The Letters of Junius

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Page 174 - But this is not a time to trifle with your fortune. They deceive you, sir, who tell you that you have many friends whose affections are founded upon a principle of personal attachment. The first foundation of friendship is not the power of conferring benefits, but the equality with which they are received, and may be returned.
Page 11 - Providence, it were possible for us to escape a crisis so full of terror and despair, posterity will not believe the history of the present times. They will either conclude that our distresses were...
Page 171 - What party, then, remains, but to leave it to the people to determine for themselves ? They alone are injured ; and since there is no superior power to which the cause can be referred, they alone ought to determine.
Page 160 - When you affectedly renounced the name of Englishman, believe me, sir, you were persuaded to pay a very ill-judged compliment to one part of your subjects, at the expense of another. While the natives of Scotland are not in actual rebellion, they are undoubtedly entitled to protection: nor do I mean to condemn the policy of giving some encouragement to the novelty of their affections for the house of Hanover.
Page 9 - ... of merit he derives from the remainder of his character. If it be generosity to accumulate in his own person and family a number of lucrative employments; to provide, at the public...
Page 101 - We owe it to our ancestors, to preserve entire those rights which they have delivered to our care : we owe it to our posterity, not to suffer their dearest inheritance to be destroyed.
Page 111 - Where was the father's heart when he could look for, or find an immediate consolation, for the loss of an only son, in consultations and bargains for a place at court, and even in the misery of balloting at the India house...
Page 69 - It requires no persuasion of argument, but simply the evidence of the senses, to convince them that to transfer the right of election from the collective...
Page 51 - At the distance of a century, we see their different characters happily revived, and blended in your grace. Sullen and severe without religion, profligate without gaiety, you live like Charles the Second, without being an amiable companion, and, for...
Page 167 - Is it possible for you to place any confidence in men who, before they are faithful to you. must renounce every opinion and betray every principle, both in church and state, which they inherit from their ancestors, and are confirmed in by their education...

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