Works of Henry Lord Brougham: Speeches

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Page 200 - ... deprived of its solemn service. She has instead of that solemnity, the heartfelt prayers of the people. She wants no prayers of mine. But I do here pour forth my humble supplications at the Throne of Mercy, that that mercy may be poured down upon the people, in a larger measure than the merits of its rulers may deserve, and that your hearts may be turned to justice ! [Mr.
Page 266 - Providence to govern three branches of the one family, namely, Austria, Prussia, and Russia; thus confessing that the Christian world, of which they and their people form a part, has, in reality, no other sovereign than him to whom alone power really belongs, because in him alone are found all the treasures of love, science, and infinite wisdom, that is to say, God, our Divine Saviour, the Word of the Most High, the Word of Life.
Page 197 - I shall not infringe the terms of the restriction by proposing, at any period, a connection of a more particular nature. I shall now finally close this disagreeable correspondence, trusting that, as we have completely explained ourselves to each other, the rest of our lives will be passed in uninterrupted tranquillity. " I am, madam, with great truth, Very sincerely yours, , (Signed)
Page 236 - When all the resources of the most ingenious cruelty hurried her to a fate without parallel — if not so clamorous, they did not feel the least of all the members of the community — their grief was in truth too deep for utterance — sorrow clung round their bosoms, weighed upon their tongues, stifled every sound — and, when all the rest of mankind, of all sects and of all...
Page 199 - ... the stem of the tree. Save that country that you may continue to adorn it ; save the Crown, which is in jeopardy, the Aristocracy, which is shaken; save the Altar, which must stagger from the shock that rends its kindred Throne.
Page 197 - ... nature has not made us suitable to each other. Tranquil and comfortable society is, however, in our power ; let our intercourse, therefore, be restricted to that, and I will distinctly subscribe to the condition which you required, through Lady Cholmondeley, that even in the event...
Page 12 - That licentiousness has indeed of late years appeared to despise all the bounds which had once been prescribed to the attacks on private character, insomuch that there is not only no personage so important or exalted — for of that I do not complain — but no person so humble, harmless, and retired, as to escape the defamation which is daily and hourly poured forth by the venal crew, to gratify the idle curiosity, or still less excusable malignity, of the public ; to mark out for the indulgence...
Page 214 - ... but the grave has closed over her unrelenting persecutions. Unrelenting I may well call them, for they have not spared her ashes. The evil passions which beset her steps in life, have not ceased to pursue her memory, with a resentment more relentless, more implacable than death.
Page 219 - Brougham applied to the court for a rule to show cause why a criminal information should not be filed against the Rev.
Page 154 - What tumult had happened at that time that induced you to take that name ?" " I was warned that the witnesses against the Queen might run some risk if they were known...

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