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" He made an administration, so chequered and speckled ; 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 ; such a tesselated pavement without cement... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 261
by Irishman - 1844
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Memoir of the Life of the Right Honourable Charles Lord Sydenham, G.C.B ...

George Poulett Scrope - Canada - 1843 - 498 pages
...had made an administration so checkered and speckled; had put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dove-tailed; a cabinet so...inlaid ; such a piece of diversified mosaic, such a tessellated pavement without cement ; here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white ; patriots...
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The Opinions of Sir Robert Peel: Expressed in Parliament and in Public

Robert Peel - Great Britain - 1843 - 480 pages
...ministry, referring to which Mr. Burke spoke of the cabinet as being " like a tesselated pavement, — here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white ; that it was most dangerous to look on, and most dangerous to handle. It was of exquisite workmanship,...
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The History of Great Britain, from the Death of George II to the Coronation ...

J. R. Miller - Great Britain - 1844 - 724 pages
...striking picture than m the following words of Burke : " He put together a piere of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed ; a cabinet so...patriots and courtiers ; king's friends and republicans ; whigeand lories ; treacherous friends and open enemies ; that it was indeed a very curious show ;...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...He made an administration so chequered and speckled ; he put together a piece of joinery so crossly me of air, I silently laugh at my own cenotaph, And...caverns of rain, Like a child from the womb, like a tesselatcd pavement without cement, here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white ; patriots...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...He made an administration so chequered and speckled ; he put together a piece of joinery so crossly ing gloom Now deepening the dark shades, for speech...assuming Held commune with him, as if he and it Were ; euch a tesselated pavement without cement, here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white ;...
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The people's art union. The historic gallery of portraits & paintings, with ...

Henry Mead - 1845
...made an administration so chequered and so speckled ; he put together a piece of joining so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed ; a cabinet so...inlaid ; such a piece of diversified Mosaic ; such a tessellated pavement without cement; here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white; patriots...
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Memoirs and Correspondence of George, Lord Lyttelton, from 1734 to ..., Volume 1

George Lyttelton Baron Lyttelton - Authors, English 18th century Biography - 1845 - 816 pages
...immortalized by Mr. Burke's painting, " so checkered and speckled * * * a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed, a cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified mosaick : such a tesselated basement without cement; here a bit of blackstone, and here a bit of white;...
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Lives of Eminent English Judges of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

William Newland Welsby - Great Britain - 1846 - 565 pages
...into existence by Lord Chatham, and which Burke so pleasantly depicted as " a cabinet so curiously inlaid — such a piece of diversified mosaic —...here a bit of black stone and there a bit of white," — and of which the only chance of coherence lay in the controlling genius of its framer, as soon...
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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 - 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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