Views of England, During a Residence of Ten Years; Six of Them as a Prisoner of War

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Parmenter and Norton, Rogers' buildings, rear of no. 12, State-st., 1818 - England - 296 pages

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Page ii - IDE, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners.
Page ii - In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Chart*. and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled, " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned,"...
Page 292 - ... understood him ; a travelling Hottentot himself would be silent, if acquainted only with the language of his country ; but a Frenchman shall talk to you whether you understand his language or not, never troubling his head whether you have learned French, still he keeps up the conversation, fixes his eyes full in your face, and asks a thousand questions which he answers himself -for want of a more satisfactory reply.
Page 58 - ... the ministers and the generals. Thus for instance, Lord' Wellington is not the general of the King, nor of the nation, but of the oligarchy. He was taken from an Irish family, from whose predominancy they thought there was nothing...
Page 58 - The democratick and royal principles are at present entirely banished from the English government, and it is the aristocracy, which, it should seem, ought to be more a protector than the other two, which has performed this work, being united by interest to the rich members of the House of Commons with the sole view of establishing an order of things, which seems to secure their tranquillity and respective fortunes. This union forms a true ministerial oligarchy. "The ministers no longer appertain...
Page 59 - ... the first cause of his fortune, has been cautiously removed from the ministry. "The Regent governs in the name of the King his father, but this Prince on the throne, neither is, nor ever will be any thing more than an automaton. He will see his name, as at present, at the head of publick acts, and great demonstrations of respect will be lavished upon his office; but he will obtain nothing more. The unimportant life which he has led, and which they will endeavour to continue, is a security to...
Page 69 - ... enable their government to cause propositions to be made without dishonour, which are contrary to her ostensible proceedings, aud even suddenly to make a retrograde step in her political resolutions, which an absolute government cannot do without appearing inconsistent with itself. The crafty cabinet then, not only bring new men upon the stage, but at such a crisis, it makes use of men who have openly professed opinions opposite to their own. It has, as may be seen, in this peculiar resource,...
Page 111 - ... England than in all the rest of Europe united. The same thing may be found in many of the most respectable English writers; and, indeed, we need go no further than the records of their assizes for the proof. What must be the state of society in a country, of which the following can be said with truth!
Page 111 - ... England is divided into fifty-two Counties. In each, at their Assizes, forty or fifty criminals at least are condemned ; four times the number are acquitted, because the crime does not appear to be sufficiently proved upon them, although the crime itself, of which they are accused, may be sufficiently proved, and the men really guilty.
Page 69 - For a long time, the speakers of the opposition hare only discussed subjects of little consequence; their speeches are violent to no purpose. The parts are distributed, and the actors acquit themselves with more or lew warmth, according to a concerted plan.

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