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Page 100 - Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman...
Page 42 - ... that ought to be dear to a man of honour. They are still base enough to encourage the follies of your age, as they once did the vices of your youth. As little acquainted with the rules of decorum as with the laws of morality, they will not suffer you to profit by experience, nor even to consult the propriety of a bad character. Even now they tell you that life is no more than a dramatic scene, in which the hero should preserve his consistency to the last; and that as you lived without virtue,...
Page 147 - The man who fairly and completely answers this argument, shall have my thanks and my applause. My heart is already with him. I am ready to be converted. I admire his morality, and would gladly subscribe to the articles of his faith. Grateful as I am to the GOOD BEING whose bounty has imparted to me this reasoning intellect, whatever it is, I hold myself proportionably indebted to him from whose enlightened understanding another ray of knowledge communicates to mine.
Page 220 - seen the signals thrown out for your old friend " and correspondent. Be assured that I have " had good reason for not complying with them. " In the present state of things if I were to write " again I must be as silly as any of the horned " cattle that run mad through the City, or as any " of your wise Aldermen. I meant the cause and " the public. Both are given up.
Page 41 - Wooburn, scorn and mockery await him. He must create a solitude round his estate, if he would avoid the face of reproach and derision. At Plymouth, his destruction would be more than probable ; at Exeter, inevitable.
Page 305 - Governor; the whole are the proceedings of a tumultuous and riotous rabble, who ought, if they had the least prudence, to follow their mercantile employment, and not trouble themselves with politics and government, which they do not understand. Some gentlemen say, ' Oh, don't break their charter ; don't take away rights granted them by the predecessors of the Crown.
Page 145 - The ministry having endeavoured to exclude the dowager out of the regency bill, the earl of Bute determined to dismiss them. Upon this the duke of Bedford demanded an audience of the , reproached him in plain terms with his duplicity, baseness, falsehood, treachery, and hypocrisy, repeatedly gave him the lie, and left him in convulsions.
Page 102 - At such a moment, no honest man will remain silent or inactive. However distinguished by rank or property, in the rights of freedom we are all equal. As we are Eng'.ishmen, the least considerable man among us has an interest equal to the proudest nobleman in the laws and constitution of his country...