Baratariana: A Select Collection of Fugitive Political Pieces, Published During the Administration of Lord Townshend in Ireland

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1773 - 354 páginas
 

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Página 254 - ... 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 265 - 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 327 - ... the posts of our light infantry, waiting for an opportunity to fall upon our rear. This, Sir, was the situation of things, when I was told, in the action, that I commanded...
Página 264 - 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 264 - England — his ambition was fame. Without dividing, he destroyed party ; without corrupting, he made a venal age unanimous. France sunk beneath him.
Página 339 - The fceptre fell among his domeftics, who became minifters to him, and incumbrances to us : thus the indolence of the executive power became a rent-charge upon the nation.
Página 265 - Corruption imagined, indeed, that fhe had found defects in this ftatefman, and talked much of the inconiitlency of his glory, and much of the ruin of his victories ; but the hiftory of his country, and the calamities of the enemy, anfwered and refuted her. Nor were his political abilities his only talents.

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