Speeches of Henry Lord Brougham, Upon Questions Relating to Public Rights, Duties, and Interests; With Historical Introductions, and a Critical Dissertation Upon the Eloquence of the Ancients in Four Volumes Volume 4

Speeches of Henry Lord Brougham, Upon Questions Relating to Public Rights, Duties, and Interests; With Historical Introductions, and a Critical Dissertation Upon the Eloquence of the Ancients in Four Volumes Volume 4

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...who may on any day raise a vast additional sum by anticipating the rich revenues of the Duchy, that is of the future provision of the Duke of Cornwall, for whose support, as Heir Apparent, the Constitution has provided them. And here, my Lords, when I speak of the Sovereign, I must be understood only to adopt that expression for shortness sake, meaning always the responsible Ministers of the Crown. Nothing can be more reprehensible than the constant introduction of the Sovereign's name, and the constant allusion to the Sovereign as an individual, of late so much in vogue amongst us. My Noble Whig Friends have carried this Tory practice to the utmost extent; the Ministers are hardly any more alluded to than if there existed no such persons; and yet the old doctrine of the Constitution, --the Whig doctrine of which we have got so wide under Whig auspices, --used in my younger days to be, that of Kings and Queens we Wednesday. knew nothing in Parliament, but only of their servants and advisers. I therefore, if I might be permitted such an old-fashioned liberty, would venture to name the Minister of the time being, and remind your Lordships that there is nothing whatever to prevent him, whoever he may be, my Noble Friend, or the Noble Duke, or some one as yet not known amongst us, from taking fines to the amount I have mentioned, and advising the Sovereign to spend the whole in any way he chooses, and for any purposes, however extravagant, or however unconstitutional. None of these parties are bound by any thing in this Bill, for adding near L.400,000 to the fixed Royal income, --or by any pledge given upon passing it, --or by any promise made here or elsewhere, --or by any statement, or intimation, or by any hint or understanding; none of them are in any...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643879
  • 9781236643872