A Complete Collection of the Genuine Papers, Letters, &c. in the Case of John Wilkes, Esq: Late Member for Aylesbury, in the County of Bucks..

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Page 197 - Excise. A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Page 22 - His lordship paid me the highest encomiums on my courage, and said he would declare everywhere that I was the noblest fellow God had ever made. He then desired that we might now be good friends, and retire to the Inn to drink a bottle of claret together, which we did with great good humour and much laugh.
Page 24 - No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold, or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed ; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page 194 - 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 158 - I wish, my lord, to owe this to the mercy of my Prince. I entreat your grace to lay me with all humility at the King's feet...
Page 159 - I implore, and in every thing fubmit to, his Majefty's clemency. ' Your grace's noble manner of thinking, and the * obligations I have formerly received, which are ftill...
Page 55 - The North Briton," in which I have been named or even alluded to, was written by...
Page 30 - Wilkes, esq. herewith sent you, for being the author and publisher of a most infamous and seditious libel, intitled, The North Briton, No. 45, tending to inflame the minds and alienate the affections of the people from his majesty, and to excite them to traitorous insurrections against the government...
Page 15 - I, which had affronted his honour? He would know; he insisted on a direct answer ; here were his pistols. I replied that he would soon use them ; that I desired to know by what right his lordship catechised me about a paper which did not bear my name ; that I...
Page 79 - I heard a gentleman taking him to taflc, upon his vowing revenge on you or your fervant ; upon which I told the gentleman a fmall part of what I knew, and he put him in the hands of two watchmen, and ordered him to the round-houfe ; but at the corner of Great George-ftreet, I am told, he was refcued, and ran away.

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