The Diary and Correspondence of Charles Abbot, Lord Colchester: Speaker of the House of Commons, 1802-1817, Volume 2

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Page 484 - They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Page 197 - That this house will, early in the next session of parliament, take into its most serious consideration the state of the laws affecting his Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects...
Page 317 - Mr. Perceval presents his humble duty to your Royal Highness and has the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Royal Highness's letter of last night, which reached him this morning. " Mr. Perceval feels it his duty to express his humble thanks to your Royal Highness, for the frankness with which your Royal Highness has condescended explicitly to communicate the motives which have induced your Royal Highness to honour his colleagues and him with your commands for the continuance of their services...
Page 492 - Ireland ; with a view to such a final and conciliatory adjustment, as may be conducive to the peace and strength of the united kingdom ; to the stability of the protestant establishment, and to the general satisfaction and concord of all classes of his majesty's subjects.
Page 507 - My Lord, — Since last I had the honour of addressing you from this place, a series of eventful years has elapsed, but none without some mark and note of your rising glory. The military triumphs which your valour has achieved upon the banks of the Douro and the Tagus, of the Ebro and the Garonne, have called forth the spontaneous shouts of admiring nations. Those triumphs it is needless on this day to recount ; their names have been written...
Page 487 - Catholic claims were fit matter to be mentioned or adverted' to in such a speech at such a time ? Secondly, if fit to be mentioned at all, were they mentioned in a proper manner ? Upon the first question, whether the proceedings...
Page 298 - Britain, should determine on the means whereby the royal assent may be given in parliament, to such a bill as may be passed by the two Houses of Parliament, respecting the exercise of the powers and authorities of the Crown, in the name, and on the behalf, of the king, during the continuance of his Majesty's present...
Page 248 - I will not, and dare not, incur the danger of continuing voluntarily to make one of any set of men who shall assume illegally the whole power of the realm ; and who have no more right to take myself, or any one of my constituents, by force, than I or they possess, to take any one of those who are now guilty of -this usurpation.
Page 507 - ... and fortunes of mighty empires. " For the repeated thanks and grants bestowed upon you by this House, in gratitude for your 'many and eminent services, you have thought fit this day to offer us your acknowledgments.
Page 492 - ... the throne, the parliament, and the government of this country, are made fundamentally protestant, we have not consented to allow, that those who acknowledge a foreign jurisdiction should be authorised to administer the powers and jurisdictions of this realm ; — willing as we are, nevertheless, and willing as, I trust, we ever shall be to allow the largest scope to religious toleration.

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