The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons Volume 1

The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons Volume 1

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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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...."'." The lbve or enmity of one people to another, cannot be estimated by their occasional alliances, compacts, or guarantees as a body politic. It is but a century ago that our English brigades served with unparalleled ardour in the army of that arch-enemy to civil and religious liberty, Lewis XIV. of France; the execrated revocator of the edict of Nantz; the aspirer to universal despotism. We served, Sir, against a people, whose tolerance and charity of religion, whose whole system and freedom of government we at that very time held in emulative veneration; a people whose assistance we supplicated and obtained, scarce twenty years after, to deliver us from monarchical tyranny. Such coercion were highly impolitic, because it is from the prosperity, peace, and contentment of her colonies, that resources of wealth and laurels of honour are won to a mother country. History teaches us, that populousness and affluence are the product of that clime alone, where the people may reap in security a full harvest of their labour; where they have affluence in their leaders and governors; where no exactions are inflicted by an alien hand; where the municipal, if not the.VwM'w/ jurisdiction, together with the power of levying taxes, are vested in substitutes of their own free choice or approbation. That That saying of a despot, " Oderint dam mctuant" may be applicable to the swarthy sons of the opposite division of the globe; but, Sir, it will never accord with the sentiments of our brethren in America. Threats and violence used against hearts of the same sturdy temper with your own, must induce the most calamitous events to both parties. There will be seeds of equal courage and perseverance found in the one battle as in the other, with...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520254
  • 9781236520258