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Page 541 - That in case the crown and imperial dignity of this realm shall hereafter come to any person not being a native of this kingdom of England this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defence of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 468 - To dispense justice to millions of people of various languages, manners, usages and religions ; to administer a vast and complicated system of revenue throughout districts equal in extent to some of the most considerable kingdoms in Europe ; to maintain civil order in one of the most populous and litigious regions of the world ; these are now the duties of the larger proportion of the civil servants of the Company.
Page 570 - ... \And to this may be also added, without any trouble, in cold weather, if it be thought needful, a little warm water-gruel ; for the same fire that warms the room may be made use of to boil a pot of it.
Page 38 - For as wealth is power, so all power will infallibly draw wealth to itself by some means or other : and when men are left no way of ascertaining their profits but by their means of obtaining them, those means will be increased to infinity.
Page 19 - Somers, in the banker's case, will see he bottoms himself upon the very same maxim which I do ; and one of his principal grounds of doctrine for the alienability of the domain in England ', contrary to the maxim of the law in France, he lays in the constitutional policy of furnishing a permanent reward to public service ; of making that reward the origin of families ; and the foundation of wealth as well as of honours.
Page 29 - What an unseemly spectacle would it afford, what a disgrace would it be to the' commonwealth that suffered such things, to see the hopeful son of a meritorious minister begging his bread at the door of that treasury, from whence his father dispensed the...
Page 29 - I am convinced that very few trusts in the ordinary course of administration have admitted less abuse than this. Efficient ministers have been their own paymasters, it is true ; but their very partiality has operated as a kind of justice, and still it was service that was paid. When we look over this Exchequer list, we find it filled with the descendants of the Walpoles, of the Pelhams, of the Townshends, — names to whom this country owes its liberties, and to whom his Majesty owes his crown.
Page 569 - ... working schools be set up in every parish, to which the children of all such as demand relief of the parish, above three and under fourteen years of age, whilst they live at home with their parents and are not otherwise employed for their livelihood by the allowance of the overseers of the poor, shall be obliged to come.
Page 471 - They are required to discharge the functions of Magistrates, Judges, Ambassadors, and Governors of provinces, in all the complicated and extensive relations of those sacred trusts and exalted stations, and under peculiar circumstances, which greatly enhance the solemnity of every public obligation, and aggravate the difficulty of every public charge.
Page 468 - The duty and policy of the British Government in India therefore require that the system of confiding the immediate exercise of every branch and department of the government to Europeans educated in its own service, and subject to its own direct control...