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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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The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, Volume 2

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1901
...make it his own affair ; and desired that 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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Letters to His Son: On the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World ..., Volume 2

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1901
...make it his own affair ; and desired that 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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How the World Votes: The Story of Democratic Development in Elections, Volume 1

Charles Seymour, Donald Paige Frary - Elections - 1918
...in 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 borough; and I spoke to a borough jobber, and offered five and twenty hundred pounds for...
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The Sentimental and Masonic Magazine, Volume 1

1792
...him a feat for his fon Mr. Stanhope, writes to the latter as follows : " Since that (diiappointment) I have heard no more of it ; which made me look out...borough-jobber, and offered five and twenty hundred pounds for a Iccure feat in parliament ; but he laughed at my offer ; and (aid, that there was no fuch thing as...
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