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 29th. Day of November 1774, to the Prorogation the 6th. Day of June 1777

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Fielding and Walker, 1777 - Great Britain

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Page 81 - I blulh again at the recollection that it has been at any time, and in any way, brought to the public eye, and drawn from the obfcurity in which it remained under my roof. Twelve copies of a- fmall part of it had been printed in my houfe at my own private prefs.
Page 115 - House, as being subversive of the rights of the whole body of electors of this kingdom.
Page 100 - ... not depart the court without leave, then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.
Page 82 - That it is an high indignity to, and a notorious breach of the privilege of, this House, for any News-writer, in letters or other papers (as minutes, or under any other denomination), or for any printer or publisher of any printed Newspaper of any denomination, to presume to insert in the said letters or papers, or to give therein any account of the debates, or other proceedings...
Page 36 - PENSION [an allowance made to any one without an equivalent. In England it is generally understood to mean pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country}.
Page 27 - Sir, that the debt has been contrafted in corrupting the reprefontatives of the people, and that this public plunder has been divided among the majority of this Houfe, which is allowed to be the moft corrupt aflembly in Europe, while the honeft and fair creditors of the Crown have been reduced to the greateft diftrefs.
Page 27 - I confess, or frailties in abundance. They were kings or gentlemen, not hypocrites or priests. They were at the head of the Church, but did not know the value of their office. They said their prayers without ceremony, and had too little priestcraft in their understanding to reconcile the sanctimonious forms of religion with the utter destruction of the morality of their people.
Page 12 - Scottilh rebellion, carried on by many of the fame traitors, who had been pardoned by his father. The expence of that rebellion to the King and kingdom was enormous, for it was not confined to the extremities of the ifland, but raged in the heart of the kingdom, and the rebels advanced to within a hundred miles of the .capital. Such an event, fir, not *nforefeen1 btcaufe faretald, was a juft ground for for the Parliament's djfcharging a debt con.
Page 84 - February 7, 1771, printed for J. Wheble, as misrepresenting the speeches, and reflecting on several of the members of this house, in contempt of the order, and in breach of the privilege of this house :
Page 103 - I observe," said Wilkes, in a letter to the speaker, " that no notice is taken of me in your order as a member of the House, and that I am not required to attend in my place: both these circumstances ought to have been, mentioned in my case, and I hold them absolutely indispensable.

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