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Страница 104 - Party is a body of men united, for promoting by their joint endeavours the national interest, upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
Страница 377 - Without effecting the change so rapidly or so roughly as to shock the feelings and trample on the welfare of the existing generation, it must henceforth be the first and steady purpose of the British Government to establish an English population, with English laws and language, in this Province, and to trust its government to none but a decidedly English Legislature.
Страница 79 - second, having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of " the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between " king and people — and, by the advice of Jesuits and other " wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws, " and having withdrawn himself out of this kingdom — has " abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby
Страница 19 - ... we do declare a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Страница 236 - We must not count with certainty on a continuance of our present prosperity during such an interval ; but unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace, than we may at the present moment.
Страница 376 - Great Britain. I would not impair a single prerogative of the Crown ; on the contrary, I believe that the interests of the people of these Colonies require the protection of prerogatives, which have not hitherto been exercised. But the Crown must, on the other hand, submit to the necessary consequences of representative institutions ; and if it has to carry on the Government in unison with a representative body, it must consent to carry it on by means of those in whom that representative body has...
Страница 381 - This remedy consists in a friendly and peaceful separation from British connection, and a union upon equitable terms with the Great North American Confederacy of Sovereign States.
Страница 377 - I entertain no doubt as to the national character which must be given to Lower Canada ; it must be that of the British Empire...
Страница 146 - Kings.—The notions concerning the divine institution and right of kings, as well as the absolute power belonging to their office, have no foundation in fact or reason, but have risen from an old alliance between ecclesiastical and civil policy. The characters of king and priest have been sometimes blended together; and when they have been divided, as kings have found the great effects wrought in government by the empire which priests obtain over the consciences of mankind, so priests have been...
Страница 79 - That king James II. having endeavoured to subvert the " constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original " contract between king and people ; and having, by " the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, violated " the fundamental laws, and withdrawn himself out of " the kingdom, has abdicated the government, and that the