The Edinburgh annual register, Volume 2, Part 1

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Page 290 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Page 83 - Up to our native seat : descent and fall To us is adverse. Who but felt of late, When the fierce foe hung on our broken rear Insulting, and pursued us through the deep, With what compulsion and laborious flight We sunk thus low ? The...
Page 329 - The tax which each individual is bound to pay ought to be certain, and not arbitrary. The time of payment, the manner of payment, the quantity to be paid, ought all to be clear and plain to the contributor, and to every other person.
Page 791 - I need not say that this opinion is neither founded in any sentiment of personal hostility, nor in a desire of unnecessarily prolonging political differences. To compose, not to inflame, the divisions of the Empire has always been my anxious wish, and is now more than ever the duty of every loyal subject. But my accession to the existing Administration could...
Page 419 - ... communications between himself and the American government had been put an end to, replied, that the explanation had been previously made, before his arrival, by Mr Erskine ; and that as Mr Smith, in the conversation which they had held, had made no complaint of the disavowal, it...
Page 794 - I shall shew myself beyond the Pyrenees, the frightened leopard will fly to the ocean to avoid shame, defeat, and death. The triumph of my arms will be the triumph of the genius of good over that of evil, of moderation, order, and morality, over civil war, anarchy, and the bad passions.
Page 491 - Ferdinand, never, in any case, to cede to France any portion of the territories or possessions of the Spanish monarchy in any part of the world.
Page 171 - I have waited with the greatest anxiety until the committee appointed by the house of commons to inquire into my conduct, as commander-in-chief of his majesty's army, had closed its examinations, and I now hope that it will not be deemed improper to address this letter, through you, to the house of commons.
Page 107 - I wish it to be apparent to the whole world, as it is to every individual of the army, that we have done every thing in our power in support of the Spanish cause, and that we do not abandon it until long after the Spaniards had abandoned us.
Page 414 - France, and the powers adopting and acting under the French decrees, should be at liberty to capture all such American vessels as might be found attempting to trade with the ports of any of those powers; without which security, it was stated, for the observance of the embargo, the raising it nominally with respect to Great Britain alone, would, in fact, raise it with respect to all the world. It was added, that His Majesty, upon receiving a distinct and official recognition of these three conditions,...

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