History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles. 1713-1783. Vol. I. 1713-1720

History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles. 1713-1783. Vol. I. 1713-1720

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...them at such a juncture. According to this view of the subject, there was at first some idea of providing only for the especial emergency; but it was judged more safe and constitutional to propose an uniform and permanent recurrence to the former system. It was, therefore, on permanent grounds that the question was argued in 1716; and I need scarcely add, that it is on such only that it should be considered now. In considering, therefore, the general question, we may, in the first place, cast aside the foolish idea, that the Par Pari. Hist. vol. v. p. 886. f Ibid. p. 1170. j History of his own Times, vol. ii. p. 42. fol. eel. The Bishop adds," I took the liberty once to complain to the King of this method ' (of buying votes): he said he hated it as much as any man could " do; but he saw it was not possible, considering the corruption of " the age, to avoid it, unless he would endanger the whole." " It must be owned," says Mr. Moyle, in a letter at that time to Horace Walpole, " the Whigs, when the Septennial Bill was first "proposed, did not relish it at all, but these arguments and the "necessity of the times converted them." Coxes Walpole, vol. ii, liament overstepped its legitimate authority in prolonging its existence; an idea which was indeed urged by partyspirit at the time, and which may still sometimes pass current in harangues to heated multitudes, but which has been treated with utter contempt by the best constitutional writers. If we look to the practical effects of the change, the most obvious and most important is the increased power of the popular branch of the legislature. Speaker Onslow, a very high authority on this subject, was frequently heard to say that the...show more

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