The cabinet history of England, an abridgment of the chapters entitled 'Civil and military history' in the Pictorial history of England [by G.L. Craik and C. MacFarlane] with a continuation to the present time. 13 vols. [in 26].
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Página 82 - You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness — how soon, upon any call of patriotism or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder.
Página 95 - Bill implies merely a careful review of institutions, civil and ecclesiastical, undertaken in a friendly temper, combining, with the firm maintenance of established rights the correction of proved abuses and the redress of real grievances...
Página 111 - Might not compensation for disparagement be obtained, and the policy of our ancestors vindicated, by means better adapted to the present time ? If France occupied Spain, was it necessary, in order to avoid the consequences of that occupation — that we should blockade Cadiz ? No. I looked another way — I sought materials of compensation in another hemisphere. Contemplating Spain, such as our ancestors had known her, I resolved that if France had Spain, it should not be Spain " with the Indies"...
Página 22 - Singh engages never to take, or retain in his service any British subject, nor the subject of any European or American State, without the consent of the British Government.
Página 52 - 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.
Página 11 - They solemnly declare, that the present act has no other object than to publish, in the face of the whole world, their fixed resolution, both in the administration of their respective states, and in their political relations with every other government, to take, lor their sole guide, the precepts of that holy religion; namely, the precepts of justice, Christian charity, and peace...
Página 167 - ... consideration the state of the laws affecting his majesty's Roman Catholic subjects in Great Britain and Ireland, with a view to such a final and conciliatory adjustment as may be conducive to the peace and strength of the united kingdom ; to the stability of the Protestant establishment ; and to the general satisfaction and concord of all classes of his majesty's subjects.
Página 50 - ... for its adjustment, you will carefully adhere to the acknowledged principles of the Constitution, by which the prerogatives of the Crown, the authority of both Houses of Parliament, and the rights and liberties of the people are equally secured.
Página 154 - That is not the case now. Let the soldier be abroad ; in the present age he can do nothing. There is another person abroad — a less important person in the eyes of some, an insignificant person, whose labours have tended to produce this state of things. The schoolmaster is abroad ! And I trust more to...