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The State of the Nation: In A Series of Letters to His Grace the Duke of ...
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Page 106 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Page 61 - When this child of ours wishes to assimilate to its parent, and to reflect with a true filial resemblance the beauteous countenance of British liberty, are we to turn to them the shameful parts of our Constitution ? are we to give them our weakness for their strength?
Page 114 - ... his charitable toils for the relief of India, did not forget the poor rotten constitution of his native country. For her, he did not disdain to stoop to the trade of a wholesale upholsterer for this house, to furnish it not with the faded tapestry figures of antiquated merit, such as decorate, and may reproach some other houses, but with real, solid, living patterns of true modern virtue.
Page 60 - our children;" but when children ask for bread we are not to give a stone. Is it because the natural resistance of things, and the various mutations of time...
Page 95 - The virtue, spirit, and essence of a House of Commons consists in its being the express image of the feelings of the nation. It was not instituted to be a control upon the people, as of late it has been taught, by a doctrine of the most pernicious tendency. It was designed as a control for the people.
Page 14 - States and a corresponding amendment of the Constitution, be applied in time of peace to rivers, canals, roads, arts, manufactures, education and other great objects within each State. In time of war, if injustice by ourselves or others must sometimes produce war, increased as the same revenue will be...
Page 116 - Eastern harlot ; which so many of the people, so many of the nobles of tlns land, had drained to the very dregs. Do you think that no reckoning was to follow this lewd debauch? that no payment was to be demanded for this riot of public drunkenness, and national prostitution ? Here ! you have it, here, before you.
Page 66 - ... convicted, shall be subject and liable to such pains and penalties, as by any law now in force persons convicted of wilful and corrupt perjury are subject and liable to.
Page 14 - ... the revenue thereby liberated may, by a just repartition among the states, and a corresponding amendment of the constitution, be applied, in time of peace, to rivers, canals, roads, arts, manufactures, education, and other great objects within each state.