Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, During the ... Session of the ... Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Kingdom of Great Britain ...


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Página 145 - England; and that the arduous and urgent affairs concerning the king, state and defence of the realm and of the church of England, and the maintenance and making of laws and redress of mischiefs and grievances which daily happen within this realm, are proper subjects and matter of counsel and debate in Parliament: and that in the handling and proceeding of those businesses every member of the House of Parliament hath and of right ought to have freedom of speech to propound, treat, reason and bring...
Página 781 - ... subversive of the rights of the whole body of electors of this kingdom.
Página 11 - When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath threshed the corn, That ten day-labourers could not end ; Then lies him down the lubber fiend, And, stretched out all the chimney's length, Basks at the fire his hairy strength ; And, crop-full, out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings.
Página 145 - ... speaking, reasoning, or declaring of any matter or matters touching the parliament or parliament business ; and that, if any of the said members be complained of and questioned for...
Página 11 - First, that whatever is exceptionable in the conduct of public affairs is not to be imputed to the king, nor is he answerable for it personally to his people...
Página 11 - The king can do no wrong : which ancient and fundamental maxim is not to be understood, as if everything transacted by the government was of course just and lawful, but means only two things. First, that whatever is exceptionable in the conduct of public affairs, is not to be imputed to the king, nor is he answerable for it personally...
Página 501 - And this is the reason that judges ought not to give any opinion of a matter of parliament, because it is not to be decided by the common laws, but secundum legem et consuetudinem parliamenti, and so the judges in divers parliaments have confessed.
Página 11 - He (Lord Bute) does authorise me to say that he declares upon his solemn word of honour, that he has not had the honour of waiting on his majesty but at his levee or drawing-room ; nor has he presumed to offer an advice or opinion concerning the disposition of offices or the conduct of measures, either directly or indirectly, by himself or any other, from the time when the late Duke of Cumberland was consulted in the arrangement of a ministry, in 1765, to the present hour...
Página 19 - That the influence of the Crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:
Página 173 - ... to subject the law of England to the votes of the house of commons.

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