An Account of Corsica: The Journal of a Tour to that Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli

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Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1768 - 382 pages
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Page 291 - For ten minutes we walked backwards and forwards through the room hardly saying a word, while he looked at me with a steadfast, keen and penetrating eye, as if he searched my very soul.
Page 349 - He said the greatest happiness was not in glory but in goodness, and that Penn in his American colony where he had established a people in quiet and contentment, was happier than Alexander the Great after destroying multitudes at the conquest of Thebes.
Page 108 - Immediately after leaving the King's Bench Prison, By the Benefit of the Act of Insolvency ; In consequence of which, he registered His Kingdom of Corsica, For the use of his creditors. The grave, great teacher, to a level brings. Heroes, and beggars, galley-slaves, and kings : But Theodore this moral learn'd, ere dead ; Fate pour'd its lessons on his living head, Bestow'da kingdom, and denied him bread.
Page 325 - Neither shall victuals be given to them that take part against them, or weapons, or money, or ships, as it hath seemed good to the Romans; but they shall keep their covenants, and that without deceit. 'According to these articles did the Romans make a covenant with the people of the Jews.
Page 286 - When we grew hungry, we threw stones among the thick branches of the chestnut trees which overshadowed us, and in that manner we brought down a shower of chestnuts with which we filled our pockets, and went on eating them with great relish; and when this made us thirsty, we lay down by the side of the first brook, put our mouths to the stream, and drank sufficiently. It was just being for a little while, one of the "prisca gens mortalium, the primitive race of men," who ran about in the woods eating...
Page 323 - ... it was told him besides, how they destroyed and brought under their dominion all other kingdoms and isles that at any time resisted them; but with their friends and such as relied upon them they kept amity: and that they had conquered kingdoms both far and nigh...
Page 294 - One day when I rode out I was mounted on Paoli's own horse, with rich furniture of crimson velvet, with broad gold lace, and had my guards marching along with me.* I allowed myself to indulge a momentary pride in this parade, as I was curious to experience what could really be the pleasure of state and distinction with which mankind are so strangely intoxicated.
Page 326 - And as touching the evils that Demetrius doeth to the Jews, we have written unto him, saying, Wherefore hast thou made thy yoke heavy upon our friends and confederates the Jews? If therefore they complain any more against thee, we will do them justice, and fight with thee by sea and by land.
Page 346 - Sir, I know you to be a gallant man. I have therefore put you upon this duty. I tell you in confidence, it is certain death for you all. I place you there to make the enemy spring a mine below you.
Page 304 - And die with pleafure in his country's caufe, To think he was not for himfelf defign'd, But born to be of ufe to all mankind. To him 'twas feafting, hunger to reprefs ; And...

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