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Page 87 - laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows; While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes ; Youth at the prow, and Pleasure at the helm ; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That hush'd in grim repose
Page 166 - is imputed to them as a crime ; but the imputation shall not discourage me. It is a liberty which I hope no gentleman will be afraid to exercise ; it is a liberty by which the gentleman who calumniates it might have profited. He ought to have desisted from his
Page 309 - for reversing the adjudications of the house of commons, whereby John Wilkes, esq. has been adjudged incapable of being elected a member to serve in this present parliament, and the freeholders of the county of Middlesex have been deprived of one of their legal representatives.
Page 287 - name of Stuart of itself is only contemptible ; armed with the sovereign authority, their principles are formidable —the prince who imitates their conduct should be warned by their example, and, while he plumes himself upon the security of his title to the throne, should remember, that, as it was acquired by one revolution, it may be lost by another.
Page 162 - is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom : youth is the season of credulity. By comparing events with each other, reasoning from effects to causes, methinks I plainly discover the traces of an overruling influence. I have had the honor to serve the crown ; and,
Page 168 - is the fund which carried you triumphantly through the last war ; this is the price America pays you for her protection ; and shall a miserable financier come with a boast that he can fetch a pepper-corn into the exchequer at the loss of millions to the nation ? I know the valor of your troops—I know the skill of your
Page 167 - kingdom ? If they are not, he has misapplied the national treasures. I am no courtier of America—I maintain that parliament has a right to bind, to restrain America. Our legislative power over the colonies is sovereign and supreme. The honorable gentleman tells us, he understands not the difference between
Page 323 - Permit me, sire, farther to observe, that whoever has already dared, or shall hereafter endeavour, by false insinuations and suggestions) to alienate your majesty's affections from your loyal subjects in general, and from the city of London in particular, is an enemy to
Page 167 - of law: but what, after all, do the cases of Chester and Durham prove, but that under the most arbitrary reigns, parliament were ashamed of taxing a people without their consent, and allowed them representatives ? A higher and better example might have been taken from Wales : that principality was never taxed by parliament till it was incorporated with
Page 163 - When I ceased to serve his majesty as a minister, it was not the country of the man by which I was moved, but the man of that country held principles incompatible with freedom. It is a long time, Mr. Speaker, since I have attended in parliament; when the resolution was taken in this house to tax America, I was ill in