on the world, (the greatest that any individual has had the means of conferring,) may not be the encouraging example that the exertions of virtue may be crowned by such splendid success ? We...
Seite 222 - And here the damage and mischief cannot be expressed, that the crown and state sustained by the deserved reproach and infamy that attended the judges, by being made use of in this and the like acts of power; there being no possibility to preserve the dignity, reverence, and estimation of the laws themselves, but by the integrity and innocency of the judges.
Seite 219 - Pitt suggested to him that having always been an active man, he would probably wish again to come into office, and then that his having taken such a motto would be made a ground for ridicule. Dundas assented, and took another motto. Addington had not long been in office...
Seite 219 - Addington had not been long in office, before Pitt's expectation was fulfilled, and Dundas undertook to bring Pitt into the plan, which was to appoint some third person head, and bring in Pitt and Addington on equal terms under him. Dundas accordingly, confiding in his knowledge of all Pitt's ways and feelings, set out for Walmer Castle ; and after dinner, and port wine, began cautiously to open his proposals. But he saw it would not do, and stopped abruptly.
Seite 296 - Never surely had I more cause for gratitude than now, when carrying «1 Diary, Feb. 11. «1 Ib. Feb. 13. the great object of my life, to which a gracious Providence directed my thoughts twenty-six or twentyseven years ago, and led my endeavours in 1787 or 1788.
Seite 228 - My country might justly demand that, in my decision on Lord Melville's conduct, I should be governed by the rules of justice, and the principles of the constitution, without suffering party considerations, personal friendship, or any extrinsic motive whatever to interfere ; that in all that was substantial I should deem myself as in the exercise of a judicial office. But when the sentence of the law is past, is not that sufficient? Am I to join in the execution of it ? Is it to be expected of me...

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