Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes of Several of the Most Eminent Persons of the Present Age, Never Before Printed: With an Appendix Consisting of Original, Explanatory, and Scarce Papers, Volume 1

T.N. Longman, and L.B. Seeley, 1797
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Page 398 - The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown ; it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst, it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is liable.
Page 334 - Representatives of the people so to be summoned as aforesaid, to make, constitute, 'and ordain laws, statutes, and ordinances for the public peace, welfare, and good government of our said colonies, and of the people and inhabitants thereof, as near as may be agreeable to the laws of England...
Page 334 - People so to be summoned as aforesaid, to make, constitute, and ordain Laws, Statutes, and Ordinances for the Public Peace, Welfare, and good Government of our said Colonies, and of the People and Inhabitants thereof, as near as may be agreeable to the Laws of England...
Page 16 - He was a native of Ireland, of an honourable family, and of Trinity College, Dublin. He was at one time intended for the army, and at another for the bar, but private circumstances prevented either taking place.
Page 372 - The fame of an aflault, with an intention to kill : if the intention is not proved, he muft be acquitted. If he kills, and the intention is not proved, that is, if it is not proved that he killed premeditately and of forethought, it is but manflaughter. Therefore, in the cafe before us, if that part of the information is not proved, that he publifhed malicioußy, &c.
Page 230 - And perhaps ftill lefs regard will be paid to it if it be confidered, that the King, who appeareth to have had the fuccefs James I.
Page 71 - Consultation on the Subject of a Standing Army, held at the King's Arms Tavern, on the 28th of February, 1763.
Page 346 - If a king (says the book) comes to a kingdom by conquest, he may change and alter the laws of that kingdom ; but if he comes to it by title and descent, he cannot change the laws of himself without the consent of Parliament.
Page 17 - However, towards the end of the year 1779, he resumed his pen ; and wrote a number of political essays, or letters, which he entitled, " The Whig." They were printed in one of the public papers of that time. There were eighteen of them. But there being no Sir William Draper to call them into notice, they died, with the other papers of the day.
Page 231 - ... avarice itself could have suggested to the wretched animals who live and die under her dominion. For these passions, however they may seem to be at variance, have ordinarily produced the same effects. Both degrade the man, both contract his views into the little point of self-interest, and equally steel the heart against the rebukes of conscience, or the sense of true honor.

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