Lectures on the philosophy of modern history, Volume 8

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Graisberry & Campbell, 1828
 

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Pagina 303 - In the month of October the Irish Parliament met and unanimously resolved to address the throne, and represent to His Majesty that it was not by temporary expedients but by a free trade alone that Ireland could be saved from impending ruin. The Speaker, accompanied by the patriot leaders, carried the addresses of the Lords and Commons to the Castle, the streets being lined with the Dublin Volunteers drawn up in arms, under their commander, the Duke of Leinster, and thronged with a rejoicing...
Pagina 397 - We must not count with certainty on a continuance of our present prosperity during such an interval ; but unquestionably there never was a time in the history of this country, when, from the situation of Europe, we might more reasonably expect fifteen years of peace, than we may at the present moment.
Pagina 395 - House, that, in the present situation of his majesty's dominions, it is peculiarly necessary that there should be an administration .which has the confidence of this House, and of the public...
Pagina 134 - ... it will destroy that balance, and consequently subvert the whole Constitution, by causing one of the three powers, which are now dependent on each other, to preponderate in the scale. The Crown is dependent upon the Commons by the power of granting money; the Commons are dependent on the Crown by the power of dissolution : the Lords will now be made independent of both.
Pagina 355 - ... important subject of consideration during the present session. The bill of 1793, so much desired by the catholics, had not had the desired effect in conciliating the people, or stopping the progress of the united Irishmen ; for early in the following year they published a plan of equal representation, on the principle of universal suffrage ; and before its conclusion their association became secret, and decidedly revolutionary ; so that the interposition of government was loudly called for. A...
Pagina 130 - Onslow, a very high authority on this subject, was frequently heard to say that the Septennial Bill formed the era of the emancipation of the British House of Commons from its former dependence on the Crown and the House of Lords...
Pagina 365 - Then," says Lord Fitzwilliam, in his letter to Lord Carlisle, " it appears to have been discovered that the deferring of it would be not merely an expediency or thing to be desired for the present, but the means of doing a greater good to the British empire, than it has been capable of receiving since the revolution, or at least since the union" Lord Fitzwilliam having refused to become an accomplice in the tergiversation of Mr.
Pagina 116 - And in the visions of romantic youth, What years of endless bliss are yet to flow ! But mortal pleasure, what art thou in truth ? The torrent's smoothness, ere it dash below...
Pagina 216 - State's office ever since the Restoration, grounded on some clauses in the acts for regulating the press, of issuing general warrants to take up (without naming any person in particular), the authors, printers...
Pagina 361 - ... prosperity, however, thus acquired, extended its influence even to the party by whose depression it had been obtained; and the Roman catholics, participating in the advantages of protestants, rose again to a political importance, in which they were opposed to the ascendency of the prevailing party; a short struggle of rebellion, the natural result of an ungoverned desire of independence among a portion of the protestants, aided by the ancient disaffection of the adverse party, brought the country...

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