The Letters of Junius, Volume 1

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John Wheble, 1771 - Great Britain - 494 pages
 

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Page 248 - In this error we see a capital violation of the most obvious rules of policy and prudence. We trace it, however, to an original bias in your education, and are ready to allow for your inexperience.
Page 266 - But this is not a time to trifle with your fortune. They deceive you, Sir, who tell you that you have many friends, whose affections are founded upon a principle of personal attachment. The first foundation of friendship is not the power of conferring benefits, but the equality with which they are received, and may be returned.
Page iv - 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 170 - Where was the father's heart when he could look for, or find an immediate consolation, for the loss of an only son, in consultations and bargains for a place at court, and even in the misery of balloting at the India house...
Page 13 - He will not scruple to prostitute his dignity, and betray the sanctity of his office, whenever an arbitrary point is to be carried for government, or the resentment of a court to be gratified.
Page 247 - Scotland are not in actual rebellion, they are undoubtedly entitled to protection; nor do I mean to condemn the policy of giving some encouragement to the novelty of their affections for the house of Hanover.
Page 178 - 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.
Page 101 - WITH what force, my Lord, with what protection, are you prepared to meet the united detestation of the people of England ? The city of London has given a generous example to the kingdom, in what manner a King of this country ought to be...
Page 96 - The measures, for instance, in which your grace's activity has been chiefly exerted, as they were adopted without skill, should 'have been conducted with more than common dexterity.
Page 2 - The situation of this country is alarming enough to rouse the attention of every man who pretends to a concern for the public welfare.

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