Cobbett's Political Register Volume 4

Cobbett's Political Register Volume 4

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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ...so advantageous and productive. It is in vain that you utter your weekly Philippics against that body ot illustrious statesmen who hold the helm of the state in commission. You never will change their opinion of their own merits, and there can exist but one in the breast of an Englishman respecting them. You may threaten impeachment week after week, but this I must say in support of them, that they are never open to conviction. But to the pointy Sir: if you chuse to veer to the right about, as our Volunteers of various descriptions term it, and support the measures of our upright, steady, and systematic administration, I will ensure you great things; perhaps a scat in a certain House, and a lodging in the Treasury. You think me too speculaiive, perhaps; but no, Sir, I have not been upon the pnvi so long without availing myself of that knowledge which experience brings wilh ir, and I have precedent for all my speculations. Most of our late ministers, Sir, were no patrons of literary merir. They supposed that if thev conducted the affairs of the ttate wilh the conscientious feeling of rectitude, the support of the press wan of little importance. Now this, Sir, is a vciy dangeious doctrine for us poor authors, (for you must know that is my profession) and subversive of the hereditary rights of the press. The present then (thank Heaven) are of a different opinion, and their liberality to the profession is deservedly proverbial. Not content with a mere paltry conditional remuneration (or the exercise of our literary power in their favour, they do r.ot-hesitate to afford us the best situations in church and state. It is but a few days since, that the editor of a journal (waving for some time in politics) luckily being in orders, though I understand he...show more

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  • Paperback | 846 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,479g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655699
  • 9781236655691