Coke and Birc[h].: The Paper War, Carried on at the Nottingham Election, 1803, Containing the Whole of the Addresses, Songs, Squibs, &c. Circulated by the Contending Parties; Including the Books of Accidents and Chances ...

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W. and M. Turner, 1803 - Elections - 399 pages

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Page 328 - Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
Page 328 - Their wishes ought to have great weight with him ; their opinions high respect ; their business unremitted attention. It is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasure, his satisfactions, to theirs, — and above all, ever, and in . all cases, to prefer their interest to his own. But his unbiased opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living.
Page 328 - Certainly, gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative to live in the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and the most unreserved communication with his constituents.
Page 294 - And it's oh ! dear ! what can the matter be ? Dear ! dear ! what can the matter be ? Oh ! dear ! what can the matter be ? Johnny's so long at the fair.
Page 275 - ... themselves abound in wealth, or are supported by the wealth of others.— —Your Petitioners are the more alarmed at the progress of private patronage, because it is rapidly leading to consequences which menace the very existence of the constitution. At the commencement of every session. of parliament, your honourable House, acting up to the laudable jealousy of your predecessors, and speaking the pure, constitutional language of a British House of Commons resolve, as appears by your journals,...
Page 112 - WHILST happy in our native land, So great, so famed in story, Let's join, my friends, with heart and hand To raise our country's glory : When Britain calls, her valiant sons Will rush in crowds to aid her — Snatch, snatch your muskets, prime your guns, And crush the fierce invader ! Whilst every Briton's song shall be, " O give us Death — or Victory !
Page 228 - ... have determined to return to Virginia for my wife. My feelings are centred in the idea of liberty," and as he spoke he stretched his arms toward the deep blue of the Canadian sky in a magnificent gesture. Then with a deep-drawn breath that inflated his mighty chest, he repeated the word: "Liberty! I think of it by day and dream of it by night; and I shall only taste it in all its sweetness when Susan shares it with me.
Page 112 - Let France in savage accents sing Her bloody Revolution ; We prize our Country, love our King, Adore our Constitution ; For these we'll every danger face, And quit our rustic labours ; Our ploughs to firelocks shall give place, Our scythes be changed to sabres. And clad in arms our song shall be, " O give us death — or victory !
Page 276 - Parliament to defend the prerogatives of the crown, and the privileges of the peers ; but that' member who does not defend the RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE is a parliamentary traitor.
Page 23 - Priestley's) property was attacked, I would have lost my life in his defence, and this sentiment I nold all the more strongly because I do differ from him.

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