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Page 9 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the Crown, shall be capable of serving as a Member of the House of Commons.
Page 63 - Crisis," written by Richard Steele, Esq., a member of this House, are scandalous and seditious libels, containing many expressions highly reflecting upon her Majesty, and upon the nobility, gentry, clergy, and universities of this kingdom, maliciously insinuating that the Protestant succession in the house of Hanover is in danger under her Majesty's administration...
Page 48 - Among the matters of importance during this session, we may justly number the proceedings of the house of commons with relation to the press ; since her majesty's message to the house, of January the seventeenth, concludes with a paragraph, representing the great licenses taken in publishing false and scandalous libels, such as are a reproach to any government ; and recommending to them to find a remedy equal to the mischief.
Page 91 - The Earl of Oxford was removed on Tuesday,— " the Queen died on Sunday! What a world is " this, and how does Fortune banter us !" says Bolingbroke.* * Letter to Swift, Aug.
Page 106 - Dclaval came to see me, and we went to Kneller's*, who was not in town. In the way we met the electors for parliamentmen : and the rabble came about our coach, crying a Colt, a Stanhope, &c. We were afraid of a dead cat, or our glasses broken, and so were always of their side.
Page 9 - That, in case the Crown and imperial dignity of this realm shall hereafter come to any person not being a native of this kingdom of England, this nation be not obliged to engage in any war for the defense of any dominions or territories which do not belong to the Crown of England without the consent of Parliament.
Page 21 - There was a drawing-room to-day at court : but so few company, that the Queen sent for us into her bed-chamber, where we made our bows, and stood about twenty of us round the room, while she looked at us round with her fan in her mouth, and once a minute said about three words to some that were nearest her, and then she was told dinner was ready, and went out.
Page 80 - My Lords, I have many children, and I know not whether God Almighty will vouchsafe to let me live to give them the education I could wish they had ; therefore, my Lords, I own I tremble when I think that a certain divine, who is hardly suspected of being a Christian (meaning, as we read in the annals, Dr. Swift,) is in a fair way of being a bishop, and may one day give licence to those who shall be intrusted with the instruction of youth.
Page 267 - Horace, to whom, in his private character, he might, perhaps, not unaptly be compared. He was good-tempered, joyous, and sensual, with an elegant taste for the arts; a warm friend, an indulgent master, and a boon companion. We are told of him, that whenever he received a packet of letters, the one from his gamekeeper was usually the first which he opened. To women he was greatly addicted, and his daughter by his second wife was born before their marriage. He had an easy and flowing wit, but too commonly...
Page 271 - The political state is under great divisions, the parties of Walpole and Stanhope as violent as Whig and Tory. The K. and P. continue two names, there is nothing like a coalition, but at the Masquerade; however the Princess is a dissenter from it, and has a very small party in so unmodish a separation.