History of the House of Commons: From the Convention Parliament of 1688-9, to the Passing of the Reform Bill, in 1832, Հատոր 2

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Էջ 183 - (who was one of the instruments in promoting and presenting the scandalous, insolent, and seditious petition, commonly called the Kentish petition to the last House of Commons) hath been guilty of corrupt, scandalous, and indirect practices, in endeavouring to procure himself to be elected a burgess, to serve in this present parliament for the borough of
Էջ 353 - Though he were unsatisfied in getting (Which was a sin), yet in bestowing He was most princely." He was a munificent and discerning patron of science and literature, at a period when the former, at least, was lamentably neglected by men of power and influence in general. When the Saxon types which had been used in 1709 for printing St. Gregory's Homily were
Էջ 39 - said of him, as Ben Jonson said of the Lord Verulam, that he commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his discretion. No man had their affections more in his power;
Էջ 463 - of the press, I will go forth to meet him undismayed; I will attack the mighty fabric he has reared with that mightier engine; I will shake down from its height corruption, and bury it beneath the ruins of the abuses it was meant to shelter.
Էջ 149 - were facetiously moved. A vague report that a director had formerly been concerned in another project by which some unknown persons had lost their money, was admitted as a proof of his actual guilt. One man was ruined because he had dropped a foolish speech that his horses should feed
Էջ 192 - The punishing of wits enhances their authority ; and a forbidden writing is thought to be a certain spark of truth, that flies up in the faces, of them that seek to tread it out.
Էջ 150 - call aloud for extraordinary remedies. The Roman lawgivers had not foreseen the possible existence of a parricide; but, as soon as the first monster appeared, he was sewed in a sack and cast headlong into the river, and I shall be content to inflict the same treatment on the authors of our present ruin.
Էջ 259 - passed for exempting their majesties' Protestant subjects, dissenting from the Church of England, from the penalties of certain laws ; " which exemption the said Henry Sacheverell
Էջ 307 - notwithstanding the arts of those who delight in war, both place and time are appointed for opening the treaty of a general peace. Our allies, especially the States-General, whose interest I look upon as inseparable from my own, have, by their ready concurrence, expressed their
Էջ 59 - Who never changed his principles, or wig; A patriot is a fool in every age, Whom all Lord Chamberlains allow the stage, These nothing hurts, they keep their fashion still, And wear their strange old virtue, as they will.

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