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The Speeches of ... William Pitt in the House of Commons [Ed. by W.S. Hathaway]
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Page 107 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
Page 267 - In his firm opinion, his royal highness the Prince of Wales had as clear, as express a right to assume the reins of government, and exercise the power of sovereignty, during the continuance of the illness and incapacity with which it had pleased God to afflict his Majesty, as in the case of his Majesty's having undergone a natural and perfect demise...
Page 338 - The first point to which I wish to call the attention of the committee, is the amount of what may be considered as the probable future income of the country; and I shall begin by recapitulating the result of the accounts for different years, which have been already stated.
Page 385 - ... you are, by your own principles of commerce, as yet entirely shut out : Africa is known to you only in its skirts. Yet even there you are able to infuse a poison that spreads its contagious effects from one end of it to the other, which penetrates to its very centre, corrupting every part to which it reaches. You there subvert the whole order of nature : you aggravate every natural barbarity, and furnish to every man living on that continent, motives for committing under the name and pretext...
Page 109 - ... no question upon the return for that place ; and if anything shall come in question touching the return or election of any member, he is to withdraw during the time the matter is in debate ; and that all members returned upon double returns do withdraw till their returns are determined.
Page 301 - ... with the truest sincerity the prince expresses his firm conviction, that no event would be more repugnant to the feelings of his royal father, than the knowledge that the government of his son and representative had exhibited the sovereign power of the realm in a state of degradation...
Page 436 - His Majesty has every reason to hope for the cordial co-operation of those powers who are united with His Majesty, by the ties of alliance, or who feel an interest in preventing the extension of anarchy and confusion, and in contributing to the security and tranquillity of Europe.
Page 300 - ... government from its natural and accustomed support, a scheme for disconnecting the authority to command service from the power of animating it by reward ; and for allotting to the Prince all the invidious duties of government, without the means of softening them to the public, by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity.
Page 401 - In this country no man, in consequence of his riches or rank, is so high as to be above the reach of the laws, and no individual is so poor or inconsiderable as not to be within their protection.
Page 298 - King (except as far as relates to the renewal of leases), to the granting any office in reversion, or to the granting, for any other term than during his Majesty's pleasure, any pension, or any office whatever, except such as must by law be granted for life, or during good behaviour ; nor to the granting any rank or dignity of the peerage of this realm to any person except his Majesty's issue, who shall have attained the age of twenty-one years.