Junius and his works, compared with the character and writings of P.D. Stanhope, earl of Chesterfield

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Page 105 - I heard him once say, in his impudent, profligate manner, that though he would not give one farthing for virtue, he would give ten thousand pounds for a character ; because he should get a hundred thousand pounds by it ; whereas, he was so blasted, that he had no longer an opportunity of cheating people.
Page 105 - HERE continueth to rot The Body of FRANCIS CHARTRES, Who, with an INFLEXIBLE CONSTANCY, and INIMITABLE UNIFORMITY of Life PERSISTED, In spite of AGE and INFIRMITIES, In the Practice of EVERY HUMAN VICE, Excepting PRODIGALITY and HYPOCRISY: His insatiable AVARICE exempted him from the first, His matchless IMPUDENCE from the second.
Page 31 - I am not a stranger to this par nobile fratrum. I have served under the one, and have been forty times promised to be served by the other.
Page 37 - You will not accept of the uniform experience of your ancestors; and when once a man is determined to believe, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms him in his faith.
Page 67 - During your absence from administration, it is well known that not one of the ministers has either adhered to you with firmness, or supported, with any degree of steadiness, those principles, on which you engaged in the King's service. From being their Idol at first, their veneration for you has gradually diminished, until at last they have absolutely set you at defiance.
Page 22 - Your business is negotiation abroad, and oratory in the House of Commons at home. What figure can you make, in either case, if your style be inelegant, I do not say bad ? Imagine yourself writing an office-letter to a Secretary of State, which letter is to be read by the whole Cabinet Council, and very possibly...
Page 35 - There is still a young man, my Lord, who, I think, will make a capital figure in the piece : his features are too happily marked to be mistaken ; a single line of his face will be sufficient to give us the heir apparent of Loyola and all the College.
Page 98 - To write for profit, without taxing the press; to write for fame, and to be unknown ; to support the intrigues of faction, and to be disowned, as a dangerous auxiliary, by every party in the kingdom, are contradictions which the minister must reconcile, before I forfeit TO Hay credit with the public.
Page 64 - Injuries may be atoned for and forgiven; but insults admit of no compensation. They degrade the mind in its own esteem, and force it to recover its level by revenge.
Page 8 - William, that, in this article, your first fuct is false ; and as there is nothing more painful to me than to give a direct contradiction to a gentleman of your appearance, I could wish that, in your future publications, you would pay a greater attention to the truth of your premises, before you suffer your genius to hurry you to a conclusion.

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