The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason, at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, on Tuesday the Twenty-eighth ... [to] Friday the Thirty-first of October: And on Saturday the First ... [to] Wednesday the Fifth of November, 1794 ... Taken in Short-hand, Volumen3
Martha Gurney, 1795
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Página 278 - It is the love of the people; it is their attachment to their government from the sense of the deep stake they have in such a glorious institution, which gives you your army and your navy, and infuses into both that liberal obedience, without which your army would be a base rabble, and your navy nothing but rotten timber.
Página 396 - All hereditary government is in its nature tyranny. An heritable crown, or an heritable throne, or by what other fanciful name such things may be called, have no other significant explanation than that mankind are heritable property. To inherit a government, is to inherit the people, as if they were flocks and herds.
Página 277 - England worship freedom, they will turn their faces towards you. The more they multiply, the more friends you will have ; the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience. Slavery they can have any where. It is a weed that grows in every soil.
Página 277 - As long as you have the wisdom to keep the sovereign authority of this country as the sanctuary of liberty, the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith, wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship freedom, they will turn their faces towards you. The more they multiply, the more friends you will have ; the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience.
Página 231 - I must observe that the phrase of " the chartered rights of men" is full of affectation ; and very unusual in the discussion of privileges conferred by charters of the present description. But it is not difficult to discover what end that ambiguous mode of expression, so often reiterated, is meant to answer. The rights of men, that is to say, the natural rights of mankind, are indeed...
Página 181 - Third, how dangerous it is by construction, and ANALOGY, to make treasons where the LETTER of the law has not done it. For such a method admits of no limits, or bounds, but runs as far and as wide as the wit and invention of accusers, and the detestation of persons accused, will carry men.
Página 114 - Legislature in the act it is doing — " that this Convention, " considering the calamitous consequences of any act " of the Legislature, which may tend to deprive the " whole or any part of the people of their undoubted " right to meet, either by themselves or by delegation, " to discuss any matter relative to their common in...
Página 225 - ... prerogative being nothing but a power in the hands of the prince, to provide for the public good, in such cases, which depending upon unforeseen and uncertain occurrences, certain and unalterable laws could not safely direct...
Página 265 - ... mankind, and to deprive them of that assured and liberal state of mind, which alone can make us what we ought to be, that I vow to God I would sooner bring myself to put a man to immediate death for opinions I disliked, and so...
Página 265 - This species of universal subserviency, that makes the very servant who waits behind your chair the arbiter of your life and fortune, has such a tendency to degrade and abase mankind, and to deprive them of that assured and liberal state of mind, which alone can make us what we ought to be.