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Page 116 - Separating the duty of a patriot from that of an advocate, he must go on, reckless of consequences, though it should be his unhappy fate to involve his country in confusion.
Page 128 - On the tenth day of April, the duke of Devonshire represented, in the house of lords, that triennial elections served to keep up party divisions; .to raise and foment feuds in private families ; to produce ruinous expenses, and give occasion to the cabals and intrigues of foreign princes ; that it became the wisdom of such an august assembly, to apply proper remedies to an evil that might be attended with the most dangerous consequences, especially in the present temper of the nation, as the spirit...
Page 84 - Justice would be to calumniate that sacred name ; and for me to suppress an expression of my opinion on the subject, would be tacitly to lend myself to my own destruction, as well as to an imposition upon the nation and the world. In the House of Commons I can discover no better grounds of security.
Page 178 - Middlesex, baronet, being a seditious, malicious, and ill-disposed person, and unlawfully and maliciously devising and intending to raise and excite discontent, disaffection, and sedition among the liege subjects of our lord the present king, and amongst the soldiers of our said lord the king, and to move and excite the liege subjects of our said lord the king...
Page 83 - ... revilers, and traitors had not abounded. Your Court became much less a scene of polished manners and refined intercourse than of low intrigue and scurrility.
Page 14 - Commons had pronounced the measure " disappointing to the hopes of parliament, derogatory to the dignity of the crown, and injurious to the best interests of the empire...
Page 118 - My lords, I call upon you to pause. You stand on the brink of a precipice. You may go on in your precipitate career — you may pronounce against your Queen, but it will be the last judgment you ever will pronounce.
Page 6 - The sending down of the green bag is equivalent to the finding of a true bill by a grand jury. The...
Page 119 - Queen, but it will he the last judgment you will ever pronounce. Her persecutors will fail in their object, and the ruin with which they seek to cover the Queen, will return to overwhelm themselves. Save the country, my Lords, from the horrors that await it— save yourselves from impending...