Memoirs of the Life of Sir Samuel Romilly, Volume 3

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Page 341 - Licence they mean when they cry Liberty; For who loves that must first be wise and good ; But from that mark how far they rove we see, For all this waste of wealth and loss of blood.
Page 128 - He did extricate himself, but in a way for which I certainly was not prepared. He appeared at the bar of the House of Lords with a written argument, the whole of which he very deliberately read, without venturing to add a single observation or expression of his own. In the Stafford peerage, which stood for the same day, he did exactly the same thing. He merely read an argument which somebody had composed for him ; and none of the Lords were malicious enough to interrupt him, or to put any questions...
Page 12 - I cannot conclude without expressing the gratification I should feel, if some of those persons, with whom the early habits of my public life were formed, would strengthen my hands, and constitute a part of my government.
Page 47 - Judgment shall have been had, shall be ; and in case Admission shall be refused or not obtained within a reasonable time after it shall have been first demanded, to enter by Force by Day...
Page 198 - British flag ; that protection was granted them with the sanction of my name : 'tis true no conditions were stipulated for ; but I acted in the full confidence that their lives would be held sacred, or they never should have put foot in the ship I command, without being made acquainted that it was for the purpose of delivering them over to the laws of their country. " I again beg leave to repeat to your Lordship, that I am far from supposing it to be the intention of His Majesty's Government to deliver...
Page 302 - Lordship should not propose to attend in person at the next general quarter sessions of the peace, to be holden in and for the county...
Page 324 - Papers relative to codification and public instruction ; including correspondences with the Russian Emperor, and divers constituted authorities in the American United States.
Page 352 - Ministers for the abuses and violations of the laws of which they had been guilty, in the exercise of the authority vested in them : — Let us recollect that we are the same Parliament which refused to inquire into the grievances stated in the numerous petitions and memorials with which our table groaned ; that we turned a deaf ear to the complaints of the oppressed ; that we even amused ourselves with their sufferings : — Let us recollect that we are the same Parliament which sanctioned the use...
Page 352 - Parliament which sanctioned the use of spies and informers by the British Government ; debasing that Government, once so celebrated for good faith and honour, into a condition lower in character than that of the ancient French...
Page 222 - However solicitous the Prince Regent must be to see His Most Christian Majesty restored to the throne, and however anxious he is to contribute, in conjunction with his Allies, to so auspicious an event, he nevertheless deems himself called upon to make this declaration on the exchange of the ratifications ; as well in consideration of what is due to His Most Christian Majesty's interests in France, as in conformity to the principles upon which the British Government has invariably regulated its conduct.

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