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Page 443 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the crown, shall be capable of serving as a member of the house of commons.
Page 442 - Whiibre;x<Ts sentiments, have likewise been recently paraded by Mr. Windham, Secretary of State ; by Mr Tierney, Chairman of the Board of Controul ; by Mr. Sheridan, Treasurer of the Navy ; and are now held, I presume, as the political creed of the whole party. — Gentlemen, in that act of Parliament (12 and 13 Will. 3.) which gave the throne of these kingdoms to his present Majesty, and his family, entitled — " An act for the " further limitation of the crown, and " better securing the rights...
Page 72 - and " Rule Britannia ;" whilst at the other end of the scene, parties of Mr. Sheridan's friends were preceded by a posse of Hibernians from the purlieus of St. Giles's armed with cudgels roaring " Sheridan for ever ! ' Then follows a genuine little bit of English electioneering. ' A banner-bearer carrying at the top of a long pole a cabbage, surmounted by a smoothing iron, such as is generally used by tailors. Next followed a man dressed in the character of an ape borne upon a...
Page 309 - ... anxious to obtrude on the " notice of the public Mr. Paull's praises of me, and still more reluctant " to assist in circulating a very coarse, though impotent, attack on the " Duke of Northumberland and Earl Percy. And as to Mr. Cobbett, " I must again beg leave to differ from the committee. Believe me there " can be no use in continuing to detect and expose the gross and scurri" lous untruths which his nature, his habits, and his cause, compel him
Page 312 - Whenever the leaders of contending parties and factions in a State unite, the history of the world bears evidence, that it never is in favour, but always at the expence of the people ; whose renewed and augmeated pillage pays the scandalous price of the reconciliation.
Page 131 - The Son of an obscure Irish Player, a profession formerly proscribed by our laws; and its followers by various statutes stigmatized as incorrigible rogues and vagabonds. — Possessed of a considerable portion of ribaldry, disgusting obscenity, and dissoluteness of manners, this Harlequin Son of a Mountebank Father was indulged by some few of the depraved Nobility of the age with admission into their society, as a kind of hired Jester, whose grossness of conversation was calculated to stimulate their...
Page 304 - ... a shout of indignant surprise ; and this unusual clamour, in which every voice had been strained to its utmost, being followed by a short interval of comparative silence, a man, from the middle of the crowd, in a very distinct voice, uttered the following words: "Hear! hear! hear!
Page 443 - Whitbread's judgment upon us who hold this opinion, is indeed something milder : he only concludes us to be either fools or rogues — 'either we have not the power or the will to reason upon its consequences.
Page 307 - The people," of whom they talk, as huzzaers, consisted of the play-actors, scene-shifters, candle-snuffers, and mutes of the Theatre, aided by a pretty numerous bevy of those unfortunate females, who are, in some sort, inmates of that mansion.