The History of the Reign of George III.: To which is Prefixed, A View of the Progressive Improvement of England, in Prosperity and Strength, to the Accession of His Majesty, Volume 3

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820 - 478 pages
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Page 157 - America, for the purpose of reducing the revolted colonies to obedience by force, will be the means of weakening the efforts of this country against her European enemies ; tend, under the present circumstances, to increase the mutual enmity so fatal to the interests both of Great Britain and America...
Page 422 - There are two capital faults in our law with relation to civil debts. One is, that every man is presumed solvent. A presumption, in innumerable cases, directly against truth. Therefore the debtor is ordered, on a supposition of ability and -fraud, to be coerced his liberty until he makes payment.
Page 164 - British legislature ; and concluded with moving for leave to bring in a bill to repeal so much of the act of the 6th of George I. as asserted a right in the King and parliament of Great Britain to make laws to bind that kingdom.
Page 157 - I shall take such measures as shall appear to me to be most conducive to the restoration of harmony between Great Britain and the revolted colonies...
Page 375 - No impression, therefore, was to be made on this fortress of sophistry by desultory observations; and it was necessary to sit down before it, and assail it by regular approaches. It was fortunate, however, to observe, that notwithstanding all the skill employed by the noble and literary engineer, his mode of defence on paper was open to the same objection which had been urged against his other fortifications; that if his adversary got possession of one of his posts, it became strength against him,...
Page 444 - Logan . . . author of a most masterly defence of Mr. Hastings, went that day to the House of Commons prepossessed for the accused, and against the accuser. At the expiration of the first hour he said to a friend, ' All this is declamatory assertion without proof ; ' when the second was finished, ' This is a most wonderful oration.
Page 14 - ... taxes, will be injurious to the rights and property of the people, and derogatory from the honour and dignity of parliament.
Page 442 - Is it not solely to be traced in great actions directed to great ends ? In them, • and them alone, we are to search for true estimable magnanimity.
Page 226 - I have sacrificed every consideration of my own to the wishes and opinion of my people. I make it my humble and earnest prayer to Almighty God, that Great Britain may not feel the evils which might result from so great a dismemberment of the empire ; and that America may be free from those calamities, which have formerly proved in the mother country how essential monarchy is to the enjoyment of constitutional liberty. — Religion — language — interest — affections may, and I hope will yet...
Page 404 - In whatever relates to the lading and unlading of ships, the safety of merchandize, goods, and effects, the succession to personal estates...

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