The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803, Volume 7

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Page 655 - At length Corruption, like a gen'ral flood, "(So long by watchful Ministers withstood) "Shall deluge all; and Av'rice creeping on, "Spread like a low-born mist, and blot the Sun; "Statesman and Patriot ply alike the stocks, "Peeress and Butler share alike the Box, "And Judges job, and Bishops bite the town, "And mighty Dukes pack cards for half a crown. "See Britain sunk in lucre's sordid charms, "And France revenged of ANNE'S and EDWARD'S arms!
Page 43 - I hope the most favourable interpretation will be put upon it. It is a comfort that will remain with me in all my misfortunes, that I served her Majesty faithfully and dutifully, in that especially which she had most at heart, relieving her people from a bloody and expensive war, and that I...
Page 75 - Dec. 23, 1837, the queen has granted to her an annual allowance of 385,000/. ' for the support of Her Majesty's household, and of the honour and dignity of the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Page 497 - Russell moved for a Committee of the whole House to take into consideration the state of Ireland.
Page 43 - I had certain and repeated informations, from some who are in the secret of affairs, that a resolution was taken, by those who have power to execute it, to pursue me to the scaffold. My blood was to have been the cement of a new alliance, nor could my innocence be any security, after it had once been demanded from abroad, and resolved on at home, that it was necessary to cut me off.
Page 859 - The common calamity, occasioned by the wicked execution of the South Sea scheme, was become so very great before your meeting, that the providing proper remedies for it was very difficult; but it is a great comfort to me to observe, that public credit now begins to recover : which gives me the greatest hopes that it will be entirely restored, when all the provisions you have made for that end, shall be duly put in execution.
Page 207 - We have beheld a Foreign Family, Aliens to our Country, distant in Blood, and strangers even to our Language, ascend the Throne. We have seen the Reins of Government put into the Hands of a Faction; and that Authority which was designed for the Protection of all, exercised by a few of the worst, to the Oppression of the best and greatest Number of our Subjects. Our Sister has not been...
Page 421 - ... the governor and company of the Bank of England, or by the governor and company of merchants of Great Britain trading to the South Seas and other parts of America...
Page 263 - Parliament, and more violent and lasting heats and animosities among the subjects of this realm than were ever known before the said clause was enacted, and the said provision, if it should continue, may probably at this juncture, when a restless and popish faction are designing and endeavouring to renew the rebellion within this kingdom and an invasion from abroad, be destructive to the peace and security of the government.
Page 305 - Parliament, do pray that it may be declared and enacted, that all and singular, the rights and liberties asserted and claimed in the said declaration are the true, ancient, and indubitable rights and liberties of the people of this Kingdom...

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