English liberty: being a collection of interesting tracts, from the year 1762 to 1769. Containing the private correspondence, public letters, speeches, and addresses, of John Wilkes. 2 vols. [with consecutive signatures. Wanting the frontisp., An explanation of the frontisp., and sheet C].

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Page 173 - Labourer, not having the fear of God before their Eyes but being moved and Seduced by the instigation of the Devil...
Page 55 - I should never resolve him that question, till he made out the right of putting it, and that if I could have entertained any other idea, I was too well bred to have given his lordship and colonel Berkeley the trouble of coming to Bagshot.
Page 57 - Berkeley and Harris were shocked. I asked, if I was first to be killed, and afterwards hanged, that I knew his lordship fought me with the king's pardon in his pocket, and I fought him with a halter about my neck, that I would fight him for all that...
Page 309 - ... 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...
Page 94 - The North Briton," in which I have been named or even alluded to, was written by...
Page 85 - Wilkes, efq; fhould any longer continue to be colonel of the militia for the. county of Buckingham, I am commanded to fignify his Majefty's pleafure to your lordfhip, that you do forthwith give the neceflary ordef j for difplacing Mr.
Page 81 - Wilkes, esq. herewith sent you, for being the author and publisher of a most infamous and seditious libel, intitled, The North Briton, No. 45, tending to inflame the minds and alienate the affections of the people from his majesty, and to excite them to traitorous insurrections against the government...
Page 58 - We stood about eight yards distant, and agreed not to turn round before we fired, but to continue facing each other. Harris gave the word. Both our fires were in very exact time, but neither took effect.
Page 95 - Park, they walked together for a little while to avoid fome company, which fecmed coming up to them. They brought each a pair of piftols. When they were alone, the firft fire was from Mr. Martin's piftol. Mr. Martin's piftol miffed Mr.
Page 44 - Sir, The King has declared his intention to make me Secretary of State, and I (very unworthy as I fear I am of such an undertaking) must take upon me the conduct of the House of Commons : I cannot therefore well accept the office till after the first day's debate, which may be a warm one. A great attendance that day of my friends will be of the greatest consequence to my future situation, and I should be extremely happy if you would for that reason show yourself among them, to the great honour of,...

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