A Letter to Lord Viscount Castlereagh, K. G.

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Robert Stodart...by John M'Creery, 1819 - Great Britain - 46 pages
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Page 45 - Most excellent princes," says the venerable matron, "fathers of your country! pity and respect my age, which has hitherto flowed in an uninterrupted course of piety. Since I do not repent, permit me to continue in the practice of my ancient rites. Since I am born free, allow me to enjoy my domestic institutions. This religion has reduced the world under my laws. These rites have repelled Hannibal from the city, and the Gauls from the Capitol. Were my grey hairs reserved for such intolerable disgrace?
Page 45 - Were my grey hairs reserved for such intolerable disgrace? I am ignorant of the new system that I am required to adopt; but I am well assured that the correction of old age is always an ungrateful and ignominious office.
Page 7 - I am as convinced as I am of my own existence, that his wife was the first and only woman with whom he enjoyed the pleasures of love.
Page iii - The existing law did not prescribe any mode of giving notice or superintendence by magistrates. It in no way regulated the manner of attending meetings. It did not prohibit going to meetings in military array, or carrying to them weapons. It did not prevent simultaneous meetings, nor the continuance of meetings by adjournment. It did not prevent assembling with flags and banners If seditious or treasonable language were spoken, it did not, besides empowering a magistrate to order the person offending...
Page 11 - Caesar, that it was easier to do some things than to defend them. were joined on the common by the dangerous rabble of " Bolton, who were all armed with bludgeons, and RUMOUR " SAYS with arms ! !" Rumour is the only talker who now says any thing that is listened to.
Page 10 - ... makers will sell to none but known friends, and will enter into no conversation with strangers (excepting in a single instance) on the subject. I have, &c.
Page 46 - Lordship will find this prayer very little altered from the supplication addressed to the last of the tyrants of the West. The sovereigns did not listen to the orator. The altar of Victory was removed from the Senate House.
Page xii - He should be the last man to propose, or recommend, any additional restrictions on the Liberty of the Press; for he regarded it as one of the best securities of public freedom !"* Now this was said by Lord Liverpool, who knew, that the imposition of a Censorship had * Timet, Dec.
Page 26 - ... his imprisonment had already in some degree given rise to ? This was what the plaintiff had to complain of. The learned and ingenious counsel for Mr Clement might attempt to protect his client by general observations on the liberty of the press. He (Mr Scarlett) would tell the jury what he thought of the liberty of the press. He considered the liberty of the press, and the Habeas Corpus Act, and trial by 'jury, as sacred parts of the Constitution. The people of England had enjoyed the liberty...
Page 34 - Temporary bills had been passed every three or " four years, to check the mischief which had arisen from " these tumultuous meetings ; and yet, during the whole •" of the last twenty-five years, it had continued to exist " with little interruption ; " J and, he might have added, without any mischief.

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