The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803, Volume 12

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Page 115 - Sir, the atrocious crime of being a young man, which the honourable gentleman has with such spirit and decency charged upon me, I shall neither attempt to palliate nor deny, but content myself with wishing that I may be one of those whose follies may cease with their youth, and not of that number, who are ignorant in spite of experience.
Page 115 - ... appears to prevail when the passions have subsided. The wretch who, after having seen the consequences of a thousand errors, continues still to blunder, and whose age has only added obstinacy to stupidity, is surely the object of either abhorrence or contempt, and deserves not that his gray hairs should secure him from insult.
Page 1043 - It is now too apparent, that this great, this powerful, this formidable kingdom, is considered only as, a province to. a despicable electorate ; and that, in consequence of a scheme formed long ago, and invariably pursued, these troops are hired only to drain this unhappy nation of its money.
Page 117 - I will not sit unconcerned while my liberty is invaded, nor look in silence upon public robbery. I will exert my endeavours, at whatever hazard, to repel the aggressor, and drag the thief to justice, whoever may protect them in their villainy, and whoever may partake of their plunder.
Page 765 - ... by the lord high admiral, or commissioners for executing the office of lord high admiral for the time being...
Page 543 - ... if any person by himself, or any person employed by him, doth or shall, by any gift or reward, or by any promise, agreement or security for any gift or reward, corrupt or procure any person or persons to give his or their vote or votes, or to forbear to give his or their vote or votes in any such election...
Page 185 - Glover distinguished himself in the way in which his muse was the most natural and happy. The crowd readily followed the politicians in the cry for a war which threatened little bloodshed, and which promised victories that were attended with something more solid than glory. A war with Spain was a war of plunder.
Page 189 - I entirely agree with you, that we ought to have meetings to concert measures some time before the meeting of the Parliament ; but that, I likewise know, will not happen. I have been these seven years endeavouring to bring it about, and have not been able ; fox-hunting, gardening, planting, or indifference having always kept our people in the country, till the very day before the meeting of the Parliament.
Page 1041 - ... that there was any need of forming an army in the Low Countries, or that, in order to form an army, auxiliaries were necessary. But not to dwell upon disputable...
Page 115 - If the heat of his temper, sir, would suffer him to attend to those whose age and long acquaintance with business give them an indisputable right to deference and superiority, he would learn in time to reason rather than declaim, and to prefer justness of argument and an accurate knowledge of facts to sounding epithets and splendid superlatives, which may disturb the imagination for a moment but leave no lasting impression upon the mind. He will learn, sir, that to accuse and prove are very different,...

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