Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole: Earl of Orford, Volume 1

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1816 - Prime ministers

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Page 18 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under the King, or receives a pension from the crown, shall be capable of serving as a member of the house of commons.
Page 18 - That after the said limitation shall take effect as aforesaid, no person born out of the kingdoms of England, Scotland or Ireland or the dominions thereunto belonging (although he be naturalized or made a denizen, except such as are born of English parents) shall be capable to be of the privy council, or a member of either house of parliament...
Page 19 - Commissions be made Quamdiu se bene gesserint, and their salaries ascertained and established ; but upon the Address of both Houses of Parliament it may be lawful to remove them.
Page 330 - I saw a great deal of it, and it was a strange as well as ridiculous sight to see people crouding to give a testimony of their allegiance to a government, and cursing it at the same time for giving them the trouble of so doing...
Page 117 - just resentment we observe that the Pretender " still resides in Lorraine; and that he has the " presumption, by declarations from thence, to stir " up your Majesty's subjects to rebellion. But " that which raises the utmost indignation of your " Commons is, that it appears therein that his " hopes were built upon the measures that had " been taken for some time past in Great Britain. " It shall be our business to trace out those mea- CHAP, " sures whereon he placed his hopes, and to bring , IV"...
Page 18 - That no person who shall hereafter come to the possession of this crown shall go out of the dominions of England, Scotland or Ireland without consent of Parliament.
Page 228 - Words spoken in derogation of a peer, a judge, or other great officer of the realm, which are called scandalum magnatum, are held to be still more heinous h : and though they be such as would not be actionable in the case of a common person, yet when spoken in disgrace of such high and respectable characters, they amount to an atrocious injury ; which is redressed by an action on the case founded on many antient statutes'; as well on behalf of the crown, to [ 124 ] inflict the punishment of imprisonment...
Page 9 - Come, Robert, you shall drink twice while I drink once, for I will not permit the son in his sober senses to be witness to the intoxication of his father.
Page 154 - Tis from a handmaid we must take a Helen. From peer or bishop, 'tis no easy thing To draw the man who loves his God or King : Alas ! I copy (or my draught would fail) From honest Mah'met, or plain Parson Hale.
Page 229 - Fame was placed behind the temple of Virtue, to denote that there was no coming to the temple of Fame but through that of Virtue. But if this bill is passed into a law, one of the most powerful incentives to virtue would be taken away, since there would be no arriving at honour but through the winding-sheet of an old decrepit lord, or the grave of an extinct noble family...

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