The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh, Volume 2

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854 - Canada - 580 pages

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Page 152 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...
Page 156 - ... making no doubt of the concurrence of our two Houses of Parliament when we shall think it convenient for them to meet.
Page 297 - If this be once allowed of, there will need no parliament; all the legislature will be in the king, which is a thing worth considering, and I leave the issue to God and your consciences.
Page 560 - It has been lately observed, that " if the various states of Europe kept and published annually an exact account of their population, noting carefully in a second column the exact age at which the children die, this second column would show the relative merit of the Governments and the comparative happiness of their subjects. A simple arithmetical statement would then, perhaps, be more conclusive than all the arguments which could be produced.
Page 507 - Fancy's flights are subject to thy laws. From thee that bosom-spring of rapture flows, Which only Virtue, tranquil Virtue, knows. When Joy's bright sun has shed his evening ray, And Hope's delusive meteors cease to play ; When clouds on clouds the smiling prospect close, Still through the gloom thy star serenely glows ; Like yon fair orb, she gilds the brow of night With the mild magic of reflected light.
Page 318 - No manifestation of sympathy appears to have been made towards the English Bishops, at the moment of their danger, or of their triumph, by their brethren in Scotland. At a subsequent period, when the prelates of England offered wholesome and honest counsel to their Sovereign, those of Scotland presented an address to him, in which they prayed that "God might give him the hearts of his subjects and the necks of his enemies.
Page 469 - The precious spark of liberty had been kindled and was preserved by the Puritans alone; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution."—Hume, History of England, chap.
Page 500 - At length our mighty Bard's victorious lays Fill the loud voice of universal praise; And baffled Spite, with hopeless anguish dumb. Yields to renown the centuries to come...
Page 104 - ... of others, our innocent subjects, those of the Roman catholic religion, who have, with the hazard of their lives and fortunes, been always assistant to the crown in the worst of rebellions and usurpations, though they lay under discouragements hardly to be named...
Page 296 - King has no such prerogative. Seditious, my Lord, it could not be, nor could it possibly stir up sedition in the minds 'of the people, because it was presented to the King in private and alone • false it could not be...

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