The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine (now Lord Erskine) when at the Bar: On Subjects Connected with the Liberty of the Press, Against Constructive Treasons, and on Miscellaneous Subjects, Volume 2
Eastburn, Kirk & Company, 1813
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Página 470 - others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity. And the said Attorney General of our said Lord the King, for our said Lord the King, further giveth the Court here to understand and be informed, that at a certain other special
Página 354 - this imposition, she would have borne any useful or constitutional burden to support the parent state.—" For that service, for all service," said Mr. Burke, " whether of revenue, trade, or empire, my " trust is in her interest in the British constitution. My " hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows '•' from common names, from kindred blood, from similar
Página 355 - with your governments, they will cling and grapple to " you, and no force under heaven will be of power to tear " them from their allegiance. But let it be once understood, " that your government may be one thing, and their privi" leges another; that these two things may exist without any " mutual relation; the cement is gone; the cohesion is
Página 375 - When a man doth compass or imagine the death of our " Lord the King—or of our Lady his Queen; or of their *' eldest son and heir ; or if a man do levy war against THE " KING in his realm, or be adherent to the King's
Página 252 - when a man doth compass or imagine the death of " our Lord the King, &c. and thereof be upon sufficient " proof, provablement, attainted of open deed, by people " of his condition : the words of the statute descriptive of " the offence, must, THEREFORE, be strictly pursued in
Página 292 - The power of the Crown, almost dead and rotten as " prerogative, has grown up anew, with much more strength " and far less odium, under the name of influence. An " influence which operated without noise and violence; " which converted the very antagonist into the instrument of " power; which contained in itself a perpetual principle of
Página 577 - profession, Oh ! for a lodge in some vast wilderness. Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more !
Página 355 - will be their obedience. Slavery they can have any *' where. It is a weed that grows in every soil. They " may have it from Spain, they may have it from Prussia. " But until you become lost to all feeling of your true
Página 290 - of business may have introduced, this character can " never be sustained, unless the House of Commons shall be " made to bear some stamp of the actual disposition of the " people at large : it would (among public misfortunes) be " an evil more natural and tolerable, that the House of