Lord George Gordon

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A man must serve his time to every trade Save censure – critics all are ready made. Take hackneyed jokes from Miller, bot by rote, With just enough of learning to misquote. Miscellaneous
Egypt! from whose all dateless tombs arose Forgotten Pharaohs from their long repose, And shook within their pyramids to hear A new Cambyses thundering in their ear ;, While the dark shades of forty ages stood Like startled giants by Nile's famous flood. States. Nations & Nationhood
Hear the carriage – order pistols and great coat, as usual – necessary articles. Weather cold – carriage open, and inhabitants somewhat savage – rather treacherous and highly inflamed by politics. Fine fellows, though, -- good materials for a nation. Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people. Miscellaneous
I am the very slave of circumstance Miscellaneous
I have simplified my politics into an utter detestation of all existing governments … Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Oh Castlereagh! Thou art a patriot now; Thou cutt’st thy throat that Britain may be saved! Posterity will ne’er survey a nobler grave than this; Here lie the bones of Castlereagh: Stop, traveler. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Perverts the Prophets and purloins the Psalms Religion & God
Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
The fact is, riches are power, and poverty is slavery all over the earth, and one sort of establishment is no better, no worse, for a people than another. Power ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
The sight of blood to crowds begets the thirst of more, As the first wine-cup leads to the long revel. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
This is the patent-age of new inventions For killing bodies, and for saving souls, All propagated with the best intentions; Copyrights, Patents & Intellectual Property
Tyranny, Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem None rebels except subjects? The prince who Neglects or violates his trust is more A brigand than the robber-chief. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking! Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
When we think we lead, we are most led. Leaders & Leadership
David and his followers taught no new doctrines, in their dispersion or when they came to power, that can be brought to countenance thee at all in shaving off thy beard. Power
The mad, cruel, and accursed American war. War & Peace
The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that 'Popery' when encouraged by government has always been dangerous to the liberties of the people. Government