Political Register and Impartial Review of New Books (Google eBook)

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J. Almon, 1769
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Page 185 - Thirdly, the supreme power cannot take from any man any part of his property without his own consent. For the preservation of property being the end of government, and that for which men enter into society, it necessarily supposes and requires that the people should have property, without which they...
Page 186 - ... if any one shall claim a power to lay and levy taxes on the people by his own authority, and without such consent of the people, he thereby invades the fundamental law of property, and subverts the end of government.
Page 228 - They are still base enough to encourage the follies of your age, as they once did the vices of your youth. As little acquainted with the rules of decorum as with the laws of morality, they will not suffer you to profit by experience, nor even to consult the propriety of a bad character.
Page 228 - As well might Verres have returned to Sicily. You have twice escaped, my lord ; beware of a third experiment. The indignation of a whole people, plundered, insulted, and oppressed as they have been, will not always be disappointed.
Page 225 - ... as the encroachments of prerogative. He would be as little capable of bargaining with the minister for places for himself or his dependents, as of descending to mix himself in the intrigues of opposition.
Page 187 - That levying money for or to the use of the crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time, or in other manner, than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page 225 - Conscious of his own weight and importance, his conduct in parliament would be directed by nothing but the constitutional duty of a peer.
Page 185 - Men, therefore, in society having property, they have such a right to the goods, which by the law of the community are theirs, that nobody hath a right to take their substance or any part of it from them without their own consent; without this they have no property at all.
Page 87 - Consider, my Lord, whether this be an extremity to which their fears will permit them to advance...
Page 225 - Compare the natural dignity and importance of the richest peer of England; the noble independence which he might have maintained in parliament, and the real interest and respect which...

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