The History of the Reign of George III, to the Termination of the Late War: To which is Prefixed, a View of the Progressive Improvement of England, in Prosperity and Strength, to the Accession of His Majesty, Volume 2

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Page 140 - I impeach him in the name of the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, whose parliamentary trust he has betrayed. I impeach him in the name of all the Commons of Great Britain, whose national character he has dishonoured.
Page 176 - ... energy — a state hurtful in practice to the prosperity and good government of his people, and injurious in its precedent to the security of the Monarch and the rights of his family. " Upon that part of the plan which regards the King's real and personal property, the Prince feels himself compelled to remark, that it was not necessary for Mr.
Page 176 - ... its natural and accustomed support, a scheme for disconnecting the authority to command service, from the power of animating it by reward; and for allotting to the prince all the invidious duties of government, without the means of softening them to the public, by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity.
Page 262 - A common contribution being necessary for the support of the public force, and for defraying the other expenses of Government, it ought to be divided equally among the members of the community, according to their abilities.
Page 261 - ... execute, or cause to be executed, arbitrary orders, ought to be punished, and every citizen called upon, or apprehended by virtue of the law, ought immediately to obey, and renders himself culpable by resistance.
Page 700 - The best and most natural pledge of its reality and permanence would be the restoration of that line of princes which for so many centuries maintained the French nation in prosperity at home, and in consideration and respect abroad...
Page 336 - ... hold there; I preserved it: I sent forth its armies with an effectual, but economical hand, through unknown and hostile regions, to the support of your other possessions ; to the retrieval of one from degradation and dishonour ; and of the other, from utter loss and subjection. I maintained the wars which were of your formation, or that of others, not of mine.
Page 403 - Britannic majesty: the balance of Europe, the independence of the different powers, the general peace, every consideration which at all times has fixed the attention of the English government, is at once exposed and threatened.
Page 413 - I die innocent of all the crimes which have been imputed to me. I forgive my enemies. I implore God from the bottom of my heart to pardon them, and not to take vengeance on the French nation for the blood about to be shed — " He was continuing, when Santerre pushed furiously towards the drummers, and forced them to beat without interruption.
Page 261 - I. Men are born, and always continue, free and equal in respect of their rights. Civil distinctions, therefore, can be founded only on public utility. II. The end of all political associations is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man; and these rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance of oppression.

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