The Diary and Correspondence of Charles Abbot, Lord Colchester: Speaker of the House of Commons, 1802-1817, Volume 1

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Pagina 4 - An Act for the Safety and Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government against treasonable and seditious practices and attempts...
Pagina xxii - Majesty's subjects, it is highly advisable to provide for the removal of the civil and military disqualifications, under which His Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects now labour...
Pagina 475 - Saw Mr. Addington for the first time since the King's illness. The King had foreseen it coming on, and had made arrangements as in case of his death. The Queen and royal family had put themselves entirely in the hands of the ministers*, and the council had examined the physicians as to the probable duration of the disorder. If it should appear likely to be prolonged, a regency must...
Pagina 166 - AN ACCOUNT of the ORDINARY REVENUES, and EXTRAORDINARY RESOURCES, constituting the Public Income of the UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND, For the Year ended 5th January, 1838.
Pagina 450 - I know how men without candour will pronounce on this failure, without knowing one of the circumstances that occasioned it; they will consider only that they predicted it. Whether its failure was caused by chance, or by any of the grounds on which they made their prediction, they will not care; they will make no distinction between a prediction fulfilled and...
Pagina 453 - I should have preferred this mode if it had been permitted, as it would thereby have enabled me to clear myself from an imputation under which I might in consequence lie, and to have stated why such an administration did not prevent, but under the peculiar situation of this country perhaps rather accelerated, my determination to make an effort for the overthrow of a Government of which I do not think equally high. " However, as I have been deprived of that opportunity, I think it right now to make...
Pagina 346 - ... effects of that liberal intercourse, which every friend of his country rejoiced to see so generally taking place, but from which the Roman Catholic Priests, imprudently left to depend for their subsistence on the number of their respective congregations, naturally dreaded to be the sufferers. This was precisely the same tyranny of which they had themselves so long complained, as violating the first principles of nature, by denying the parent the right of educating his child as seemed best to...
Pagina 504 - William Pitt, who had accepted the office of First Lord of the Treasury and Chancellor of the Exchequer. We are told that this motion was received with loud and general laughter by the Opposition, who regarded Pitt's conduct as a piece of foolhardy presumption. And indeed at first Pitt's position seemed difficult in the extreme. It was hard to form a Government in the face of a hostile...
Pagina 193 - King the two letters which you have transmitted to me; and His majesty, seeing no reason to depart from those forms which have long been established in Europe for transacting business with Foreign States, has commanded me to return in his name, the official answer which I send you herewith inclosed.
Pagina 419 - Never was any speech so cheered, or such incessant and loud applause. It was strong in support of war, but he was silent as to Ministers, and his silence either as to blame or praise was naturally construed into negative censure.

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