Storr's Impartial Narrative of the Proceedings at the Contested Election for the Borough of Grantham March, 1820

Storr's Impartial Narrative of the Proceedings at the Contested Election for the Borough of Grantham March, 1820

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...away what you value so dear. Each party to shackle the other may try, And abuse become current, foul names to supply; A vile understrapper, --a radical elf, Or a dealer in flesh may offer himself. But such language as this, our reason decrys, When invented by partisans, all parties despise Pretensions are empty, and so is a name, Unless it be coupled with honor and fame; With a patriot mind--a heart that will glow To maintain Britain's rights against ev'ry toe; Who's unbiased by hope--has no party to serve, And whom pow'r ne'er hopes or oflers to swerve. Such, such is tlie man, who is like to maintain Entire what we give, and return it again; Our rights will not pledge by acceptance of place, Who will ever be ready to meet face to face, To explain or impart whatever we may question, And prove, to our doubts, he merits his vesting. Then for Hughes let us vote, his " Picture" I've dfawn, To shame party zealots, who decency scorn; His rank is a pledge, he's a friend to the cause Of King, Constitution, and England's just Laws. Then flock to his standard, and nobly support, By uniting your friends to give Hughes a vote. Our Vicar in pulpit is worthy his place; But our Vicar in politics meets just disgrace. His language intemperate; unmindful of truth, Our loyalty slanders, --but his logic, forsooth, Is unworthy our notice;--then let us support, By uniting our friends to give Hughes a vote. 29A Feb. 1820. Sir William Manners, in 1812, sent a decided Whig to Parliament, to whom be sol J us( though our Vicar says both teds and Blues were Tories two years since. The entertainment at Bk--n--r may suit the V-c-r; or otherwise open bis eyes to the absurdity of espousing such a parly. No, 33. (Small Tract.) To the Vicar of Grantham. Mr. Vicar, What...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657608X
  • 9781236576088