Life of William, Earl of Shelburne, Afterwards First Marquess of Landsdowne: With Extracts from His Papers and Correspondence, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 1876
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Page 240 - History and Present State of Discoveries relating to Vision, Light, and Colour.
Page 125 - Britain, any special duties imposed on their exportation to us only with intention to raise a revenue from us only are as much taxes upon us as those imposed by the Stamp Act . . . Here, then, my dear countrymen, ROUSE yourselves and behold the ruin hanging over your heads.
Page 261 - I'm alive ; To take the Crown at eighteen years, The wife at twenty-five. The myst'ry how shall we explain, For sure, as Dowdeswell said, Thus early if they're fit to reign They must be fit to wed. Quoth Tom to Dick— Thou art a fool, And little know'st of life, Alas ! 'tis easier far to rule A kingdom, than a wife.
Page 298 - twas I — I forged the letter. I disposed the picture, I hated, I despised, and I destroy. I ask, my Lords, whether the revengeful temper attributed by poetic fiction only to the bloody African, is not surpassed by the coolness and apathy...
Page 47 - ... At the same time, his Grace will give him leave to suggest that, until he is able to move towards London, it is by no means practicable for him to enter into discussions of business.
Page 213 - I could not suppose that a single peer remained in the House. It seemed as if the mob had broke in : and they certainly acted in a very extraordinary manner. One of the heads of this mob — for there were two — was a Scotchman. I heard him call out several times, " Clear the Hoose ! Clear the Hoose ! " The face of the other was hardly human ; for he had contrived to put on a nose of...
Page 109 - That the annexing any clause or clauses to a bill of aid or supply, the matter of which is foreign to, and different from, the matter of the said bill of aid or supply, is unparliamentary, and tends to the destruction of the constitution of this government.
Page 279 - ... England by the great proprietors of estates, the consequential decrease of trade and farms, which in their turn produced emigrations, the revenue was almost gone, and necessary cash did not remain either to carry on government, commerce, or common traffic ; hence the patriots had determined to propose a tax of two shillings in the pound on the estates of all who should not reside in Ireland. Lord North, sensible of the necessity and of the abuses, had promised Lord Harcourt that if the bill should...
Page 167 - The earl of Shelburne had initiated himself in business, by carrying messages between the Earl of Bute and Mr. Fox, and was for some time a favourite with both. Before he was an ensign he thought himself fit to be a general, and to be a leading minister before he ever saw a public office.

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