The Representative History of Great Britain and Ireland: Being a History of the House of Commons, and of the Counties, Cities, and Boroughs of the United Kingdom ...
Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1816
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Página 392 - House has met before that day, or will meet on the day of the issue), issue his warrant to the clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for electing another member in the room of the member whose seat has so become vacant.
Página 343 - ... or venal motive. For if abilities and integrity are no recommendation to the electors ; if those who bid highest for their voices are to obtain them from such detestable considerations, this House will not be the representatives of the people of Great Britain. Instead of being the guardians and protectors of their liberties, instead of redressing the...
Página 343 - House itself will be the author of the worst of grievances; it will become the venal instrument of power to reduce this happy nation, the envy and admiration of the world, to the lowest state of misery and servitude.
Página 138 - The church is a very large and handsome building in the form of a cross, with a tower in the centre. It...
Página 86 - ... but all the inhabitants at large. It was determined that the words all the inhabitants did not only mean the in-burgesses of the last guild, or those admitted since by copy of court roll, as are inhabitants of the said place, but all the Inhabitants at large — 29th Nov.
Página 45 - The tenant is of age sufficient to aliene his estate by feoffment at the age of fifteen. 2. The estate does not escheat in case of an attainder and execution for felony; their maxim being " the father to the bough, the son to the plough.
Página 245 - London : it extends more than a mile in length, and half a mile in breadth, containing four principal streets, running from north to south, and 156 narrow lanes or rows intersecting them.
Página 588 - ... to him, there was not a single voter to be found in the borough. In this dilemma, there was only one...