Junius, Volume 2

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T. Bensley, 1797 - 366 pages

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Page 180 - Recorded honours shall gather round his monument, and thicken over him. It is a solid fabric, and will support the laurels that adorn it. I am not conversant in the language of panegyric. These praises are extorted from me; but they will wear well, for they have been dearly earned.
Page 48 - I have been deterred by the difficulty of the task. Our language has no term of reproach, the mind has no idea of detestation, which has not already been happily applied to you, and exhausted.
Page 108 - Resolved, That king James the Second, having endeavoured to subvert the Constitution of the Kingdom, by breaking the original Contract between king and people, and, by the advice of Jesuits, and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental Laws, and having withdrawn himself out of the Kingdom, has abdicated the Government, and that the Throne is thereby become vacant.
Page 107 - that having been in this session of parliament expelled this house, he was and is incapable of being elected a member to serve in this present parliament.
Page 49 - Lordship's honour, that, in your earlier days, you were but little infected with the prudence of your country. You had some original attachments, which you took every proper opportunity to acknowledge. The liberal spirit of youth prevailed over your native discretion. Your zeal in the cause of an unhappy Prince was expressed with the sincerity of wine, and some of the solemnities of religion *. This, I conceive, is the most amiable point of view in which yonr character has appeared.
Page 50 - In contempt or ignorance of the common law of England, you have made it your study to introduce into the court, where you preside, maxims of jurisprudence unknown to Englishmen. The Roman code, the law of nations, and the opinion of foreign civilians, are your perpetual theme ;— • but whoever heard you mention Magna Charta or the Bill of Rights with approbation or respect?
Page 51 - ... who ever heard you mention Magna Charta, or the Bill of Rights, with approbation or respect? By such treacherous arts the noble simplicity and free spirit of our Saxon laws were first corrupted. The Norman conquest was not complete, until Norman lawyers had introduced their laws, and reduced slavery to a system.
Page 88 - Wedderburne's resolution ; and though in him it was rather a profession than a desertion of his 87 principles, (I speak tenderly of this gentleman, for when treachery is in question, I think we should make allowances for a Scotchman,) yet we have seen him in the house of commons overwhelmed with confusion, and almost bereft of his faculties.
Page 285 - ... unless it appear to the judges and justices upon oath made, that the witnesses for the king could not be produced the same term, sessions, or...
Page 226 - ... by transplanting. I will not reject a bill which tends to confine parliamentary privilege within reasonable bounds, though it should be stolen from the House of Cavendish, and introduced by Mr. Onslow. The features of the infant are a proof of the descent, and vindicate the noble birth from the baseness of the adoption.

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