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Page 83 - They stood aloof, the scars remaining, Like cliffs which had been rent asunder ; A dreary sea now flows between ; — But neither heat, nor frost, nor thunder, Shall wholly do away, I ween, The marks ofthat which once hath been." Men of all parties, whether approving or condemning the measures of 1829 and 1846, agreed that Sir
Page 216 - If all mankind, minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."— On Liberty,
Page 103 - For this is not the liberty which we can hope, that no grievance ever should arise in the commonwealth, — that let no man in the world expect: but when complaints are freely heard, deeply considered, and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men
Page 556 - The discretion of the judge is the law of tyrants. It is always unknown; it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst, it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is liable.
Page 146 - The landed interest alone had a right to be represented," he said ; " as for the rabble, who have nothing but personal property, what hold has the nation of them ? " Need it be told that the jury returned a verdict of guilty ? And now the judges renewed their reflections upon the
Page 377 - avoid, by any sacrifice whatever, even one month of civil war in the country to which I am attached, I would sacrifice my life in order to do it." He added, that when the Irish rebellion of 1798 had been suppressed, the Legislative Union had been proposed in the next year, mainly for
Page 76 - careful review of institutions, civil and ecclesiastical, undertaken in a friendly temper, combining with the firm maintenance of established rights the correction of proved abuses and the redress of real grievances." He also promised a fair consideration to municipal reform, the question of church rates, and other measures affecting the Church and Dissenters. — Ann.
Page 26 - they were easily overthrown, and replaced by the strangely composite ministry of the Duke of ,Grafton, consisting, according to Burke, " of patriots and courtiers, king's friends and Republicans, Whigs and Tories, treacherous friends and open enemies.
Page 18 - Party is a body of men united, for promoting by their joint endeav.ors the national interest, upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
Page 226 - that the motives and objects of the persons to be assembled thereat, are not the fair legal exercise of constitutional rights and privileges, but to bring into hatred and contempt the government and constitution of the United Kingdom, as by law established, and to accomplish alterations in the laws and constitution of the realm, by intimidation, and the demonstration of physical force.

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