The Personal Story of the Upper House

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Dutton, 1905 - Constitutional history - 352 pages
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Page 130 - Let him for succour sue from place to place, Torn from his subjects and his son's embrace. First let him see his friends in battle slain, And their untimely fate lament in vain ; And when at length the cruel war shall cease, On hard conditions may he buy his peace ; Nor let him then enjoy supreme command, But fall untimely by some hostile hand, And lie unburied on the barren sand...
Page 135 - My Lord, you and the rest of your friends know not what you do. I know your Master better than you all ; for if this young man be once brought in, the first persons that he will plague must be you that labour for him ; yea, I shall have my part also. The King will teach him to despise and hardly intreat us all, that he may seem to be beholden to none but himself.
Page 133 - I was the justest judge that was in England these fifty years. But it was the justest censure in Parliament that was these two hundred years.
Page 344 - Russell) a great question arises which requires a display of more than ordinary knowledge of history, more accurate learning, more constitutional lore, and more practical wisdom than is to be found in the usual debates of Parliament, I know not where " the general debate, The popular harangue, the tart reply, The logic and the wisdom and the wit...
Page 53 - It is to your ancestors, my lords, it is to the English barons, that we are indebted for the laws and constitution we possess. Their virtues were rude and uncultivated, but they were great and sincere. Their understandings were as little polished as their manners, bat they had hearts to distinguish right from wrong ; they had heads to distinguish truth from falsehood ; they understood the rights of humanity, and they had spirit to maintain them.
Page 222 - EXCISE [a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by WRETCHES hired by those to whom excise is paid ']. 1 The Commissioners of Excise being offended by this severe reflection,!
Page 289 - DEAR Tom, this brown jug that now foams with mild ale (Out of which I now drink to sweet Nan of the vale), Was once Toby Filpot, a thirsty old soul As e'er crack'da bottle, or fathom'da bowl.
Page 128 - And now in court a great person sent for me divers times to attend her, which summons though I obeyed, yet God knoweth I declined coming to her as much as conveniently I could, without incurring her displeasure...
Page 272 - If any man will draw up his case, and put his name at the foot of the first page, I will give him an immediate reply. Where he compels me to turn over the sheet, he must wait my leisure.
Page 190 - Orange should be declared King and Queen of England...

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