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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 North American Review, Volume 66

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1848
...; a prince dethroned for the balance of an account. Thus it was they exhibited a government i^hich united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre and the...state trial is said to have reached its height on the occasion of his speech. Fifty guineas were known to have been paid for a ticket. The oration, including...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...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 documents on the table would bear incontrovertible testimony that insurrections had constantly...
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Essays and Reviews, Volume 2

Edwin Percy Whipple - 1853
...as a government, and disgraced even their boldest achievements, which showed the meanness of pedlers and the profligacy of pirates. " Alike," he says,...picking a pocket with the other." On the 3d of June, 1788, Sheridan, having been appointed one of the managers of the impeachment of Hastings, delivered...
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The Speeches of the Earl of Chatham, the Hon. R.B. Sheridan, Lord Erskine ...

William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) - 1853 - 170 pages
...meanness of a pedlar, and the profligacy of pirates. Alike in the political and the military line could he observed auctioneering ambassadors and trading generals...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...
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The Dramatic Works of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, George Gabriel Sigmond - 1857 - 563 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." The speech, on the 2nd of April, on the acceptance of various bribes, by Hastings, went to prove that...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - 1874
...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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Memoirs of the Life of the Rt: Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Volume 1

Thomas Moore - 1858
...united the mock majesty of a bloody sceptre, and the little traffic of a merchant's ccunting-house, 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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Sheridan and His Times, Volume 2

William Earle - 1859
...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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Essays and Reviews, Volume 2

Edwin Percy Whipple - 1861
...as a government, and disgraced even their boldest achievements, which showed the meanness of pedlers and the profligacy of pirates. "Alike," he says, "...picking a pocket with the other." On the 3d of June, 1788, Sheridan, having been appointed one of the managers of the impeachment of Hastings, delivered...
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John Cassell's Illustrated History of England, Volume 5

John Frederick Smith - 1861
...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 debate was adjourned to the next day, for the house could not be brought to listen to any other...
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