The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time

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Page 213 - ... determined reformers, — except, perhaps, among timid and indolent persons, who, untaught by experience, or fearful of exertion, imagine that concession to an invader is the way to peace. With the turbulent description of reformers, it is agreed on all hands, there can be no dallying or compromise. To attempt to conciliate them would be utterly hopeless. And I repeat, I do not believe the sound part of the community to be at all widely infected by the love of change. To use a figure of Mr. Burke's,...
Page 773 - 2. c. 2., and it is indeed a public allowance under due restrictions, of the natural right of resistance and selfpreservation, when the sanctions of society and laws are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression.
Page 271 - I have the honour to transmit to your lordship a copy of a letter I have received from Colonel Cox, late governor of Almeida, and a copy of the capitulation of that place.
Page 3 - I continue to receive from foreign powers the strongest assurances of their friendly disposition towards this country.
Page 57 - Community ; and a spirit is now fully manifested, utterly hostile to the Constitution of this Kingdom, and aiming not only at the change of those Political Institutions which have hitherto constituted the pride and security of this Country, but at the Subversion of the Rights of Property and of all Order in Society.
Page 207 - 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 destroy
Page 623 - It was on the night of the 30th of March that a general insurrection was intended to have commenced at Manchester. The magistrates were to be seized ; the prisoners were to be liberated ; the soldiers were either to be surprised in their barracks, or a, certain number of factories were to be set on fire, for the purpose of drawing the soldiers out...
Page 207 - So say I of the higher ranks of that same portion of the community — the unpaid magistracy of the country. — I do not dread the inroads attempted to be made on the constitution of parliament, with half the horror that I do the efforts to disparage the character of that magistracy. A new House of Commons might be elected. The monarch might create new peers. New statesmen would be found to conduct the affairs of government, if the present race of public men were swept from the earth. But once "...
Page 1011 - What prevents the people from walking down to the House and pulling out the members by the ears, locking up their doors, and flinging the key into the Thames...
Page 379 - They have led to proceedings incompatible with the public tranquillity, and with the peaceful habits of the industrious classes of the community ; and a spirit is now fully manifested, utterly hostile to the constitution of this kingdom, and aiming not only at the change of those political institutions which have hitherto constituted the pride and security of this country, but at the subversion of the rights of property and of all order in society.

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