The Correspondence of the Late John Wilkes: With His Friends, Printed from the Original Manuscripts, in which are Introduced Memoirs of His Life, Volume 1

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Page 96 - Wilkes, esq. herewith sent you, for being the author and publisher of a most infamous and seditious libel, intitled, The North Briton, No. 45, tending to inflame the minds and alienate the affections of the people from his majesty, and to excite them to traitorous insurrections against the government...
Page 117 - The liberty of all peers and gentlemen, and what touches me more sensibly, that of all the middling and inferior class of people, who stand most in need of protection, is in my case this day to be finally decided upon ; — a question of such importance as to determine at once whether English liberty be a reality or a shadow.
Page 115 - Majefty's commands therein fignified, you will pleafe to obferve, that you no longer continue colonel of the militia for the county of Buckingham. * I cannot, at the fame time, help...
Page 175 - Queen, her crown and dignity, and to be examined touching and concerning the said charge, and lo be further dealt with according to law. Hereof fail not at your peril. Given under my hand and seal this 16th March, 1864.
Page 46 - Chelsea, March 16, 1759. DEAR SIR — I am again your petitioner, in behalf of that great chum'" of literature Samuel Johnson. His black servant, whose name is Francis Barber, has been pressed on board the Stag Frigate, Captain Angel, and our lexicographer is in great distress. He says the boy is a sickly lad, of a delicate frame, and particularly subject to a malady in his throat, which renders him very unfit for his Majesty's service.
Page 112 - My friends are refused admittance to me ; Lord Temple and my brother could not be allowed to see me yesterday. As an Englishman, I must lament that my liberty is thus wickedly taken away : yet I am not unhappy ; for my honour is clear,' my health good, and my spirit unshaken — I believe, indeed, invincible.
Page 164 - ... the authors, printers, and publishers of a seditious and treasonable paper, entitled ' The North Briton,' No. 45, and them, or any of them, having found, to apprehend and seize, together with their papers...
Page 97 - London, and them, or any of them, having found, to apprehend and seize, together with their papers, and to bring in safe custody before me, to be examined concerning the premises, and further dealt with according to law...
Page 127 - We are at a loss to guess what you mean by stolen goods, but such of your papers as do not lead to a proof of your guilt, shall be restored to you ; such as are necessary for that purpose, it was our duty to deliver over to those whose office it is to collect the evidence, and manage the prosecution against you.
Page 72 - III. was held in the most absolute slavery by his mother and her Minister. The first nobles of England were excluded from the King's councils, and the minion disposed of all places of profit and trust.

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