The Historical Register: Containing an Impartial Relation of All Transactions, Foreign and Domestick. For the Year 1716-1738, Volume 19

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Página 93 - Burthens on my People. Gentlemen of the Houfe of Commons, " I return you my Thanks for the...
Página 184 - It is usual," said that sagacious statesman, " for some people to make motions rather to fix unpopular things on others, than to have any information for themselves : they make motions in order to make a figure in the votes, which are sent to all parts of the nation, and to serve some particular ends of their own. When a negative is put upon any such motion, they are then ready to cry out, ' We would have relieved you, we would have extricated you from...
Página 340 - ... difciplined to his own meafures, that they knew no other command but from that perfon who gave them their pay. This was a fafe and moft ingenious way of enflaving a nation. It was. very well known, that arbitrary power, if it was open and avowed, would never prevail here; the...
Página 341 - ... record it to posterity. This is a season of virtue and public spirit. Let us take advantage of it to repeal those laws which infringe our liberties, and introduce such as may restore the vigour of our ancient constitution. Human nature is so very corrupt, that all obligations lose their force, unless they are frequently renewed.
Página 102 - Part of Great Britain called Scotland, It was moved to refolve, That it is the Opinion of this Houfe, that any Perfon or Perfons taking upon him or them to engage any Peers of Scotland, by Threats, Promife of Place or Penfion, or any Reward or Gratuity...
Página 207 - Addrefs mould be prefented to his Majefty, that he would be gracioufly pleafed to...
Página 339 - He, Sir, was a prince of unruly appetites, and of an arbitrary will ; he was impatient of every restraint ; the laws of God and man fell equally a sacrifice, as they stood in the way of his avarice, or...
Página 344 - Elections ; thai will reftore the decayed Authority of Parliaments, and will put our Conftitution into a natural Condition of working out her own Cure. Upon the whole, I am of Opinion, that I...
Página 101 - Confeqoence the Conftitution of the whole Kingdom ; by Means of fuch an Election, an ambitious Minifter may make Ufe of the Power of the Crown, at one Time, to deftroy the Intereft of the Crown ; at another,, to opprefs the Liberty of his Fellow Subjects ; je£ts -, and, by different Turns, protect himfelf from the juft Refentment of both.
Página 341 - Revolution, it was certainly intended as declaratory of their first meaning: and therefore stands a part of that original contract, under which the constitution was then settled. His Majesty's title to the Crown is primarily derived from that contract ; and if, upon a review, there shall appear to be any deviations from it, we ought to treat...

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