Mirabeau's letters, during his residence in England; with anecdotes &c., tr. from the MSS. To which is prefixed, an intr. notice, Volumen 2


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Página 257 - He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength ; he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear and is not affrighted, neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage;
Página 216 - And Brutus is an honourable man. I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke ; But here I am to speak what I do know." I found them all animated with a desire to please, and always ready to do me every service in their power. I owe them a thousand obligations.
Página 184 - to repeat it as a maxim which he had often heard, when he was a young man, from old, experienced members, ' That nothing tended more to throw power into the hands of administration, and those who acted with the majority of the House of Commons, than a neglect of, or departure from, these rules:
Página 185 - strict adherence to which the weaker party can only be protected from those irregularities and abuses which these forms were intended to check, and which the wantonness of power is but too often apt to suggest to large and successful majorities. I
Página 184 - The maxim is certainly true, and is founded in good sense; that, as it is always in the power of the majority, by their numbers, to stop any improper measures proposed on the
Página 260 - Here he paused; and then went on—' The Dissenting ministers are represented as men of close ambition. They are so, my Lords; and their ambition is to keep close to the college of fishermen, not of cardinals, and to the doctrines of inspired apostles, not to the decrees of interested and aspiring bishops. They contend for a spiritual creed, and
Página 185 - the forms and rules of proceeding which have been adopted, as they were found necessary from time to time, and are become the standing orders of the House;
Página 184 - the actions of ministers, and that they were in many instances a shelter and protection to the minority against the attempts of power.'
Página 261 - which it would shock humanity to execute. It is said that religious sects have done great mischief, when they were not kept under restraint; but history affords no proof that sects have ever been mischievous, when they were not oppressed and persecuted by the ruling
Página 184 - administration, and those who acted with the majority of the House of Commons, than a neglect of, or departure from, these rules: that the forms of proceeding, as instituted by our ancestors, operated as a check and

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