History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons

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J. Almon, 1800 - Great Britain
 

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Page 685 - ... being read, The Houfe refolved itfelf into the faid Committee ; and, after fome time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed the chair, and Mr...
Page 130 - For the motion 14 ; against it 24. (COMMONS.) On the order of the day for the third reading of the Irish Tithe Bill, Mr.
Page 685 - PITT moved the order of the day, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to confider of Ways and Means for railing a fupply granted to His Majefty.
Page 368 - Such has been the precious defence of the slave trade; and such is the argument set up for Austria, in this instance of Venice. " I did not commit the crime of trampling on the independence of Venice. I did not seize on the city; I gave a quid pro quo. It was a matter of barter and indemnity; I gave half a million of human beings to be put under the yoke of France in another district, and I had these people turned over to me in return...
Page 657 - upon the plain of the field of battle, but upon this plain, the floor of this Houfe, that the Conftitution of England has triumphed, and triumphed it has, without the aid of external force; and it was done by the arms which we have flill in our hands.
Page 355 - We must, then, respect in others the indignation which such an act would excite in ourselves; and when we see it established, on the most indisputable testimony, that both at Pilnitz and at Mantua declarations were made to this effect, it is idle to say that, as far as the Emperor and the King of Prussia were concerned, they were not the aggressors in the war. " Oh! but the decree of the 19th of November, 1792.
Page 359 - Bourbon manner ; if they have even fraternized with the people of foreign countries, and pretended to make their cause their own, they have only faithfully followed the Bourbon example. They have constantly had Louis, the grand monarque, in their eye. But it may be said, that this example was long ago, and that we ought not to refer to a period so distant.
Page 354 - I do not know what impression his narrative may make on other gentlemen ; but I will tell him fairly and candidly, he has not convinced me. I continue to think, and until I see better grounds for changing my opinion than any that the right honorable gentleman has this night produced, I shall continue to think, and to say, plainly and explicitly, " that this country was the aggressor in the war.
Page 328 - ... declined in its decay. It has been invariably the same in every period, operating more or less, according as accident or circumstances might assist it; but it has been inherent in the Revolution in all its stages ; it has equally belonged to Brissot, to Robespierre, to Tallien, to Reubel, to Barras, and to every one of the leaders of the Directory, but to none more than to Bonaparte, in whom now all their powers are united.
Page 382 - Ireland from being enslaved, that we presume it precisely the period and the circumstances under which she may best declare her free opinion? Now really, sir, I cannot think that gentlemen who talk in this way about Ireland can, with a good grace, rail at military despotism in France. But it seems " Bonaparte has broken his oaths. He has violated his oath of fidelity to the constitution of the third year.

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