History of the Whig Ministry of 1830: To the Passing of the Reform Bill, Volume 1

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J. W. Parker and son, 1852


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Page 147 - Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge, how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.
Page 101 - I do hereby disclaim, disavow, and solemnly abjure any intention to subvert the present church establishment, as settled by law within this realm: And I do solemnly swear that I never will exercise any privilege to which I am or may become entitled, to disturb or weaken the Protestant religion or Protestant government in the United Kingdom...
Page 191 - I had further to contend with an interest more powerful and energetic — with that generous and benevolent interest, founded upon affection for the King's person, which has so long been, and, I trust, ever will remain the characteristic of Englishmen. These prepossessions, just in themselves, but connected with dangerous partialities, would, at any time, have been sufficiently formidable ; but at what season had I to contend with them ? I had to contend with them when a cloud of prejudices covered...
Page 199 - ... calculated to throw a slur upon the representation of the country, and to fill the minds of the people with vague and indefinite alarms.
Page 51 - I owe it to you as the head of the administration, and to Mr. Peel as the leader of the House of Commons, to lose no time in affording you an opportunity of placing my office in other hands, as the only means in my power of preventing the injury to the King's service, which may ensue from the appearance of disunion in his Majesty's councils, however unfounded in reality, or however unimportant in itself, the question which has given rise to that appearance.
Page 224 - O'Connell, made on the 28th of May, for leave to bring in a bill ' for the effectual radical reform of abuses in the representation of the people in the Commons House of Parliament.
Page 34 - Does any man believe that I would give up such gratification, in order to be appointed to a station, to the duties of which I was unaccustomed, in which I was not wished, and for which I was not qualified ? as it must be obvious to your Lordships that, not being in the habit of addressing your Lordships, I should have been found, besides other disqualifications, incapable of displaying as they ought to be displayed, or of defending the measures of Government as they ought to be defended in this House...
Page 428 - With Additions by Professors AGASSIZ, PIERCE, and GRAY; 12 Maps and Engravings on Steel, some Coloured, and copious Index.
Page 109 - I am one of those who have probably passed a longer period of my life engaged in war than most men, and principally in civil war; and I must say this, that if I could avoid, by any sacrifice whatever, even one month of civil war in the country to which I was attached, I would sacrifice my life in order to do it.

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