The Cabinet History of England: Being an Abridgment, by the Author, of the Chapters Entitled "Civil and Military History" in "The Pictorial History of England," with a Continuation to the Present Time, Volumes 17-18

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C. Knight & Company, 1846 - Great Britain
 

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Page 132 - That the inhabitants of the English colonies in North America, by the immutable laws of nature, the principles of the English constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have the following RIGHTS.
Page 197 - DO, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies, are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states ; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...
Page 183 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Page 212 - On the 17th, it was resolved, that John Wilkes, Esq. having been in this session of parliament expelled the House, was, and is, incapable of being elected a member to serve in this present parliament.
Page 37 - Marriages performed within,' written 'beneath. A dirty fellow invited you in. The parson was seen walking before his shop : a squalid profligate figure, clad in a tattered plaid night-gown, with a fiery face, and ready to couple you for a dram of gin, or roll of tobacco.
Page 142 - I never had heard in any conversation from any person, drunk or sober, the least expression of a wish for a separation, or a hint that such a thing would be advantageous to America.
Page 183 - The gentleman tells us, America is obstinate; America is almost in open rebellion. I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people so dead to all feelings of liberty, as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Page 179 - I sought for merit wherever it was to be found. It is my boast, that I was the first minister who looked for it, and found it, in the mountains of the North.
Page 153 - Single in a cabinet of my own forming ; no aid in the House of Lords to support me, except two peers (Lords Denbigh and Pomfret) ; both the secretaries of state silent, and the lord chief justice, whom I myself brought into office, voting for me yet speaking against me ; the ground I tread upon is so hollow that I am afraid, not only of falling myself but of involving my royal master in my ruin. It is time for me to retire !" He was followed by Sir Francis Dashwood, his incompetent chancellor of...
Page 210 - ... obtain them but by establishing your army upon a permanent footing, and giving your officers good pay. This will induce gentlemen and men of character...

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