The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords from the Restoration in 1660 to the Present Time: Containing the Most Remarkable Motions, Speeches, Debates, Orders and Resolutions, Volume 8

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Page 246 - ... determinations are without influence upon each other? If either the example or authority of the Commons can divert us from following our own convictions, we are no...
Page 184 - But the use of those things which are simply hurtful, hurtful in their own nature, and in every degree, is to be prohibited. None, my lords, ever heard in any nation of a tax upon theft or adultery, because a tax implies a license granted for the use of that which is taxed, to all who shall be willing to pay it.
Page 179 - ... from it. It has been urged, that where fo great a number have formed expectations of a national benefit from any bill, fo much deference, at leaft, is due to their judgment, as that the bill fhould be confidered in a committee.
Page 244 - We are, indeed, desired to try how far this law will operate, that we may be more able to proceed with due regard to this valuable manufacture. With regard to the operation of the law, it appears to me that it will only enrich the government without reforming the people; and I believe there are not many of a different opinion. If any diminution of the sale of spirits...
Page 124 - Awards as aforesaid, except by the special permission of the Lord High Admiral, or Our Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral for the Time being.
Page 247 - ... wheelbarrows, on which the laudable trade of thimble and button might be carried on for the support of the war, and shoeboys might contribute to the defence of the house of Austria by raffling for apples.
Page 240 - In vindication of this bill, my Lords, we have been told that the present law is ineffectual ; that our manufacture is not to be destroyed, or not this year; that the security offered by the present bill has induced great numbers to subscribe to the new fund ; that it has been approved by the Commons ; and that, if it be found ineffectual, it may be amended another session. All these...
Page 182 - You are going to lay a tax, and consequently to indulge a sort of drunkenness, which almost necessarily produces a breach of every one of the ten commandments? Can you expect the reverend bench will approve of this? I am convinced they...
Page 244 - ... to try how far this law will operate, that we may be more able to proceed with due regard to this valuable manufacture. With regard to the operation of the law, it appears to me that it will only enrich the government without reforming the people, and I believe there are not many of a different opinion : if any diminution of the sale of spirits be expected from it, it is to be...
Page 244 - ... omitted part of our duty, and have neglected the health and virtue of the people. I cannot, my lords, yet discover why a reprieve is desired for this manufacture.

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