Defects of the English Laws and Tribunals

Defects of the English Laws and Tribunals

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...are frequently dispraised and censured be 'cause a faction is defeated. Interested men deserve little credit, and the disappointed deserve less. In my mind kings are most pitiable, and, as they are most liable of all the sons of men to err, their conduct should be the least amenable to punishment. I speak without subterfuge or reservation; and perhaps while my language is in such discord with that of courtiers, I would be as little disposed to act with extremity against kings or courtiers, as he who addresses royalty and its minions in an emasculated tone. The prince seldom hears any theme except his own eulogium: this is the cardinal vice of mo narch even in its sava e state. " The usual lace Y1 g. of rendezvous for the indolent," says Parkl, "is the king's tent, where great liberty of speech seems' to be exercised by the company towards each other; while in speaking of their chief they express but one opinion: in praise of their chief they are unanimous." Yet this eulogized personage was so hated, that he never permitted one of his people to dress his victuals, lest he might be poisoned. ' Travels, p. 155. Concerning the state of public affairs, the prince is equally cheated. " Mr. Secretary Cecil," says Jones, in Hardwicke's State Papers, " wished I had not told the queen's majesty a matter of such weight, being too'much for a woman's ear." Sir R. VValpole said, perhaps a hundred times, " such a thing must be represented differently to the king." Thus princes in infancy, youth and manhood, are abused and corrupted-----prevented from thinking, and seduced from truth. I fear many have followed the example of William surnamed the wicked, and, for aught I...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802632
  • 9781236802637