Compilation of all the authorized and anonymous papers relating to the election for city officers in 1809, and the parliamentary representation of Chester, with remarks and notes by the editor of The Chester courant [J. Monk. Wanting all after sig.N4].

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John Monk (of Chester)
1810
 

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Page v - I have not received, or had by myself, or any person whatsoever in trust for me, or for my use and benefit, directly or indirectly, any sum or sums of money, office, place, or employment, gift, or reward, or any promise or security for any money, office, employment, or gift, in order to give my vote at this election, and that I have not been before polled at this election.
Page 78 - A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome...
Page 74 - A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
Page 77 - Vice is a monster of such hideous mien, That to be hated, needs but to be seen; But seen too oft', familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 38 - ... the flight of threescore years To push eternity from human thought, And smother souls immortal in the dust ? A soul immortal, spending all her fires, Wasting her strength in strenuous idleness, Thrown into tumult, raptur'd or alarm'd, At aught this scene can threaten or indulge, Resembles ocean into tempest wrought, To waft a feather, or to drown a fly.
Page 91 - The man resolved and steady to his trust, Inflexible to ill, and obstinately just, May the rude rabble's insolence despise, Their senseless clamours and tumultuous cries ; The tyrant's fierceness he beguiles, And the stern brow, and the harsh voice defies, And with superior greatness smiles.
Page 69 - The throne we honour is the people's choice; the laws we reverence are our brave fathers' legacy : the faith we follow teaches us to live in bonds of charity with all mankind, and die with hope of bliss beyond the grave. Tell your invaders this, and tell them, too, we seek no change : and, least of all, such change as they would bring us.
Page 60 - ... forbear taking all opportunities to express their great abhorrence of servitude, and their passion for liberty, upon any terms whatsoever. Indeed, a state of slavery, with whatever seeming grandeur and happiness it may be attended, is yet so precarious a thing, that he must want sense, honour, courage, and all manner of virtue, who can endure to prefer it in his choice. A man who has so little honour as to bear to be a slave, when it is in his power to prevent or redress it, would make no scruple...
Page 60 - God with all their heart, with all their soul, and with all their strength...
Page 92 - ... and vexes it with storms, The stubborn virtues of his soul can move ; Not the red arm of angry Jove, That flings the thunder from the sky, And gives it rage to roar, and strength to fly. Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin and confusion burl'd, He unconcern'd would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst the falling world.

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