The Speeches of Iohn Wilkes, One of the Knights of the Shire for the County of Middlesex, in the Parliament Appointed to Meet at Westminster the 29th. Day of November 1774, to the Prorogation the 6th. Day of June 1777
Fielding and Walker, 1777
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Pagina 32 - That the inhabitants of the English colonies in North America, by the immutable laws of nature, the principles of the English Constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have the following rights: Resolved, NCD 1.
Pagina 60 - Majesty's present servants; and by which their conduct in respect to America has been governed. And his Majesty relies upon your prudence and fidelity for such an explanation of his measures as may tend to remove the prejudices which have been excited by the misrepresentations of those who are enemies to the peace and prosperity of Great Britain and her colonies; and to re-establish that mutual confidence and affection upon which the glory and safety of the British empire depend.
Pagina 49 - The bill which it is now my duty to present to your majesty, is entitled an act for the better support of his majesty's household and of the honour and dignity of the crown of Great Britain, to which your Commons humbly beg your royal assent.
Pagina 109 - House, as being subversive of the rights of the whole body of electors of this kingdom.
Pagina 32 - That they are entitled to life, liberty, and property, and they have never ceded to any sovereign power whatever, a right to dispose of either without their consent.
Pagina 86 - ... of that majestic and beautiful fabric, the English constitution. As the whole seems in disorder and confusion, all the former union and harmony of the parts are lost and destroyed.
Pagina 138 - King's speech, wherein he assures Parliament, " that as well from the assurances I have received, as from the general appearance of affairs in Europe, I see no probability that the measures, which you may adopt, will be interrupted by disputes with any foreign power?
Pagina 57 - English gentleman of taste, than to be thus deprived of feasting his delighted view with what he most admired, and had always considered as the pride of our island, as an invaluable national treasure, as a common blessing, not as private property ? The kings of France and Spain permit their subjects the view of all the pictures in their collections.