The British Plutarch; Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines, Patriots, Statesmen, Warriors, Philosophers, Poets, and Artists, of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Accession of Henry VIII to the Present Time Volume 6

The British Plutarch; Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines, Patriots, Statesmen, Warriors, Philosophers, Poets, and Artists, of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Accession of Henry VIII to the Present Time Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ... to persist in such cruel and vindictive measures against that loyal and respectable people? They say, You have no right to tax them without their consent.' They say truly. Representation and Taxation must go together: they are inseparable. Yet there is hardly a man in our streets, though so poor as scarcely to be able to get. his daily bread, but thinks he is the legislator of America. 'Our American subjects, ' is a common phrase in the mouth of the lowest orders of our citizens. But property, my Lords, is the sole and entire dominion of the owner: it excludes all the world beside the owner. None can intermeddle with it. It is a unity; a mathematical point. It is an atom; untangible by any but the proprietor. The touch contaminates the whole mass: the whole property vanishes. The touch of another annihilates it; for whatever is a man's own, is absolutely and exclusively his own. j "In the last parliament all was anger, all was rage. Administration did not consider what was practicable, but what was revenge. Sine cladc victoria was the language of the ministry last sessions; but every body knew, an idiot might know, that such would not be the issue. But the ruin of the nation was a matter of no concern, if administration might be revenged. Americans, were abused, misrepresented, and traduced in the most atrocious manner; in order to give a colour, and urge on to the most precipitate, unjust, cruel, and vindictive measures that ever disgraced a nation: Gnossius hcec Rhadamanthus habet durissima regna, Castigatque auditque dolos. My Lords, the very infernal spirits chastise, castigatque: sed auditque, my Lords. The very spirits of the infernal regions hear, before they punish. But how have this respectable people behaved under all their...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606469
  • 9781236606464