The Letters of Junius, Volume 2

John Wheble, in Pater Noster Row, 1775 - 247 pagina's

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Pagina 30 - Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.
Pagina 5 - I appeal to the doctrine you delivered in Lord Grosvenor's cause. An action for criminal conversation being brought by a peer against a prince of the blood, you were daring enough to tell the jury, that, in fixing the damages, they were to pay no regard to the quality or fortune of the parties; that it was a trial between A. and B. that they were to consider the offence in a moral light only, and give no greater damages to a peer of the realm than to the meanest mechanic.
Pagina 131 - Even the silent vote of Mr. Calcraft is worth reckoning in a division. What though he riots in the plunder of the army, and has only determined to be a patriot when he could not be a peer...
Pagina 107 - Other princes, besides his Majesty, have had the means of corruption within their reach, but they have used it with moderation. In former times, corruption was considered as a foreign auxiliary to government, and only called in upon extraordinary emergencies.
Pagina 30 - A clear, unblemished character, comprehends not only the integrity that will not offer, but the spirit that will not submit to, an injury; and whether it belongs to an individual or to a community, it is the foundation of peace, of independence, and of safety. Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight.
Pagina 4 - The Roman code, the law of nations, and the opinion of foreign civilians, are your perpetual theme; — but who ever heard you mention Magna Charta or the Bill of Rights with approbation or respect ? By such treacherous arts, the noble simplicity and free spirit of our Saxon laws were first corrupted.
Pagina 47 - THE profound respect I bear to the gracious prince who governs this country with no less honour to himself than satisfaction to his subjects, and who restores you to your rank under his standard, will save you from a multitude of reproaches.
Pagina 97 - JUNIUS would be of service to Lord Chatham. My vote will hardly recommend him to an increase of his pension, or to a seat in the cabinet.
Pagina 97 - Recorded honours shall gather round his monument and thicken over him. It is a solid fabric, and will support the laurels that adorn it. I am not conversant in the language of panegyric. These praises are extorted from me: but they will wear well, for they have been dearly earned.
Pagina 16 - No learned man, even among your own tribe, thinks you qualified to preside in a court of common law.

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