The Edinburgh Annual Register, Volume 1; Volume 2, Part 1

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Walter Scott
John Ballantyne and Company, 1811
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Page 290 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Page 330 - The tax which each individual is bound to pay ought to be certain, and not arbitrary. The time of payment, the manner of payment, the quantity to be paid, ought all to be clear and plain to the contributor, and to every other person.
Page 221 - Nemesis visiting the sins of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation...
Page 149 - Master French must mind what he is about, or I shall cut up him and his levy too.
Page 414 - Upon receiving through you, on the part of the American Government, a distinct and official Recognition of the three above-mentioned Conditions, His Majesty will lose no time in sending to America a Minister fully empowered to consign them to a formal and regular Treaty.
Page 107 - I was sensible, however, that the apathy and indifference of the Spaniards would never have been believed ; that, had the British been withdrawn, the loss of the cause would have been imputed to their retreat ; and it was necessary to risk this army to convince the people of England, as well as the rest of Europe, that the Spaniards had neither the power, nor the inclination, to make any efforts for themselves.
Page 415 - As it appears at the same time, that, in making this offer, his Britannic majesty derives a motive from the equality, now existing, in the relations of the United States, with the two belligerent powers, the president owes it to the occasion, and to himself, to let it be understood, that this equality is a result incident to a state of things, growing out of distinct considerations.
Page 749 - The experience of every day shows the absolute necessity that the British army should withdraw from this country. It is useless to complain ; but we are certainly not treated as friends, much less as the only prop on which the cause of Spain can depend.
Page 262 - ... hunger, to whom it must stand in the place of food and raiment ; while the same law did not scruple to permit the sale of these spirits by wholesale on the part of the rich merchant or still more opulent planter...
Page 68 - I care not whether you do it by a secret, a select committee, or a committee of the whole House ; for either of these will satisfy me, and will gain the object which the country must have in view." Mr Ponsonby then concluded by moving, " That it is indispensably necessary that this House should inquire into the causes, conduct, and events of the late campaign in Spain.

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