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admitted affections affirm answer appear argument assert attack authority bail Bedford called cause character charge committed conduct consider Constitution contempt Court Crown defend determined direct doctrine doubt Duke duty election England English equally expect fact favour feel force forms friends give given Government Grace guard heart honest honour House of Commons important instance interest judge Junius jury justice King King's least leave less LETTER liberty Lord Lord Mansfield matter mean measures mind Minister Ministry nature necessary never object observe offence once opinion Parliament party perhaps person political possible precedent present Prince principles privilege prove punishment question reason received resolution respect seems sense Sir William Sovereign speak spirit stand suffered supposed taken tell thing thought truth understanding violated virtue vote whole Wilkes
Página 344 - ... plainly an'd specially expressed in the warrant of commitment) upon payment or tender of the charges of bringing...
Página 226 - A clear, unblemished character, comprehends not only the integrity that will not offer, but the spirit that will not submit to, an injury; and whether it belongs to an individual or to a community, it is the foundation of peace, of independence, and of safety. Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.
Página 345 - By the ancient common law, before and since the Conquest, all felonies were bailable, till murder was excepted by statute; so that persons might be admitted to bail, before conviction, almost in every case.
Página 156 - ... people. It is not, however, too late to correct the error of your education. We are still inclined to make an indulgent allowance for the pernicious lessons you received in your youth, and to form the most sanguine hopes from the natural benevolence of your disposition. We are far from thinking you capable of a direct deliberate purpose to invade those original rights of your subjects on which all their civil and political liberties depend. Had it been possible for us to entertain a suspicion...
Página 206 - Our language has no term of reproach, the mind has no idea of detestation, which has not already been happily applied to you, and exhausted. — Ample justice has been done by abler pens than mine to the separate merits of your life and character. Let it be my humble office to collect the scattered sweets, till their united virtue tortures the sense.
Página 160 - Wilkes a man of importance, they have judiciously transferred the question from the rights and interests of one man to the most important rights and interests of the people, and forced your subjects, from wishing well to the cause of an individual, to unite with him in their own. Let them proceed as they have begun, and Your Majesty need not doubt that the catastrophe will do no dishonor to the conduct of the piece.
Página 105 - ... interest and respect, which he might have acquired, not only in parliament, but through the whole kingdom : — compare these glorious distinctions with the ambition of holding a share in government, the emoluments of a place, the sale of a borough, or the purchase of a corporation; and though you may not regret the virtues which create respect, you may see with anguish how much real importance and authority you have lost.
Página 168 - ... directed, who will answer for their future moderation? Or what assurance will they give you that, when they have trampled upon their equals, they will submit to a superior? Your Majesty may learn hereafter how nearly the slave and tyrant are allied. Some of your council, more candid than the rest, admit the abandoned profligacy of the present House of Commons, but oppose their dissolution, upon an opinion, I confess, not very unwarrantable, that their successors would be equally at the disposal...