Debates in Parliament, Volume 13

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J. Stockdale, 1787

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Page 485 - ... advantages to a fund of any other kind, and the sinking fund will easily supply any deficiency that might be suspected in another scheme. To confess the truth, I should feel very little pain from an account that the nation was for some time determined to be less liberal of their contribution, and that money was withheld till it was known in what expeditions it was to be...
Page 419 - ... are drunk before they are well aware that they are drinking, the effects of this law shall be perceived before we know that we have made it.
Page 420 - ... enamoured of this new liquor ; it is allowed on both parts, that this liquor corrupts the mind, and enervates the body, and destroys vigour and virtue, at the same time that it makes...
Page 480 - I should allow that the law is at present impeded by difficulties which cannot be broken through, but by men of more spirit and dignity than the ministers may be inclined to trust with commissions of the peace, yet it can only be collected...
Page 68 - ... the prejudices of birth and education. They were far from imagining, . that they were calling to the throne a race of beings exalted above the frailties of humanity, or exempted by any peculiar privileges from error or from ignorance.
Page 420 - ... that after the pernicious qualities of this liquor, and the general inclination among the people to the immoderate...
Page 254 - Continent ; that there was any need of forming an army in the Low Countries ; or that, in order to form an army, auxiliaries were necessary. But, not to dwell upon disputable...
Page 482 - It is not necessary to dwell any longer upon the law, the repeal of which is proposed, since it appears already that it failed only from a partiality not easily defended, and from the omission of what we now propose, the collecting the duty from the still-head.
Page 484 - This, my lords, is very reasonable, and therefore we ought to exert ourselves for the safety of the nation while the power is yet in our own hands, and, without regard to the opinion or proceedings of the other House show that we are yet the chief guardians of the people.
Page 256 - It is now too apparent, that this great, this powerful, this formidable kingdom, is considered only as a province to a despicable Electorate...

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