The Life and Times of Charles James Fox, Volume 2

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Page 42 - That it is now necessary to declare, that, to report any opinion, or pretended opinion, of his Majesty upon any bill, or other proceeding, depending in either House of Parliament, with a view to influence the votes of the members, is a high crime and misdemeanour, derogatory to the honour of the Crown, a breach of the fundamental privileges of Parliament, and subversive of the constitution of this country...
Page 252 - When that nameless thing which has been lately set up in France was described as "the most stupendous and glorious edifice of liberty which had been erected on the foundation of human integrity in any time or country...
Page 325 - desirous of maintaining friendship and peace with England, she " must show herself disposed to renounce her views of aggression " and aggrandizement, and to confine herself within her own territory, " without insulting other Governments, without disturbing their " tranquillity, without violating their rights.
Page 191 - ... natural and accustomed support, a scheme for disconnecting the authority to command service, from the power of animating it by reward; and for allotting to the prince all the invidious duties of government, without the means of softening them to the public, by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity.
Page 138 - Wharton, the scorn and wonder of our days, Whose ruling passion was the lust of praise: Born with whate'er could win it from the wise, Women and fools must like him or he dies; Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke, The club must hail him master of the joke.
Page 44 - At twelve o'clock on the following night a messenger delivered to the two secretaries of state his majesty's orders, " That they should deliver up the seals of their offices, and send them by the under secretaries, Mr. Frazer and Mr. Nepean, as a personal interview on the occasion would be disagreeable to him.
Page 35 - The little cavils of parties will not be heard where freedom and happiness will be felt. There is not a tongue, a nation, or religion in India, which will not bless the presiding care and manly beneficence of this House, and of him who proposes to you this great work.
Page 296 - ... giving in some public and unequivocal manner a pledge of their intention no longer to foment troubles, or to excite disturbances against other governments.
Page 176 - If there be a doubt about her previous conversion, consider the circumstances in which you stand : the King not feeling for you as a father ought ; the Duke of York professedly his favourite, and likely to be married to the King's wishes ; the nation full of its old prejudices against Catholics, and justly dreading all disputes about succession.
Page 132 - Britain was not thus blest by nature ; but, on the contrary, it possessed, through the happy freedom of its constitution, and the equal security of its laws, an energy in its enterprise, and a stability in its exertions, which had gradually raised it to a...

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