Discourse on the Character and Services of John Hampden: And the Great Struggle for Popular and Constitutional Liberty in His Time, Volume 115

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Shepherd and Colin, 1845 - 68 pagina's

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Pagina 28 - No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. He commanded where he spoke; and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion.
Pagina 65 - The law is that which puts a difference betwixt good and evil, — betwixt just and unjust. If you take away the law, all things will fall into a confusion. Every man will become a law to himself, which, in the depraved condition of human nature, must needs produce many great enormities. Lust will become a law, and envy will become a law ; covetousness and ambition will become laws; and what dictates, what decisions such laws will produce may easily be discerned in the late government of Ireland!
Pagina 41 - His carriage throughout this agitation was with that rare temper and modesty, that they who watched him narrowly to find some advantage against his person, to make him less resolute in his cause, were compelled to give him a just testimony.
Pagina 24 - He sent for the Journals of the House, and with his own hand tore out the pages which contained it. " I will govern," he said, "according to the common weal, but not according to the common will.
Pagina 28 - There happened in my time one noble speaker who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language, where he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered.
Pagina 26 - He was indeed a very wise man, and of great parts, and possessed with the most absolute spirit of popularity, and the most absolute faculties to govern the people, of any man I ever knew.
Pagina 27 - He was of an industry and vigilance not to be tired out, or wearied by the most laborious; and of parts not to be imposed upon by the most subtle or sharp; and of a personal courage equal to his best parts...
Pagina 32 - that he could be content to lend as well as others, but feared to draw upon himself that curse in Magna Charta which should be read twice a year against those who infringe it.
Pagina 49 - Westminster in hcec verba, etc., in the whole and in every part of them are against the Laws of the Realm, the Right of Property, and the Liberty of the Subjects, and contrary to former resolutions in Parliament, and to the Petition of Right.
Pagina 55 - Abner's young men, had catched at each other's locks, and sheathed our swords in each other's bowels, had not the sagacity and great calmness of Mr. Hampden by a short speech prevented it, and led us to defer our angry debate until the next morning.

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