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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 London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 2, Volume 10

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...uniting the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre, with the little traffic of a merchant's counting house ; wielding a truncheon with one hand, and picking' a pocket with the other.' Mr. Pitt also expatiated on many aggravating circumstances in Mr. Hastings's conduct. The charge. was...
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Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Thomas Moore - 1835 - 487 pages
...united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre, and the little traffic of a merchant's countinghnuse, wielding a truncheon with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other.''' The effect of this speech , added to the line taken by the Minister, turned the balance against Hastings...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review

1839
...was that they exhibited a government which united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the petty traffic of a merchant's counting-house ; wielding...with one hand and picking a pocket with the other." Though there certainly are portions of this description which do not apply to the case before us, there...
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane]., Volume 22

John George Cochrane - 1839
...was that they exhibited a government which united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the petty traffic of a merchant's counting-house ; wielding...with one hand and picking a pocket with the other." Though there certainly are portions of this description which do not apply to the case before us, there...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 22-23

1839
...which united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and 'he petty traffic of a merchant's countingbouse ; wielding a truncheon with one hand and picking a pocket with the other." For many features of the following portrait an original might possibly be found at the present day....
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The Speeches of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan ..., Volume 1

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - 1842 - 548 pages
...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. Mr. Sheridan now went into a long statement to show the various irrefragable proofs exhibited in the...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 33

1842
...besieged on a note of hand ; a. prince dethroned for the balance of an account. Thus it was they exhihited a government which united the mock majesty of a bloody...with one hand, and picking a pocket with the other. Against Sir Elijah Impey, Sheridan ran on still more riotously. He called him ' the Oriental Grotius/...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 33

1842
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The Living Age ..., Volume 113

1872
...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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