The Eloquence of the British Senate: Being a Selection of the Best Speeches of the Most Distinguished English, Irish, and Scotch Parliamentary Speakers ... with Notes, Biographical, Critical, and Explanatory, Volume 1
Prior and Dunning, 1810 - Orators
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Page 150 - Levites: and it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life : that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all. the words of this law and these statutes, to do them : that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left : to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
Page 282 - Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
Page 124 - For what do the enemy say? Nay, what do many say that were friends at the beginning of the Parliament ? Even this, that the members of both houses have got great places and commands, and the sword into their hands ; and, what by interest in Parliament, what by power in the army, will perpetually continue themselves in grandeur, and not permit the war speedily to end, lest their own power should determine with it.
Page 252 - ... parricide. He that was guilty of parricide was beaten with rods upon his naked body till the blood gushed out of all the veins of his body; then he was sewed up in a leathern sack called a culeus, with a cock, a viper, and an ape, and thrown headlong into the sea.
Page 154 - God is my witness, it liath been confirmed to me since, not "a day ago, that the King of Scots hath an Army at the " water's side, ready to be shipped for England. I have it " from those who have been eyewitnesses of it. And, while it " is doing, there are endeavours from some who are not far " from this place to stir up the people of this town into a "tumulting — what if I said into a rebellion?
Page 124 - Therefore, waving a strict inquiry into the causes of these things, let us apply ourselves to the remedy ; which is most necessary. And I hope we have such true English hearts, and zealous affections towards the general weal of our Mother Country, as no Members of either House will scruple to deny themselves, and their own private interests, for the public good ; nor account it to be a dishonour done to them, whatever the Parliament shall resolve upon in this weighty matter.
Page 249 - I think I see the present peers of Scotland, whose noble ancestors conquered provinces, overran countries, reduced and subjected towns and fortified places, exacted tribute through the greatest part of England, now walking in the court of requests, like so many English attornies ; laying aside their walking swords when in company with the English peers, lest their self-defence should be found murder.
Page 424 - Then satires will be wrote by 'way of novels, secret histories, dialogues, or under some 'such title; and thereupon we shall be told, What!
Page 317 - A standing army is still a standing army, whatever name it be called by. They are a body of men distinct from the body of the people; they are governed by different laws; and blind obedience and an entire submission to the orders of their commanding officer is their only principle.