The coalition thus fell into ruin and France occupied a more commanding position than in the proudest days of Louis XIV.
But the altered name of Lombard also denoted henceforth some of the proudest of Italians; and, though the Lombard speech had utterly perished their most common names still kept up the remembrance that their fathers had come from beyond the Alps.
But the proudest boast of Lord Hastings and Sir John Malcolm was, not that they had advanced the pomoerium, but that they had conferred the blessings of peace and good government upon millions who had suffered unutterable things from Mahratta and Pindari tyranny.
Presbyterianism can exist and flourish without these survivals of the proudest pretensions of Romanism.
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