Narratives of State Trials in the Nineteenth Century: First Period. From the Union with Ireland to the Death of George the Fourth, 1801-1830, Volume 2

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1882 - Great Britain

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Page 335 - As Lord Cholmondeley informs me that you wish I would define, in writing, the terms upon which we are to live, I shall endeavour to explain myself upon that head with as much clearness, and with as much propriety as the nature of the subject will admit. Our inclinations are not in our power, nor should either of us be held answerable to the other because nature has not made us suitable to each other.
Page 283 - Samuel Bamford, Guilty of assembling with unlawful banners an unlawful assembly, for the purpose of moving and inciting the liege subjects of our sovereign lord the king to contempt and hatred of the government and constitution of the realm, as by law established, and attending at the same.
Page 255 - the most extraordinary compound of talent, wit, buffoonery, obstinacy, and good feeling — in short, a medley of the most opposite qualities, with a great preponderance of good — that I ever saw in any character in my life.
Page 253 - I am one of those who have probably passed a longer period of my life engaged in war than most men, and principally, I may say, in civil war; and I must say this— that if I could avoid, by any sacrifice whatever, even one month of civil war in the country to which I am attached, I would sacrifice my life in order to do it (cheers).
Page 175 - Four millions in distress — four millions embarrassed — one million and a half fear distress — half a million live in splendid luxury. Our brothers in Ireland are in a worse state — the climax of misery is complete, it can go no farther. Death would now be a relief to millions, arrogance, folly and crimes have brought affairs to this dread crisis.
Page 335 - Cholmondeley, that even in the event of any accident happening to my daughter, which I trust Providence in its mercy will avert, I shall not infringe the terms of the restriction by proposing, at any period, a connection of a more particular nature.
Page 411 - The Queen does not avail herself of her right to appear before the committee ; for to her the details of the measure must be a matter of indifference; and, unless the course of these unexampled proceedings should bring the bill before the other branch of the legislature, she will make no reference whatever to the treatment experienced by her during the last 25 years.
Page 253 - In such a crisis the hand of every man is raised against his neighbour, against his brother, and against his father; servant betrays master, and the whole scene ends in confusion and devastation.
Page 154 - My health having suffered by long and close confinement, and my oppressors being resolved to deprive me of property or life, I submit to robbery to protect myself from murder, in the hope that I shall live to bring the delinquents to justice.71 As a matter of fact, the authorities had not finished with him.
Page 302 - Jury was sworn, who, on the following day, returned true bills of indictment against Arthur Thistlewood, William Davidson, James Ings, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, James William Wilson, John Harrison, Richard Bradburn, John Shaw Strange, James Gilchrist, and Charles Cooper, for high treason.

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