The Complete Writings of Thomas Babington Macaulay Volume 2

The Complete Writings of Thomas Babington Macaulay Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... Commons, should I have the honor of a seat there, I shall think it my duty carefully to weigh such 1 Barillon, Dec. 155, 13;, -H3 1687; Van Citters. e', '_, Dec. 121. 2 Van Citters; ';--_25, l, 1687; Lonsdale s Memoirs. reasons as may be adduced in debate for and against a Bill of Indulgence, and then to vote according to my conscientious conviction. As an elector, I shall give my support to candidates whose notions of the duty of a representative agree with my own. As a private man, it Flume of is my wish to live in peace and charity with the King everybody. This answer, far more provoking plum than a direct refusal, because slightly tinged with a sober and decorous irony which could not well be resented, was all that the emissaries of the court could extract from most of the country gentlemen. Arguments, promises, threats, were tried in vain. The Duke of Norfolk, though a Protestant, and though dissatisfied with the proceedings of the government, had consented to become its agent in two counties. He went first to Surrey, where he soon found that nothing could be done He then repaired to Norfolk, and returned to inform the King that, of seventy gentlemen who bore oflice in that great province, only six had held out hopes that they should support the policy of the court? The Duke of Beaufort, whose authority extended over four English shires and over the whole principality of Wales, came up to Whitehall with an account not less discouraging. 3 Rochester was Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. All his little stock of virtue had been expended in his struggle against the strong temptation to sell his religion for lucre. He was still bound to the court by a pension of four thousand...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571746
  • 9781236571748