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Political Portraits in this New Era: With Explanatory Notes, Historical and ... - Page 111
by William Playfair - 1814
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1846
...into existence his motley administration — pleasantly depicted by Burke, as " a cabinet so curiously inlaid — such a piece of diversified mosaic —...here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white, which had a chance of coherence only from the controlling genius of its framer" — when by fresh and...
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The Aristocracy of England: A History for the People

William Howitt - Aristocracy (Social class) - 1846 - 336 pages
...joinery ciossly indented and whimsically dovetailed ; a piece of diversified mosaic ; a tessellated pavement without cement; here a bit 'of black stone, and there a bit of white ; papists and courtiers ; king's friends and republicans ; whigs and tones ; treacherous friends and...
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The Art of Elocution: Or, Logical and Musical Reading and Declamation. With ...

George Vandenhoff - Elocution - 1847 - 383 pages
...he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dove-tailed — a cabinet so variously inlaid — such a piece of diversified mosaic...; whigs and tories ; treacherous friends and open enemies ; — that it was, indeed, a very curious show, but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to...
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The seasons, ed. with notes by A.T. Thomson

James Thomson - 1847
...constituted of the most heterogeneous materials, — to borrow the language of Mr. Burke, — " of patriots and courtiers, king's friends and republicans, whigs and tories, treacherous friends and open enemies, that it was indeed a very curious show, but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on."...
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Life of Admiral Sir Charles Saunders, K.B.

Edward Salmon - Great Britain - 1914 - 242 pages
...joinery as crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed ; a cabinet so variously Life of Admiral Saunders inlaid ; such a piece of diversified mosaic ; such...; Whigs and Tories ; treacherous friends and open enemies, that it was, indeed, a very curious show, but utterly unsafe to touch and unsure to stand...
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ENGLAND UNDER THE HANOVERIANS

C.GRANT ROBERTSON,C.M.G. - 1921
...speckled; he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed ; a cabinet so variously inlaid ; such a piece of diversified mosaic...republicans, Whigs and Tories, treacherous friends and open enemies, that it was indeed a very curious show, but utterly unsafe to touch and unsure to stand upon...
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The Causes of the War of Independence: Being the First Volume of a ..., Volume 1

Claude Halstead Van Tyne - Great Britain - 1922 - 499 pages
...indented and so whimsically dovetailed . . . so variously inlaid, such a piece of diversified mosaic . . . here a bit of black stone and there a bit of white, patriots and courtiers, . . . Whigs and Tories, treacherous friends and open enemies, — that it was indeed 244 CAUSES OF...
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The Life of William Pitt, Volume 2: Earl of Chatham

Basil Williams - Biography & Autobiography - 1966 - 432 pages
...indented and whimsically dovetailed ; a cabinet variously inlaid ; a piece of diversified mosaic ; a tesselated pavement without cement ; here a bit...; whigs and tories ; treacherous friends and open enemies — so Burke described it in the speech which, however, also contained the noble tribute to...
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: Volume II: Party, Parliament and ...

Edmund Burke - History - 1981 - 526 pages
...speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed; a cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic;...and there a bit of white; patriots and courtiers, kings friends and republicans; whigs and tories; treacherous friends and open enemies : 4 that it was...
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The Literature of Controversy: Polemical Strategy from Milton to Junius

Thomas N. Corns - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 176 pages
...speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed; a cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic;...republicans; whigs and tories; treacherous friends and open enemies: that it was indeed a very curious show; but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand on.2...
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