Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer Under Other Signatures: to which are Added His Confidential Correspondence with Mr. Wilkes and His Private Letters to Mr. H.S. Woodfall, Volume 2

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Henry G. Bohn, 1865
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Page 23 - As to me, he assured that it is not in the nature of things that they, or you, or anybody else, should ever know me, unless I make myself known. All arts, or inquiries, or rewards would be equally ineffectual.
Page 109 - My Lord, the man who presumes to give your Lordship these hints, admires your character without servility, and is convinced that, if this country can be saved, it must be saved by Lord Chatham's spirit, by Lord Chatham's abilities.
Page 198 - ... himself a well-earned rank in Parliament by a thorough knowledge of its constitution and a perfect practice in all its business. Sir, if such a man fell into errors, it must be from defects not intrinsical; they must be rather sought in the particular habits of his life, which, though they do not alter the groundwork of character, yet tinge it with their own hue. He was bred in a profession. He was bred to the law, which is...
Page 6 - That Swinney* is a wretched but a dangerous fool. He had the impudence to go to lord G. Sackville, whom he had never spoken to, and to ask him whether or no he was the author of Junius — take care of him.
Page 54 - ... it should seem that he had also been uniformly his own messenger : yet in his Private Letter of January 18th, 1772, he observes, " the gentleman who transacts the conveyancing part of our correspondence tells me there was much difficulty last night'.
Page 418 - Talking of the manner of Mr. Pitt's speaking, he said ' There he would stand, turning up his eyes to heaven, that witnessed his perjuries, and laying his hand in a solemn manner upon the table, that sacrilegious hand that had been employed in tearing out the bowels of his mother country !
Page 198 - With a masculine understanding, and a stout and resolute heart, he had an application undissipated and unwearied. He took public business not as a duty which he was to fulfil, but as a pleasure he was to enjoy ; and he seemed to have no delight out of this house, except in such things as some way related to the business that was to be done within it.
Page 274 - The decisions and dicta of the Judges who have said that the House of Commons are the only judges of their own privileges, and that the courts of common law cannot be judges of the privileges of the House of Commons, are chiefly where the question has arisen on commitments for contempt, upon which no doubt could ever be entertained but that the House are the only judges of what is a contempt to their House generally, or...
Page 338 - Egmont, cannot, nor ought in any wise to affect the question of the prior right of sovereignty of the Malouine otherwise called Falkland's Islands.
Page 22 - This seems not to be easily reconcileable with what he says in one of his letters to Woodfall, — " The truth is, that there are people about me, " whom I would wish not to contradict, and who had •' rather see Junius in the papers ever so improperly than •

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