The Political state of Great Britain

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Page 100 - Justices, or other Chief Governor or Governors of this Kingdom for the time being, and...
Page 514 - Legiflature fhould thus be taken up and employed in fchemes for the advancement of the power, pride, and luxury of the rich and noble. I fpeak not this, my Lord, to fpread difcontents or fow divifions, but to compote and heal them : I fpeak it in charity to all men, and addrefs it to one, towards whom of all others my behaviour has been moft exceptionable.
Page 499 - I could not be so insensible as not to be touched with the generosity of part of your conduct towards me, or have omitted to acknowledge it accordingly, if I had not thought that your very virtue was dangerous, and that it was (as the world then stood) absolutely necessary to depreciate so adventurous a genius, surrounded with so much power as your Lordship then had. I transgressed, my Lord, against you, when you could...
Page 513 - Bill has sufficiently provided for the aristocracy over these dominions, it goes into a kind of economy and order among themselves, which relates to their nobility and not to their Peerage. We plain men and Commoners will not dispute about any thing which we know to be merely trifling and ornamental; and if they will be satisfied with a power in them as peers, they shall be...
Page 418 - And as I can truly affirm, that no prince was ever more zealous to increase his own authority, than I am to perpetuate the liberty of my people, I hope you will think of all proper methods to establish and transmit to your posterity the freedom of our happy constitution, and particularly to secure that part which is most liable to abuse.
Page 566 - Kingdom, being come to the Houfe of Peers with the ufual State and Solemnity, and the Commons fent for up, and attending, his (2tce made the following Speech to both Houfes.
Page 509 - Scotland," as if they who were jnade inflead of the Peers of .Scotland, could without a banter be called Peers on the part of the Peerage of Scotland. The true defcription of them is, Peers made when the Peers of Scotland were no more to be Peers; for the titles...
Page 512 - ... before them, there is no safe way but leaving them at large, as vigilant checks upon each other, unconnned, but by reason and justice.
Page 425 - Cafes, to be fuipefted ; and for his own Part, he could not help being of Opinion, that if there were no Secret Meaning in this Bill, fome Men would not be fo prefling for it.
Page 507 - Bill even provides for their insufficiency as to this purpose; and there is a clause, which, instead of looking out for great and knowing men, is very careful to leave the power in the king to give titles, in...

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