Baratariana; a select collection of fugitive political pieces, published during the administration of viscount Townshend, in Ireland [ed. by - Simpson].

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Página 260 - England, his ambition was fame. Without dividing, he destroyed party ; without corrupting, he made a venal age unanimous. France sunk beneath him. With one hand he smote the house of Bourbon, and wielded in the other the democracy of England. The sight of his mind was infinite ; and his schemes were to affect, not England, not the present age only, but Europe and posterity.
Página 250 - ... to exert any power but that of rejecting; they will not permit the least alteration or amendment to be made by the lords to the mode of taxing the people by a- money bill ; under which appellation are included all bills, by which money is directed to be raised upon the subject, for any purpose or in any shape whatsoever...
Página 261 - Townshend, for ever on the rack of exertion, but rather lightened upon the subject, and reached the point by the flashings of the mind, which, like those of his eye, were felt but could not be followed. Upon the whole, there was in this man something that could create, subvert, or reform...
Página 260 - England. The sight of his mind was infinite ; and his schemes were to affect, not England, not the present age only, but Europe and posterity. Wonderful were the means...
Página 261 - Pitt through all her classes of venality. Corruption imagined, indeed, that she had found defects in this statesman, and talked much of the inconsistency of his glory, and much of the ruin of his victories ; but the history of his country, and the calamities of the enemy, answered and refuted her.
Página 212 - Majefty's government, for the fecurity of this kingdom, and for the maintenance of the public credit. " I have ordered the proper eftimates and accounts to be laid before you, from which you will find, not only that the revenue has...
Página 261 - ... not like the torrent of Demosthenes, or the splendid conflagration of Tully ; it resembled sometimes the thunder, and sometimes the music of the spheres.
Página 353 - Houfe be defired that no proteft, of any perfon whomfoever, who is not a Lord of Parliament and a Member of this Houfe, and which doth not refpect a matter which had been...
Página 354 - Lord, againft whom the majority had declared, might have an opportunity of vindicating himfelf to future time, which the original cuftom of inferting the name of each Lord in the Journals, with the part he had taken in the queftion, rendered more neceflary.

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