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Page 416 - Every other idea, and every other end that have been mixed with this, as the making of the church an engine, or even an ally of the state ; converting it into the means of strengthening or diffusing influence ; or regarding it as a support of regal in opposition to popular forms of government, have served only to debase the institution, and to introduce into it numerous corruptions and abuses.
Page 382 - I represent before you a principle, a cause, and a defeat. The principle is the sovereignty of the people ; the cause is that of the Empire ; the defeat is that of Waterloo. The principle — you have recognised it ; the cause — you have served in it ; the defeat — you would revenge it.
Page 65 - I cannot, therefore, expect that I shall be very long in this world. It is under this impression that I tell you that while I know that the law of the land considers it impossible that I should do wrong, — that, while I know there is no earthly power which can call me to account — this only makes me the more deeply sensible of the responsibility under which I stand to that Almighty Being before whom we must all one day appear. When that day shall come, you will know whether I am sincere in the...
Page 269 - ... shall, at the same time, place in the hands of that Agent the necessary instructions to the Commanders of his sea and land forces, to withdraw immediately from Arabia, and from all the Holy Cities which are therein situated; from the Island of Candia; from the district of Adana ; and from...
Page 415 - That this House resolve itself into a committee of the whole House, in order to consider the present state of the church establishment in Ireland, with the view of applying any surplus of the revenues not required for the spiritual care of its members to the general education of all classes of the people, without distinction of religious persuasion.
Page 323 - Bries, which, you know, once fully cultivated, became floodedwhen the inhabitants. who were chiefly Protestants, left the country on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes ; and what is very curious, I see in the newspapers of the day that he has got a grant of two millions of francs from the Chambers to begin the draining of these very marshes.
Page 47 - He could devise no better mode than that of compelling the planter to fix a price on the labourer at the time of his apprenticeship, and by enacting, that the wages to be paid by the master should bear such a proportion to the price fixed by him, that for the whole of his spare time, if given to the master, the negro should receive one-twelfth of his price annually.
Page 80 - He is a practised orator, and a powerful debater. I am not. I speak but seldom in parliament, and always with reluctance in an assembly where I meet with no sympathy from an unwilling majority. He knows full well...
Page 12 - ... preservation of the public peace, and to the maintenance of the authority of the law, in your respective counties. I trust that the advantages enjoyed by all my subjects under our free constitution will be duly appreciated and cherished ; that relief, from any real causes of complaint, will be sought only through legitimate channels; that all irregular and illegal proceedings will be discountenanced and resisted ; and that the establishment of internal tranquillity and order will prove that the...