A history of the political life of the rt. hon. W. Pitt, by John Gifford, Volume 2

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Page 119 - ... 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 434 - ... be attempted, and that any friend of his could concur in such measures, (he was far, very far, from believing they could,) he would abandon his best friends, and join with his worst enemies to oppose either the means or the end...
Page 121 - Pitt, nor proper, to suggest to the prince the restraint he proposes against the prince's granting away the king's real and personal property. The prince does not conceive, that, during the king's life, he is, by law, entitled to make any such grant ; and he is sure, that he has never shown the smallest inclination to possess any such power.
Page 117 - ... disjoining 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 120 - If attention to what is presumed might be his majesty's feelings and wishes on the happy day of his recovery be the object, it is 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 438 - ... against their masters ; tradesmen against their customers ; artificers against their employers; tenants against their landlords: curates against their bishops; and children against their parents. That this cause of theirs was not an enemy to servitude, but to society. He wished the house to consider, how the members would like to have their mansions pulled down and pillaged, their persons abused, insulted, and destroyed; their title deeds brought out and burned before their faces...
Page 72 - Whereas the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons assembled at Westminster, lawfully, fully and freely representing all the estates of the people of this realm...
Page 440 - What we did was in truth and substance, and in a constitutional light ; — a revolution not made, but prevented. We took solid securities : we settled doubtful questions: we corrected anomalies in our law. In the staple, fundamental parts of our constitution, we made no revolution ; no, nor any alteration at all.
Page 113 - Majesty; with provisions, nevertheless, that the care of his Majesty's royal person, and the management of his Majesty's household, and the direction and appointment of the officers and servants therein, should be in the Queen, under such regulations as may be thought necessary.
Page 114 - 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.

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