Memoirs of the House of Commons : from the Convention Parliament of 1688-9 to the Passing of the Reform Bill in 1832, Volumen 2

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Página 289 - My soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowler ; the snare is broken, and I am escaped.
Página 131 - Good unexpected, evils unforeseen, Appear by turns, as fortune shifts the scene. Some, raised aloft, come tumbling down amain ; Then fall so hard, they bound and rise again.
Página 135 - It is not so easy a thing to speak in the House ;' 'He fancies because he can scribble,
Página 127 - that having been in this session of parliament expelled this house, he was and is incapable of being elected a member to serve in this present parliament.
Página 197 - He is a middle-sized, spare man, about forty years old, of a brown complexion and dark : brown coloured hair, but wears a wig; a hooked nose, a sharp chin, grey eyes, and a large mole near his mouth...
Página 40 - No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man that heard him was lest he should make an end.
Página 189 - The punishing of wits enhances their authority," saith the Viscount St. Albans, "and a forbidden writing is thought to be a certain spark of truth that flies up in the faces of them who seek to tread it out.
Página 462 - I will give him the full sway of the patronage of office — I will give him the whole host of ministerial influence — I will give him all the power that place can confer upon him to purchase up submission and overawe resistance, and yet, armed with the liberty of the press,. I will go forth to meet him undismayed — I will attack the mighty fabric he has reared with that mightier engine — I will shake down from its height corruption, and bury it amidst the ruins of the abuses it was meant to...
Página 419 - Home to bed, having got a strange cold in my head by flinging off my hat at dinner, and sitting with the wind in my neck.
Página 256 - Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England from the Penalties of certain Laws...

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