The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons: From the Restoration to the Present Time : Containing the Most Remarkable Motions, Speeches, Resolves, Reports and Conferences to be Met with in that Interval : as Also the Most Exact Estimates of the Charge of Government, State of the Public Revenue, the Rise and Growth of the National Debt, Expence of the War, Proceedings on Ways and Means, Speeches and Messages from the Throne, Addresses, and Remonstrances, Also the Numbers Pro and Con Upon Every Division &c. Many of which Curious Particulars Were Never Before Printed : Collected from the Best Authorities, Compared with the Journals of the House, and Illustrated with a Great Variety of Historical and Explanatory Notes : Together with a Large Appendix Containing Exact Lists of Every Parliament, the Names of the Speakers, Their Several Posts Under the Government, and Other Valuable, Supplemental Pieces, Volume 13
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Page 25 - ... after truth, has failed to attain it. For my part, I am not ashamed nor afraid to affirm, that thirty years have made no change in any of my political opinions ; I am now grown old in this house, but that experience which is the consequence of age, has only confirmed the principles with which I...
Page 173 - Utrecht, nor any measure openly pursued by the administration which negotiated it, that was the foundation or the cause of an inquiry into their conduct. It was the loud complaints of a great party...
Page 216 - I think that a gentleman who has earned his commission by his services (in his military capacity, I mean), or bought it with his money, has as much a property in it as any man has in his estate, and ought to have it as well secured by the laws of his country.
Page 176 - But, say these gentlemen, if you found yourself upon a precipice, would you stand to inquire how you were led there before you considered how to get off? No, sir; but if a guide had led me there I should very probably be provoked to throw him over before I thought of anything else.
Page 176 - Ought we not then immediately to inquire whether we have been led upon this precipice by his ignorance or wickedness ; and if by either, to take care not to trust to his guidance for...
Page 182 - Emperor ; for Muscovy, Poland, Germany, and Britain, would have been by much an over-match for them. It was not our preparations that set bounds to the ambition of France, but her getting all she wanted at that time for herself, and all she desired for her allies.
Page 26 - ... every day brings a new proof of the reasonableness of his former determinations, and who finds, by the most unerring test, that his life has been spent in promotion of doctrines beneficial to mankind. This, sir, is the happiness which...
Page 247 - Debate it was refolded, that the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe : Ayes 228, Noes 216.
Page 63 - that the presence of a regular body of armed soldiers at an election of members to serve in parliament is a high infringement of the liberties of the subject, a manifest violation of the freedom of elections, and an open defiance of the laws and constitution of this kingdom...