A Complete Collection of the Genuine Papers, Letters, &c. in the Case of John Wilkes, Esq, Volume 1

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1769 - Great Britain - 261 pages
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Page 257 - I lament to see it sunk even to prostitution. What a shame was it to see the security of this country. in point of military force, complimented away, contrary to the opinion of royalty itself, and sacrificed to the prejudices and to the ignorance of a set of people the most unfit, from every consideration, to be consulted on a matter relative to the security of the house of Hanover!
Page 176 - ... fight, that the anfwer is not at all conformable to the demand. We wanted to be informed, If the court of Spain intended to join the French, our enemies, to make war on Great Britain ; or to depart from their neutrality...
Page 42 - Martin then came up and desired to give him every assistance in his power. Mr. Wilkes replied that Mr. Martin had behaved like a man of honour, that he was killed, and insisted on Mr. Martin's making his immediate escape, that no creature should know from Mr.
Page 105 - Lordmip for the fubjec't of this dedication is, that you are faid, by former dedicators, to cultivate with fuccefs the polite arts. They ought to have gone further, and to have fhewn how liberally you have rewarded all men of genius.
Page 122 - He has served the public in all those points, where the good of the nation coincided with his own private views ; and in no other.
Page 119 - Chatham has known the fweets of private friendfhip, and the fine feelings of humanity, as little as even Lord Mansfield. They are both formed to be admired, not beloved. A proud, infolent, overbearing, ambitious man is always full of the ideas of his own importance, and vainly imagines himfelf fuperior to the equality neceffary among real friends, in all the moments of true enjoyment. Friendfhip is...
Page 228 - The feixure of my papers was condemned judicially. The out-lawry, fo long the topic of virulent abufe, is at laft declared to have been contrary to law; and on the ground firft taken by my learned counfel, Mr. Serjeant Glynn, is formally reverfed.
Page 228 - I have fhewn to the conviction of all mankind, that my enemies have trampled on the laws, and been actuated by the fpirit of tyranny and arbitrary power.
Page 28 - I received the inclofed letter from the earl of Egremont : in confequence of his Majefty's commands therein fignified, you will pleafe to obferve, that you no longer continue colonel of the militia for the county of Buckingham.
Page 253 - I will venture to say he must by this time be ashamed of; for he has been brought to confess the total want of that knowledge accuracy, and precision by which such immense advantages both of trade and territory were sacrificed to our inveterate enemies.

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