Memoirs of the Life and Times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan, Volume 3

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Page 181 - That it is now necessary to declare, that to report any opinion, or pretended opinion of his Majesty upon any bill or other proceeding depending in either House of Parliament, with a view to influence the votes of the members, is a high crime and misdemeanour, derogatory to the honour of the Crown, a breach of the fundamental privileges of Parliament, and subversive of the Constitution of this country.
Page 283 - Consider the lilies of the field; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Page 419 - I am aware, my lords, that truth is to be sought only by slow and painful progress; I know also that error is in its nature flippant and compendious ; it hops with airy and fastidious levity over proofs and arguments, and perches upon assertion, which it calls conclusion.
Page 353 - The Prince of Wales learns from Mr. Pitt's letter that the proceedings in parliament are now in a train which enables Mr. Pitt, according to the intimation in his former...
Page 352 - Servants. I beg leave to add that their Ideas are formed on the supposition that His Majesty's Illness is only temporary, and may be of no long duration.
Page 503 - An act for granting certain duties in the British colonies and plantations in America ; for allowing a drawback of the duties of customs upon the exportation from this kingdom of 'coffee and...
Page 355 - The prince, however, holding as he does, that it is an undoubted and fundamental principle of this constitution, that the powers and prerogatives of the crown are vested there as a trust for the benefit of the people ; and that they are sacred...
Page 514 - ... thanks to Heaven, I am not a beggar!" "No kindred and no friends!" repeated the old man. "No father — no brother — no wife — no sister!'' "None! No one to care whether I live or die," answered the stranger, with a mixture of pride and sadness in his voice. " But, as the song has it : " ' I care for nobody— no, not I, For nobody cares for me...
Page 43 - I laid me down upon a bank, Bewailing my sad fate, That doomed me thus the slave of love And cruel Molly's hate; How can she break the honest heart That wears her in its core? Ah!
Page 502 - ... an Act passed in the twelfth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled " An Act for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in capite and by Knights Service, and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon His Majesty in lieu thereof...

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