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Addenda administration affairs America appears arrangement attempt authority Bedford bill Britain British brought Bute Bute's cabinet carried cause character Chatham chief colonies conduct consideration considered constitutional Correspondence Council course court Crown desire directed Duke duty Earl effect employed England English entered expressed fact Family Compact favour formed friends George Grenville Halifax hand House of Commons immediately important influence justice King King's late least libel Lord Majesty matter means measure ment minister ministry negotiation never Newcastle object occasion offered opinion opposition Parliament party passed peace person Pitt political position preferred present Princess principle privilege proceeding proposed question reason received represented resignation respect retirement royal Secretary seems sovereign speech spirit stamp taken taxation Temple tion took trade treaty vote warrant Whig Wilkes
Page 259 - 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 316 - He made an administration so checkered and speckled ; he put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed, a cabinet so variously inlaid, such a piece of diversified mosaic, such a tesselated pavement without cement, — here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white, patriots and courtiers, king's friends and republicans, whigs and tories, treacherous friends and open enemies, — that it was indeed a very curious show, but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to...
Page 246 - In such a cause, your success would be hazardous. America, if she fell, would fall like the strong man. She would embrace the pillars of the state, and pull down the constitution along with her.
Page 244 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Page 394 - That the Americans had purchased their liberty at a dear rate, since they had quitted their native country, and gone in search of freedom to a desert.* * " They left their native land in search of freedom, and found it in a detert,
Page 316 - He made an administration, so checkered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically dove-tailed; a cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without cement; here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white; patriots and courtiers, king's friends and republicans; whigs and tories; treacherous friends and open enemies : that it was indeed a very curious show; but utterly unsafe to touch, and unsure to stand...
Page 46 - He has a kind of unhappiness in his temper, which, if it be not conquered before it has taken too deep a root, will be a source of frequent anxiety. Whenever he is displeased, his anger does not break out with heat and violence ; but he becomes sullen and silent, and retires to his closet ; not to compose his mind by study or contemplation, but merely to indulge the melancholy enjoyment of his own ill-humour. Even when the fit is ended, unfavourable symptoms very frequently return, which indicate...
Page 174 - That this kingdom has the sovereign, the supreme legislative power over America, is granted. It cannot be denied; and taxation is a part of that sovereign power.
Page xxiii - The weight of irremoveable royal displeasure is a load too great to move under : it must crush any man ; it has sunk and broke me. I succumb ; and wish for nothing but a decent and innocent retreat, wherein I may no longer, by continuing in the public stream of promotion, for ever stick fast aground, and afford to the world the ridiculous spectacle of being passed by every boat that navigates the same river.