The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George the Third, Volume 18

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Page 162 - Nort'i moved in the House of Commons for leave to bring in a bill "for the better regulating the government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Page 12 - ... if he were to put all the political information which he had learned from books, all which he had gained from science, and all which any knowledge of the world and its affairs had taught him, into one scale, and the improvement which he had derived from his Right Honourable Friend's instruction and conversation were placed in the other, he should be at a loss to decide to which to give the preference.
Page 108 - to put the King of France in a situation to establish, in perfect liberty, the foundations of a monarchical government equally agreeable to the rights of sovereigns and the welfare of the French.
Page 281 - ... negotiation on the part of the enemy, with an earnest desire to give it the fullest and speediest effect, and to conclude a treaty of general peace, whenever it can be effected on just and suitable terms for himself and his allies.
Page 30 - It certainly," said Mr. Burke, " was indiscretion at any period, but especially at his time of life, to provoke enemies, or to give his friends occasion to desert him ; yet, if his firm and steady adherence to the British constitution placed him in such a dilemma, he would risk all, and, as public duty and public prudence taught him, with his last words exclaim, 'Fly from the French constitution.
Page 27 - He could not account for it, unless it was that Canada having been formerly a French colony, there might be an opportunity of reviving those titles of honour, the extinction of which some gentlemen so much deplored, and to revive in the West that spirit of chivalry which had fallen into disgrace in a neighbouring country.
Page 12 - he asked , "warrant the idea that he was a friend to Democracy? He declared himself equally the enemy of all absolute forms of government, whether an absolute Monarchy, an absolute Aristocracy, or an absolute Democracy He was adverse to all extremes, and a friend only to a mixed government like our own , in which , if the Aristocracy, or indeed either of the three branches of the Constitution, were destroyed , the good effect of the whole and the happiness derived under it would, in his mind , be...
Page 11 - ... 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 28 - On that revolution, he adhered to his opinion, and never would retract one syllable of what he had said. He repeated, that he thought it, on the whole, one of the most glorious events in the history of mankind.
Page 266 - I have done, said, or written, be forgotten, but this. I have struggled with the great and the little on this point, during the greater part of my active life; and I wish after death, to have my defiance of the judgments of those, who consider the dominion of the glorious Empire given by an incomprehensible dispensation of the Divine Providence into our hands...

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