The Beauties of the British Senate: Taken from the Debates of the Lords and Commons, from the Beginning of the Administration of Sir Robert Walpole, to the End of the Second Session of the Administration of the Right Hon. William Pitt : Being an Impartial Selection Of, Or Faithful Extracts From, the Most Eminent Speeches ... , with the Names of the Members, to Whom They are Ascribed, Annexed Thereto : to which is Prefixed, the Life of Sir Robert Walpole, Volume 2
John Stockdale, 1786 - 351 pages
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Page 61 - With us no pride erects stately monuments, which repair the mischiefs which pride had produced, and which adorn a country out of its own spoils. England has erected no churches, no hospitals, no palaces, no schools. England has built no bridges, made no high roads, cut no navigations, dug out no reservoirs.
Page 302 - And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate.
Page 309 - Taxation is no part of the governing or legislative power. The taxes are a voluntary gift and grant of the Commons alone.
Page 301 - And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies ; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Page 279 - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: so Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent.
Page 43 - That it does not increase, but diminishes, the influence of the crown, in order to promote the interests of certain ministers and their party. 4thly. That it deeply affects the national credit. As to the...
Page 45 - ... of mankind at large, ought to be some way or other exercised ultimately for their benefit. If this is true with regard to every species of political dominion and every description...
Page 50 - ... living, and their consolation in death; a nobility of great antiquity and renown; a multitude of cities, not exceeded in population and trade by those of the first class in Europe; merchants and bankers, individual...
Page 47 - Indeed, my observation has furnished me with nothing that is to be found in any habits of life or education, which tends wholly to disqualify men for the functions of government, but that, by which the power of exercising...
Page 310 - ... America, represented in their several assemblies, have ever been in possession of the exercise of this, their .constitutional right, of giving and granting' their own money. They would have been slaves if they had not enjoyed it. At the same time, this kingdom, as the supreme governing and legislative power, has always bound the colonies by her laws, by her regulations, and restrictions in trade, in navigation, in manufactures, in every thing, except that of taking their money out of their pockets...