The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the [House of Lords and House of Commons]. Containing an Account of the Most Interesting Speeches and Motions Accurate Copies of All the Protests, Volume 19; V. 63

The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates of the [House of Lords and House of Commons]. Containing an Account of the Most Interesting Speeches and Motions Accurate Copies of All the Protests, Volume 19; V. 63

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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. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ... come forward, often', under circumstances of peculiar difficulty, often discouraged, always alone, as the champion of his country's rights and interests, and has rallied the hearts and spirits of the nation, ! At this time, indeed, such an exertion was peculiarly necessary. Never was a moment at which it was so desirable to recal the attention, and revive the courage of, the House, and to present to them a true picture of their situation; of' the dangers which impend over us, and of the exertions by which we must be prepared to meet them. I trust we shall now hear no more of those miserable systems, the object of which is not to rouse us to ward off our ruin, but to reconcile us to submit to it. I trust we shall hear no more of those weak, fallacious, and degrading hopes which have been held out, not to inspirit, but to relax the exertions of the country: hopes founded on the calculation of what the chapter of accidents (as it is called) may produce, to favour our escape from a destruction, which we are taught that it is in vain to endeavour to resist; hopes founded sometimes on the possibility of Bonaparte's death, before his plans for our subjugation are brought to maturity; sometimes on the probability of changes in France; on the very magnitude of the French empire, which it seems affords a sure presage of its downfall; (yes, of its downfall, perhaps some century hence, when we may long have made a subordinate part of it!) lastly, hopes of what unknown and unthought of things time or ctiance may effect fdr us, and for the world! O contemptible substitutes for rational precaution and manly readiness! Time and chance can do nothing for those' who will do nothing for themselves! Providence itself (if it were not impious to assign limits to...show more

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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236657861
  • 9781236657862