The speeches of Iohn Wilkes, one of the knights of the shire for the county of Middlesex, in the Parliament appointed to meet at Westminster the 29.th day of November 1774, to the prorogation the 6.th day of June 1777

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Page 64 - Moved, that an humble addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, to return his majefty the thanks of this houfe for his moft gracious fpeech from the throne.
Page 89 - We have thought fit, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to issue this Our Royal Proclamation, hereby...
Page 98 - ... not depart the court without leave, then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.
Page 77 - Brunswick, whom he was, by his commission and instructions, directed to obey as commander in chief, according to the rules of war ; and it is the further opinion of this court, that the said lord George Sackville is, and he is hereby adjudged, unfit to serve his majesty in any military capacity whatsoever.
Page 102 - I think the most exalted faculties of the human mind a gift worthy of the Divinity, nor any assistance in the improvement of them a subject of gratitude to my fellow creature, if I were not satisfied, that, really to inform the understanding, corrects and enlarges the heart.
Page 91 - This House is at this hour composed of the same representation it was at his demise, notwithstanding the many and important changes which have since happened ; it becomes us therefore to...
Page 96 - To what grofs abfurdities the following of cuftom, when reafon has left it, may lead, we may be fatisfied, when we fee the bare name of a town, of which there remains not fo much as the ruins, where fcarce fo much houfing as a fheepcote...
Page 132 - An act for the better securing the dependency of his Majesty's dominions in America upon the crown and parliament of Great Britain. WHEREAS several of the houses of representatives in his Majesty's colonies and plantations in America, have of late, against law, claimed to themselves, or to the general assemblies of the same, the sole and exclusive right of imposing duties and taxes upon his Majesty's subjects in the said colonies and plantations...
Page 60 - Houghton colleSlion, would in fome degree alleviate the concern, which every man of tafte now feels at being deprived of viewing thofe prodigies of art, the Cartons of the divine Raphael. King William, although a Dutchman, really loved and understood the polite arts. He had the fine feelings of a man of tafte, as well as the fentiments of a hero. He built the princely fuite of apartments at Hamptoncourt, on purpofe for the reception of thofe heavenly guefts.
Page 111 - ... pristine purity of the form of government established by our ancestors, would be ineffectual; even the shortening the period of Parliaments, and a place and pension bill, both which I highly approve, and think absolutely necessary. I therefore flatter myself, sir, that I have the concurrence of the House with the motion which I have now the honour of making, " That leave be given to bring in a bill for a just and equal representation of the people of England in Parliament.

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