The Reply of a Near Observer to Some of the Answerers of the Cursory Remarks [By T.R. Bentley]

The Reply of a Near Observer to Some of the Answerers of the Cursory Remarks [By T.R. Bentley]

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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...to the interefts of the nation to countenance a meafure, the object of which was to force the Minifters from HisMajefty's Councils." I do not know that the fpirit which pervades.every page of this, writer breaks out any where eJfe with more audacity, than in this folemn P. 53 mockery mockery and defiance of the common underHanding and feeling of the public. I appeal to the plain confcience of every Member of the Houfe, whether moving the order of the day upon a queftion of impeachment be not to countenance it? If it be not virtually to admit and confefs the juftice of the original motion, and to difpute nothing but the fitnefs of the time? If its operation could be any thing elfe than to give time to Minifters to avoid the effeft of the firft motion by retiring from their offices? I put it to the honour of every Gentleman who mail read thefe pages, whether Mr. Pitt's motion would not have been as effeftual as Mr. Patten's, (if it had been carried) to force the Minifters from His AfajeJIy's Councils? Whether they could have executed the duties of their offices, with an impeachment fufpended over their head only by the flight thread of a previous queftion? Had Mr. Pitt's motion been carried, it is obvious that Mr. Addington had but this election, either to make hajie and lay his feals at His Majefty's feet, or to advife him to diffblve his Parliament!! So much for the " tendernefs" of Mr. Pitt, and for the truth, candour, and delicacy of his juftification! As nothing could be more hoftile than this order of the day, nothing is more probable than that Mr. Canning himfelf would have been as well contented to carry it as the propofition of Mr. Mr. Patten, if he had not been pledged to that Great Man at the firft concoftion of...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918185
  • 9781236918185