Historical Memoirs of My Own Time, Part the Fort from 1772 to 1780, 3; Part the Second from January 1781 to March 1782, Part the Third from March 1782 to March 1781

Historical Memoirs of My Own Time, Part the Fort from 1772 to 1780, 3; Part the Second from January 1781 to March 1782, Part the Third from March 1782 to March 1781

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...political Life forms a Proof, which "will overturn a thousand wild Assertions, "that there is a corrupt Influence in the "Crown, which destroys the Independence "of this Assembly. Where then is the Ne"cessity for this paraded Reformation?"--"The Addition of a hundred, or even of "fifty County Members, would give to the "landed Interest, a decided Superiority over "the monied and the commercial. But, let "us not begin to invade the Fabrick of the "British Constitution, which preserves the "due Equipoize between the several great "Interests of the Empire! Principiis ohsta. "Let us act as the Representatives, not as "the Deputies, of the People. We are not "to refer to Them, before we determine. "We are to use our own Discretion, seeking "no other Guidance. In a Word, let us "reject those specious, but, dangerous Mea"sures, which, if once adopted, will inevit"ably lead to Subversion!" We are at a Loss whether most to admire the Principles, fche Eloquence, or the Reasoning of this ad-. mirable Address, which would of itself suffice to place Lord North in the first Rank of wise, enlightened, and patriotic Statesmen., Fox displayed on that Night, his usual Ability; but he found himself painfully situated; hampered by his Declarations when out of Office; compelled to vote against his Colleague, and to support Pitt, whom he apprehended as his most formidable Adversary. He took however a sort of Revenge, by holding up Mr. Thomas Pitt to Ridicule. Probably, if he could have relied on conti nuing in Office, he would have been inclined to imitate the two Examples set him by Thomas Pitt and by Dundas. And as they had abandoned in some Degree...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535456
  • 9781236535450