The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons from the Restoration to the Present Time ... Illustrated with a Great Variety of Historical and Explanatory Notes ... with a Large Appendix ...

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Page 201 - ... if any person by himself, or any person employed by him, doth or shall, by any gift or reward, or by any promise, agreement, or security for any gift or reward, corrupt or procure any person or persons to give his or their vote or votes, or to forbear to give his or their vote or votes in any such election...
Page 107 - The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into...
Page 201 - Lord 1729, ask, receive, or take any money or other reward, by way of gift, loan, or other device, or agree or contract for any money, gift, office, employment, or other reward whatsoever, to give...
Page 133 - HOBART (according to order) reported from the Committee of the whole Houfe...
Page 59 - Is in such freemen only as have a right to their freedom by birth, as eldest sons of freemen, or by serving seven years...
Page 19 - Emperor, exerted myfelf in fupport of the houfe of Auftria. I have endeavoured, by the moft proper and early applications, to induce other powers that were equally engaged with me, and united by common intereft, to concert fuch meafures as fo important and critical a conjuncture required ; and where an accommodation feemed to me to be...
Page 163 - ... we had therefore no concern, nor any obligation to enter, either as principals or auxiliaries, into that war; but as, by its event, it might affect the balance of power, we were therefore in prudence obliged to augment our forces, both by sea and land, in order to be ready to put a stop to the arms of the victorious side, in case their ambition should lead them to push their conquests farther than was consistent with the balance of power in Europe.
Page 23 - ... 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 213 - ... finking fund, the like fum paid out of the fame, to make good the deficiency of the duty...
Page 168 - Parliaments be continued, and a corrupt influence should prevail, not only at elections, but in this House, the voice of this House will generally be very different from, nay, often directly contrary to, the voice of the people. However, as this...

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