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" Alike in the political and military line could be observed auctioneering ambassadors and trading generals : and thus we saw a revolution brought about by affidavits ! an army employed in executing an arrest ! a town besieged on a note of hand ! a prince... "
The North American Review - Page 77
edited by - 1848
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The British Parliament ... The pearls and mock pearls of history ...

Abraham Hayward - 1878
...even with their boldest achievements, the meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates — alike in the political and military line, could be observed...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other.' His parliamentary reputation could hardly have been maintained by his set speeches, although he devoted...
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Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Lloyd Charles Sanders, John Parker Anderson - 1890 - 177 pages
...arrest ; a town besieged on a note of hand ; a prince dethroned for the balance of an account. Thus they exhibited a government, which united the mock...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." But if we have not the speech, we know at any rate how it was received. He sat down not merely amidst...
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The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos, Volume 2

Richard Claverhouse Jebb - 1893
...sceptre, and the little traffic of a mer1 Vol. I. p. 180. " Quarterly Review, vol. 132, p. 447. chant's counting-house, wielding a truncheon with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." Hypereides was the Sheridan of Athens. style of Dionysius says : l — " Hypereides hits his mark eides,...
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The Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Dramas, Poems, Translations ...

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - 1901 - 656 pages
...the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the little traffic of a merchant's counting-house—wielding a truncheon with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other. Mr. Sheridan now went into a long statement to show the various irrefragable proofs, exhibited in the...
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Selections from Comedies and Speeches: Also Verses to the Memory of Garrick ...

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - 1902 - 184 pages
...even with their boldest achievements, the meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates. Alike in the political and military line could be observed...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other. Having painted the loose quality of the affidavits, which had been offered to excuse Mr. Hastings,...
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The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Volume 1

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - 1902
...achievements, the meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates. Alike in the political and the military line could be observed auctioneering ambassadors...with one hand and picking a pocket with the other." The speech on the and of April, on the acceptance of various bribes by Hastings, went to prove that...
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The Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Dramas, Poems, Translations ...

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - 1913 - 656 pages
...even with their boldest achievements, the meanness of a pedlar and the profligacy of pirates. Alike in the political and military line could be observed...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other. Mr. Sheridan now went into a long statement to show the various irrefragable proofs, exhibited in the...
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British Rule in India Condemned by the British Themselves

Indian National Party - 1915 - 68 pages
...united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the little traffic of a merchant's counting-bouse, wielding a truncheon with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." XI. Lord Clivc's letter to the Court of Directors from Calcutta, dated joth September 1765. "The sources...
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England's Debt to India: A Historical Narrative of Britain's Fiscal Policy ...

Lajpat Rai (Lala) - 1917 - 362 pages
...united the mock-majesty of a bloody sceptre and the little traffic of a merchant's counting house, wielding a truncheon with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other." (Speech, Feb. 7, 1787, Parl. Hist., Vol. XXV, Col. 287.) 8 The Rajah of Benares lost his territory...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 15

1884
...town besieged on a note of hand, a prince dethroned for the balance of an account. Thus it was, they united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other. But the real gravamen of my impeachment against the present system of our Indian Government is contained...
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