Memorials and Correspondence of Charles James Fox, Հատոր 2

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R. Bentley, 1853 - 387 էջ

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Էջ 231 - His Majesty allowed Earl Temple to say that whoever voted for the India Bill was not only not his friend, but would be considered by him as an enemy ; and if these words were not strong enough, Earl Temple might use whatever words he might deem stronger and more to the purpose.
Էջ 93 - I should leave him to his own noble sentiments, if the unworthy and illiberal language with which he has been treated, beyond all example of Parliamentary liberty, did not make a few words necessary — not so much injustice to him as to my own feelings.
Էջ 95 - The little cavils of parties will not be heard where freedom and happiness will be felt. There is not a tongue, a nation, or religion in India, which will not bless the presiding care and manly beneficence of this house, and of him who proposes to you this great work.
Էջ 45 - His bristly, black person, and shagged breast, quite open and rarely purified by any ablutions, was wrapped in a foul linen night-gown, and his bushy hair dishevelled.* In these Cynic weeds, and with Epicurean good humour, did he dictate his politics, and in this school did the heir of the crown attend his lessons and imbibe them.
Էջ 96 - An honourable friend of mine, speaking of his merits, was charged with having made a studied panegyric. I don't know what his was. Mine, I am sure, is a studied panegyric ; the fruit of much meditation ; the result of the observation of near twenty years. For my own part, I am happy that I have lived to see this day ; I feel myself overpaid for the labours of eighteen years, when, at this late period, I am able to take my share, by one humble vote, in destroying a tyranny that exists to the disgrace...
Էջ 91 - What are we to think of a government whose good fortune is supposed to spring from the calamities of its subjects, whose aggrandizement grows out of the miseries of mankind? This is the kind of government exercised under the East India Company upon the natives of Hindostan; and the subversion of that infamous government is the main object of the bill in question.
Էջ 38 - The king ought to be treated with all sort of respect and attention ; but the appearance of power is all that a king of this country can have.
Էջ 258 - Make yourself easy, my dear friend. Believe me, the world will now soon be convinced that there not only is, but never was any grounds for these reports, which of late have been so malevolently circulated.
Էջ 46 - Brookes' might be reported to have passed at Fox's levees, or that the king should suspect that the same disloyal topics should be handled in the morning that he knew had been the themes of each preceding evening. The prince not only espoused the cause of the coalition, but was not at all guarded in his expressions. He was even reported to have said aloud in the drawing-room, 'that his father had not yet agreed to the plan of the coalition, but, by God! he should be made to agree to it.
Էջ 325 - How much the greatest event it is that ever happened in the world! and how much the best!

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