The Speeches of the Right Honourable George Canning: With a Memoir of His Life, Volume 4

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J. Ridgway, 1828

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Page 179 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made: But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 281 - Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs...
Page 338 - In that petition, certain distinct propositions are laid down as the basis of a reform, which, to my recollection, have never yet been disclaimed, either on the part of the petitioners, or of those who have succeeded them in the same pursuit The petitioners complain, in the first place, that there is not an uniform right of voting; — secondly, that the right of voting is in too small bodies; — thirdly, that many great bodies are excluded from voting; — and, fourthly, they complain of the protracted...
Page 43 - Even such a man, so faint, so spiritless, So dull, so dead in look, so woe-begone, Drew Priam's curtain in the dead of night...
Page 227 - That an humble address be presented to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the thanks of this House for his most gracious message to this House, signified by His Grace the Lord Lieutenant.
Page 410 - I do declare that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, preeminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm : So help me God.
Page 158 - That an humble address be presented to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent to...
Page 226 - The King thinks it necessary, in consequence of the arrival of the Queen, to communicate to the House of Lords certain papers respecting the conduct of her majesty since her departure from this kingdom, which he recommends to the immediate and serious attention of this House.
Page 400 - While in this timorous, jealous disposition, the cry of a plot all on a sudden struck their ears : they were wakened from their slumber ; and like men affrightened and in the dark, took every figure for a spectre. The terror of each man became the source of terror to another. And an universal panic being diffused, reason and argument, and common sense and common humanity, lost all influence over them.
Page 374 - I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.

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