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Pagina 98 - Scott observed that, in the verses on Solomon's Temple, one striking circumstance had escaped him, namely, that no tools were used in its erection.
Pagina 228 - But it is singular to remark how ready sonic people are to admire in a great man, the exception rather than the rule of his conduct. Such perverse worship is like the idolatry of barbarous nations, who can see the noonday splendour of the sun without emotion ; but who, when he is in eclipse, come forward with hymns and cymbals to adore him.
Pagina 47 - The Grounds, on which the Church of England separated from the Church of Rome...
Pagina 230 - Sir, is aware, that our Navigation Laws have a two-fold object. First, to create and maintain in this country a great commercial Marine ; and secondly (an object not less important in the eyes of statesmen), to prevent any one other nation from engrossing too large a portion of the navigation of the rest of the world.
Pagina 274 - ... committee of the House of Commons appointed for the trial of any petition complaining of an undue election or return of any member or members to serve in Parliament.
Pagina 8 - They have been framed with an anxious desire to avoid every expenditure beyond what the necessary demanda of the public service may require. " His Majesty has the satisfaction of informing you, that the produce of the revenue, in the last year, has fully justified the expectations entertained at the commencement of it. " My Lords and Gentlemen, " His Majesty deeply laments the injurious effects which the late pecuniary crisis must have entailed upon many branches of the commerce and manufactures...
Pagina 247 - The next is, to repeal all statutes which are sleeping and not of use, but yet snaring and in force : in some of those it will perhaps be requisite to substitute some more reasonable law, instead of them, agreeable to the time ; in others a simple repeal may suffice. 3. The third, that the grievousness of the penalty in many statutes be mitigated, though the ordinance stand.
Pagina 107 - Court, avowing himself to be the author of the piece in question, and maintaining that every position in it was strictly conformable to the laws and constitution of England.