Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes of Several of the Most Eminent Persons of the Present Age. Never Before Printed: With an Appendix Consisting of Original, Explanatory, and Scarce Papers, Volume 3

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T. N. Longman, and L. B. Seeley, in Pater-Noster-Row., 1797 - Great Britain - 410 pages

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Page 402 - The worthy gentleman who has been snatched from us at the moment of the election, and in the middle of the contest, whilst his desires were as warm and his hopes as eager as ours, has feelingly told us what shadows we are and what shadows we pursue.
Page 396 - The distinguishing part of our constitution is its liberty. To preserve that liberty inviolate, seems the particular duty and proper trust of a member of the House of Commons. But the liberty, the only liberty I mean, is a liberty connected with order ; that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them.
Page 403 - I confided perhaps too much in my intentions. They were really fair and upright ; and I am bold to say that I ask no ill thing for you when, on parting from this place, I pray that...
Page 401 - I will give way to no other sentiments than those of gratitude. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for what you have done for me. You have given me...
Page 249 - Finding that two gentlemen have been unfortunately engaged in a duel, about a transaction and its circumstances, of which both of them are totally ignorant and innocent ; I think it incumbent...
Page 403 - ... wishing heartily that the choice may be for the best, at a time which calls, if ever time did call, for service that is not nominal. It is no plaything you are about. I tremble when I consider the trust I have presumed to ask.
Page 250 - Their tendency was to incense the mother country against her colonies, and, by the steps recommended, to widen the breach; which they effected. The chief caution expressed with regard to privacy was, to keep their contents from the colony agents, who, the writers apprehended, might return them, or copies of them to America. That apprehension was, it seems, well founded ; for the first agent who laid his hands on them, thought it his duty* to transmit them to his constituents.
Page 402 - What is to come, is in wiser hands than ours; and He, in whose hands it is, best knows whether it is best for you and me that I should be in parliament, or even in the world.
Page 299 - ... of Europe : our nation in a manner without allies or friends, except such as we have hired to destroy our fellow-subjects, and to ravage a country in which we once claimed an invaluable share.
Page 250 - They were not of the nature of private letters between friends. They were written by public officers to persons in public stations, on public affairs, and intended to procure public measures; they were therefore handed to other public persons, who might be influenced by them to produce those measures.

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