Speeches ... on reform of parliament
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Page 3 - Pounds over and above all Rents and Charges payable out of or in respect of the same...
Page 12 - A Senator shall not be capable of being elected or of sitting or voting as a Member of the House of Commons.
Page 9 - An act for enlarging the time of continuance of parliaments, appointed by an act made in the sixth year of the reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, An act for the frequent meeting and calling of parliaments.
Page 2 - Charges payable out of or in respect of the same, shall be entitled to vote in the election of a Knight or Knights of the Shire to serve in any future Parliament for the County, or for the Riding, Parts, or Division of the County, in which such Lands or Tenements shall be respectively situate.
Page 4 - Tenure whatever, for the unexpired Residue, whatever it may be, of any Term originally created for a Period of not less than...
Page 4 - ... in a church, or by promotion to an office ; and that such freehold estate has not been granted or made to you fraudulently, on purpose to qualify you to give your vote...
Page 63 - But an addressing House of Commons, and a petitioning nation; a House of Commons full of confidence, when the nation is plunged in despair; in the utmost harmony with ministers, whom the people regard with the utmost abhorrence; who vote thanks, when the public opinion calls upon them for impeachments; who are eager to grant, when the general voice demands account; who, in all disputes between the people and...
Page 35 - Things of this world are in so constant a flux that nothing remains long in the same state. Thus people, riches, trade, power, change their stations; flourishing mighty cities come to ruin, and prove in time neglected desolate corners, whilst other unfrequented places grow into populous countries filled with wealth and inhabitants.
Page 36 - Catholic claims, and shall conclude this day, by moving that this House will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the state of the Representation.
Page 54 - Freemen to vote in the Election of a Member [or Members] to serve in Parliament for the City [or Borough] of and that my Qualification is as Freeman of and that I reside in Street, in this City [or Borough, or as the Case may be].