Political Register and Impartial Review of New Books

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J. Almon, 1769
 

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Pagina 117 - ... This, sir, is the detail. In one view, behold a nation overwhelmed with debt ; her revenues wasted, her trade declining ; the affections of her colonies alienated; the duty of the magistrate transferred to the soldiery ; a gallant army, which never fought unwillingly but against their fellow-subjects, mouldering away for want of the direction of a man of common abilities and spirit...
Pagina 281 - For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to his earth, and then all his thoughts perish.
Pagina 112 - The situation of this country is alarming enough to rouse the attention of every man who pretends to a concern for the public welfare.
Pagina 75 - Good name in man or woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash : 'tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.
Pagina 241 - ... that it may be declared and enacted, That all and singular the rights and liberties asserted and claimed in the said declaration, are the true, ancient, and indubitable rights and liberties of the people of this kingdom...
Pagina 117 - Providence, it were possible for us to escape a crisis so full of terror and despair, posterity will not believe the history of the present times. They will either conclude that our distresses were imaginary, or that we had the good fortune to be governed by men of acknowledged integrity and wisdom: they will not believe it possible that their ancestors could have survived...
Pagina 114 - ... relief to foreign trade and to the weight of the public debt. He thought it equitable that...
Pagina 112 - The ruin or prosperity of a state depends so much upon the administration of its government, that, to be acquainted with the merit of a ministry, we need only observe the condition of the people. If we see them obedient to the laws, prosperous in their industry, united at home, and respected abroad, we may reasonably presume that their affairs are conducted by men of experience, abilities, and virtue. If, on the contrary, we...
Pagina 113 - It is not the disorder, but the physician — it is not a casual concurrence of calamitous circumstances, it is the pernicious hand of government — which alone can make a whole people desperate.
Pagina 116 - Nature has been sparing of her gifts to this noble Lord ; but where birth and fortune are united, we expect the noble pride and independence of a man of spirit, not the servile humiliating complaisance of a courtier.

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