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" I spoke to a boroughjobber, and offered five-and-twenty hundred pounds for a secure seat in Parliament ; but he laughed at my offer, and said, That there was no such thing as a borough to be had now ; for that the rich East and West Indians had secured... "
The French Constitution: With Remarks on Some of Its Principal Articles : in ... - Page 185
by Benjamin Flower - 1792 - 454 pages
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1851
...writes to his son in December 1767 : " I have looked out " for some venal borough for you, and I spoke " to a borough-jobber and offered five and twenty " hundred pounds for a secure seat in Parliament, " but he laughed at my offer, and said that there " was no such thing as...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of ..., Volume 5

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - Great Britain - 1851
...writes to his son in December 1767: "I have looked out " for some venal borough for you, and I spoke " to a borough-jobber and offered five and twenty " hundred pounds for a secure seat in Parliament, " but he laughed at my offer, and said that there " was no such thing as...
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Works, Including His Letters to His Son, &c: To which is Prefixed an ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1853 - 647 pages
...make it his own affair; and desired that 1 would give myself nu more trouble about it. Since that, 1 have heard no more of it; which made me look out for some venal borough: and I spoke to a borough-jobber, and offered five-and-twenty hundred pounds for...
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History of England: From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of ..., Volume 5

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - Great Britain - 1853
...writes to his son in December 1767: "I have 'looked out for some venal borough for you, and I spoke 'to a borough-jobber and offered five and twenty hundred 'pounds for a secure seat in Parliament, but he laughed at 'my offer, and said that there was no such thing as a...
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The Lutheran Home Journal, Volume 2

Lutheran Church - 1857
...the new Parliament. He assured me he would, and, I am convinced, very sincerely. . . . Since that, I have heard no more of it, which made me look out for some venal borongh ; and I spoke to a borough-jobber, and offered five-and-twenty hundred pounds for...
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Letters Written by Lord Chesterfield to His Son, Volume 2

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.), Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield, Charles Stokes Carey - Conduct of life - 1872
...would make it his own affair ; and desired I would give myself no more trouble about it. Since that, I have heard no more of it ; which made me look out for some venal borough : and I spoke to a boroughjobber, and offered five-and-twenty hundred pounds for...
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A History of Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days ...

Joseph Grego - Great Britain - 1886 - 403 pages
...a desirable opening — assured me he would, and, I am convinced, very sincerely. . . . Since that I have heard no more of it, which made me look out for some venal borough ; and I spoke to a borough-jobber, and offered five and twenty hundred pounds for...
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England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the ..., Volume 2

William Connor Sydney - Great Britain - 1891
...would make it his own affair, and desired I would give myself no more trouble about it. Since that I have heard no more of it, which made me look out for some venal borough ; and I spoke to a borough-jobber, and offered fiveand-twenty hundred pounds for...
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Letters: Letters, political and miscellaneous

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1892
...would make it his own affair ; and desired I would give myself no more trouble about it. Since that, I have heard no more of it ; which made me look out for some venal borough : and I spoke to a borough- jobber, and offered five-and-twenty hundred pounds for...
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Source-book of English History: For the Use of Schools and Readers

Elizabeth Kimball Kendall - Great Britain - 1900 - 483 pages
...would make it his own affair ; and desired I would give myself no more trouble about it. Since that, I have heard no more of it ; which made me look out for some venal borough : and I spoke to a borough-jobber, and offered five-and-twenty hundred pounds for...
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