The Life and Times of John Wilkes, M. P., Lord Mayor of London, and Chamberlain, Volume 2

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Page 107 - ... majesty's displeasure would at all times affect their minds ; the declaration of that displeasure has already filled them with inexpressible anxiety, and with the deepest affliction. Permit me, sire, to assure your majesty, that your majesty lias...
Page 15 - ... extremities. But if such an event should happen, let it be so ; even such an event might be productive of wholesome effects : such a stroke might rouse the better part of the nation from their lethargic condition to a state of activity, to assert and execute the law, and punish the daring and impious hands which had violated it. And those who now supinely behold the danger which threatens all liberty from the most abandoned licentiousness, might by such an event be awakened to a sense of their...
Page 228 - Having entire confidence in the wisdom of my parliament, the great council of the nation, I will steadily pursue those measures which they have recommended for the support of the constitutional rights of Great Britain, and the protection of the commercial interests of my kingdoms.
Page 270 - All the remainders of my different bequests I give " and bequeath to the Archbishop of Canterbury and to " the Archbishop of York for the time being in trust " for charitable purposes and any thing not specified I " commit to the discretion of my executors.
Page 64 - The affections of your subjects may still be recovered. But before you subdue their hearts you must gain a noble victory over your own. Discard those little, personal resentments which have too long directed your public conduct. Pardon this man the remainder of his punishment; and, if resentment still prevails, make it what it should have been long since — an act, not of mercy, but of contempt.
Page 106 - I should have been wanting to the public as well as to myself, if I had not expressed my dissatisfaction at the late Address. My sentiments on that subject continue the same ; and I should ill deserve to be considered as the father of my people, if I could...
Page 108 - ... and family, or more ready to sacrifice their lives and fortunes in the maintenance of the true honour and dignity of your crown.
Page 64 - English subject of his birthright may rob an English king of his crown. In another view the resolution of the House of Commons, apparently not so dangerous to your Majesty, is still more alarming to your people. Not contented with divesting one man of his right, they have arbitrarily conveyed that right to another. They have set aside a return as illegal, without daring to censure those officers who were particularly apprised of Mr.
Page 170 - It is highly necessary that this strange and lawless method of publishing debates in the papers should be put a stop to. But is not the House of Lords the best court to bring such miscreants before ; as it can fine, as well as imprison, and has broader shoulders to support the odium of so salutary a measure ?
Page 108 - ... that whoever has already dared, or shall hereafter endeavour, by false insinuations and suggestions, to alienate your Majesty's affections from your loyal subjects in general, and from the City of London in particular, and to withdraw your confidence...

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