The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803, Volumen21


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Página 457 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Página 985 - It shall be lawful for the ships of war of either party, and privateers, freely to carry whithersoever they please, the ships and goods taken from their enemies...
Página 983 - It is likewise agreed that it shall be wholly free for all merchants, commanders of ships and other citizens of both countries to manage themselves their own business in all the ports and places subject to the jurisdiction of each other, as well with respect to the consignment and sale of their goods and...
Página 13 - ... friend in power Late reformations are terms imposed upon a conquered enemy. Early reformations are made in cool blood : late reformations are made under a state of inflammation. In that state of things the people behold in government nothing that is respectable. They see the abuse, and they will see nothing else — they fall into the temper of a furious populace, provoked at the disorder of a house of ill fame ; they never attempt to correct or regulate ; they go to work by the shortest way...
Página 493 - That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, praying that he will be graciously pleased to issue a Commission for inquiring into the defects, occasioned by time and otherwise, in the Laws of this realm, and into the measures necessary for removing the same.
Página 603 - ... of any contrivance of human wisdom, who believes that it can make any sort of approach to perfection. There is not, there never was, a principle of government under heaven, that does not, in the very pursuit of the good it proposes, naturally and inevitably lead into some inconvenience which makes it absolutely necessary to counterwork and weaken the application of that first principle itself, and to abandon something of the extent of the advantage you proposed by it, in order to prevent also...
Página 53 - ... nobility, on account of the occasional resistance to their will, which will be made by their virtue, their petulance, or their pride. It must indeed be admitted, that many of the nobility are as perfectly willing to act the part of flatterers, tale-bearers, parasites, pimps, and buffoons, as any of the lowest and vilest of mankind can possibly be.
Página 29 - Thus much is certain ; that neither the present, nor any other first lord of the treasury, has been ever able to take a survey, or to make even a tolerable guess, of the expenses of government for any one year ; so as to enable him with the least degree of certainty, or even probability, to bring his affairs within compass.
Página 293 - ... taxes, will be injurious to the rights and property of the people, and derogatory from the honour and dignity of parliament.
Página 67 - the people are the masters. They have only to express their wants at large and in gross. We are the expert artists ; we are the skilful workmen, to shape their desires into perfect form, and to fit the utensil to the use. They are the sufferers, they tell the symptoms of the complaint ; but we know the exact seat of the disease, and how to apply the remedy according to the rules of art.

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