Cobbett's Political Register, Volume 47

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Page 483 - Bench, such Person may, on such Second Conviction, be adjudged, at the Discretion of the Court, either to suffer such Punishment as may now by Law be inflicted in Cases of high Misdemeanors, or to be banished from the United Kingdom, and all other Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, for such Term of Years as the Court in which such Conviction shall take place shall order.
Page 339 - As to linen, no farmer's family thinks of buying linen. The Lords of the Loom have taken from the land, in England, this part of its due ; and hence one cause of the poverty, misery, and pauperism, that are becoming so frightful throughout the country. A national debt, and all the taxation and gambling belonging to it have a natural tendency to draw wealth into great masses. These masses produce a power of congregating manufactures, and of making the many work at them for the gain of a few.
Page 357 - Talk of vassals ! Talk of villains! Talk of serfs ! Are there any of these, or did feudal times ever see any of them, so debased, so absolutely slaves, as the poor creatures who, in the
Page 59 - ... hereafter. It is useless now to discuss what might have been the result of his Majesty's anxious endeavours to bring about an accommodation between France and Spain, if nothing had occurred to interrupt their progress. Whatever might be the indisposition of the Spanish government to take the first step towards such an accommodation, it cannot be disguised, that the...
Page 53 - Madrid ? and, 2dly, what assistance, in supposed cases of outrage to be committed, or of violence to be menaced, by Spain ? These cases were all contingent and precautionary. The answers of the three continental powers were of a correspondent character. The result of the discussions at Verona, was a determination of his Majesty's allies, the Emperors of Austria and Russia, and the King of Prussia, —1st, To make known to the cabinet of Madrid, through their respective ministers at that Court, their...
Page 55 - Nor did they disguise from the French government, the anxiety with which they looked forward to all the possible issues of a new war in Europe, if once begun. In addition to suggestions such as these, the British government endeavoured to learn from the cabinet of the...
Page 797 - Thou art my father:" to the worm, "Thou art my mother, and my sister.
Page 629 - ... There is a door-way, about midway up, in each, and each has two windows. Cannons were to be fired from the top of these things, in order to defend the country against the French Jacobins'. I think I have counted along here upwards of thirty of these ridiculous things, which, I dare say, cost five, perhaps ten thousand pounds each; and one of which was, I am told, sold on the coast of Sussex, the other day, for two hundred pounds! There is, they say, a chain of these things all the way to Hastings!...
Page 59 - Disclaiming in the most solemn manner any intention of appropriating to himself the smallest portion of the late Spanish possessions in America, his majesty is satisfied that no attempt will be made by France, to bring under her dominion any of those possessions, either by conquest, or by cession, from Spain.
Page 55 - ... and disturbances of Spain should be confined within the circle of her own territory, they could not be admitted by the British government to afford any plea for foreign interference. If the end of the last, and the beginning of the present century, saw all Europe combined against France, it was not on account of the internal changes which France thought necessary for her own political and civil reformation, but because she attempted to propagate, first her principles, and afterwards her dominion,...

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