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" Alike in the political and military line could be observed auctioneering ambassadors and trading generals : and thus we saw a revolution brought about by affidavits ! an army employed in executing an arrest ! a town besieged on a note of hand ! a prince... "
The North American Review - Page 77
edited by - 1848
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Memoirs of the Life of the Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Volume 1

Thomas Moore - 1866 - 326 pages
...government, which united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre, and the little traffic of a merehant's counting-house, wielding a truncheon with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." The effect of this speech, added to the line taken by the Minister, turned the balance against Hastings,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 132

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1872 - 612 pages
...meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates — alike in the political political and military lino, could be observed auctioneering ambassadors and trading...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other.' His parliamentary reputation could hardly have been maintained by his set speeches, although he devoted...
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Empire in Asia, how We Came by it: A Book of Confessions

William Torrens McCullagh Torrens - 1872 - 484 pages
...town besieged on a note of hand, a prince dethroned for the balance of an account. Thus it was they united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." — RB SHERIDAN.' T7ROM the reports sent home by the baffled triumvirate, Ministers learned enough...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - 1874 - 456 pages
...even with their boldest achievements, the meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates — alike in the political and military line, could be observed...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other.' clearly got the worst of it when, by a contemptuous reference to the theatre, he provoked the comparison...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews

Abraham Hayward - 1874 - 484 pages
...even with their boldest achievements, the meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates — alike in the political and military line, could be observed...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other.' His parliamentary reputation could hardly have been maintained by his set speeches, although he devoted...
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John Cassell's illustrated history of England. The text, to the ..., Volume 5

Cassell, ltd - 1875 - 656 pages
...auctioneering ambassadors and trading generals; and thus we saw a revolution brought about by affidavit*; an army employed in executing an arrest ; a town besieged...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." The debate was adjourned to the next day, for the house could not be brought to listen to any other...
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Materials and Models for Latin Prose Composition

John Young Sargent, T. F. Dallin - 1875 - 416 pages
...prince dethroned for the balance of an account. Thus it was, that a government was exhibited, uniting the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the little...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other. CICERO, Phili-pp. xiii. 5. iii. 21,22. xiii. 43-45. ii. 35, 65-07. 92-95. 108. PANEGYRIC...
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Materials and Models for Latin Prose Composition

John Young Sargent, T. F. Dallin - 1875 - 416 pages
...account. Thus it was, that a government was exhibited, uniting the mock majesty of a bloody sdeptre and the little traffic of a merchant's counting-house...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other. CICERO, PhiUpp. xiii. 5. iii. 21, 22. xiii. 43-45. ii. 35, 65-67. 92-95. 108. PANEGYRIC-...
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The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos, Volume 2

Richard Claverhouse Jebb - 1876 - 500 pages
...even with their boldest achievements, the meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates — alike in the political and military line, could be observed...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other/ Hypereides was the Sheridan of Athens. style of -r^ • • o , TT • i I'll' i Hypereides, Dionysios...
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Russia and England in Central Asia, Volume 2

Mikhail Afrikanovich Terentʹev - 1876 - 324 pages
...a Government, which united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the little traffic ofamerchanfs counting-house; wielding a truncheon with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." The Company however, consisting as it did of " highwaymen in kid gloves" was clearly bound to uphold...
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