The Trial of John Horne Tooke for High Treason: At the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, on Monday the Seventeenth, Tuesday the Eighteenth, Wednesday the Nineteenth, Thursday the Twentieth, Friday the Twenty-first and Saturday the Twenty-second of November, 1794, Volumen1
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Página 374 - Queen, or of their eldest son and heir; or if a man do violate the King's companion, or the King's eldest daughter unmarried, or the wife of the King's eldest son and heir; or if a man do levy war against our lord the King in his realm, or be adherent to the King's enemies in his realm, giving to them aid and comfort in the realm, or elsewhere, and thereof be provably attainted of open deed by the people of their condition.
Página 64 - Are we also willing to be treated as felons for " claiming this our inherent right ? which we are " determined never to forego but with our lives, and " which none but thieves and traitors" — that is, persons acting in the regular execution of the functions of magistracy — " can wish to withhold from us?
Página 62 - Britons muft depend not upon reafon to which they have long appealed, nor on the: powers of expreffing it, but on their firm and undaunted refolution to oppofe tyranny by the fame means by which it isexercifed.
Página 395 - It has not been attempted ; the abortive evidence of arms has been abandoned. Even the solitary pike, that formerly glared rebellion from the corner of the court, no longer makes its appearance, and the knives have retired to their ancient office of carving.
Página 69 - Society cannot but remind their friends that the present crisis demands all the prudence, unanimity, and vigour, that may or can be exerted by MEN and BRITONS ; nor do they doubt but that manly firmness and consistency will finally, and they believe shortly, terminate in the full accomplishment of all their wishes. I am, fellow-citizen, " ' (In my humble measure,) "*'A friend to the Rights of Man, " (Signed)
Página 390 - The weight of corruption has crushed this more gentle, as it would have defeated any more efficacious plan in the same circumstances. From that quarter, therefore, I have nothing to hope. It is from the people at large that I expect any good: — and I am convinced, that the only way to make them feel that they are really concerned ir the business, is to contend for their full, clear, and indisputable rights of universal representation.
Página 385 - The virtue, fpirit, and eflence of a houfe of commons confifts in its being the exprefs image of the feelings of the nation. It was not inftituted to be a controul upon the people, as of late it has been taught, by a doctrine of the moft pernicious tendency.
Página 425 - Hardy was suddenly arrested — dragged out of his bed in the night — torn from the arms of an affectionate wife, who fell a sacrifice to terror and affright, although he can now tell you, upon an oath accredited by his full and honourable acquittal, that he had not a conception in his mind, even after he was in the custody of the law, that high treason, or any other crime which verged towards disloyalty or rebellion, was to be imputed to him. Gentlemen, the alarm which seized upon Government at...
Página 398 - Now, to come closer to the main question, it is only desired to know whether the generality of the societies mean to rest satisfied with the Duke of Richmond's plan only, OR WHETHER IT is THEIR PRIVATE DESIGN TO RIP UP MONARCHY BY THE ROOTS, AND PLACE DEMOCRACY IN ITS STEAD.