A Dissertation Upon Parties: In Several Letters to Caleb D'Anvers, Esq; Dedicated to the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole

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H. Haines, at R. Francklin's, 1735 - 246 pagine

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Pagina 103 - ... which pharisees of the black gown and the long robe are always at hand to report and interpret as a prince desires, be once added, like a supplemental code, to the known laws of the land: then, I...
Pagina 208 - Their power, in the utmost bounds of it, is limited to the public good of the society. It is a power that hath no other end but preservation, and therefore can never have a right to destroy, enslave, or designedly to impoverish the subjects.
Pagina 28 - When this parliament sat down, for it deserves our particular observation, that both houses were full of zeal for the present government, and of resentment against the late usurpations, there was but one party in parliament; and no other party could raise its head in the nation.
Pagina 103 - The settlements, by virtue of which he governs, are plainly original contracts. His institution is plainly conditional, and he may forfeit his right to allegiance, as undeniably and effectually, as the subject may forfeit his right to protection.
Pagina 109 - ... objects, either wickedly or weakly, either by obtaining new laws, which want this conformity, or by perverting old ones which had it ; and when this is done without law, or in open violation of the laws, we term it a tyrannical government. In a word, and to bring this home to our own...
Pagina 218 - Such a remedy might have wrought a radical cure of the evil that threatens our constitution; whereas, it is much to be apprehended, even from experience, that all others are merely palliative; and yet the palliative must be employed, no doubt, till the specific can be procured.
Pagina xxiv - ... enjoy it in that good company, and exclusively of all other persons. They cause no scandal ; they give no offence ; they raise no sentiment but contempt in the breasts of those they...
Pagina 6 - ... our glory abroad. It is time therefore that all, who desire to be esteemed good men, and to procure the peace, the strength and the glory of their country by the only means, by which they can be procured effectually, should join their efforts to heal our national divisions, and to change the narrow spirit of party into a diffusive spirit of public benevolence.
Pagina 232 - Charles the second, hath increased ever since ; hath descended from the highest to the lowest ranks of our people, and is become national. Now nothing can be more certain than this, that national luxury and national poverty may, in time, establish national prostitution.
Pagina 68 - They might have sold their birth-right for porridge, which was their own. They might have been bubbled by the foolish, bullied by the fearful, and insulted by those whom they despised. They would have deserved to be slaves, and they might have been treated as such. When a free people crouch, like camels, to be loaded, the next at hand, no matter who, mounts them, and they soon feel the whip and the spur of their tyrant; for a tyrant, whether prince or minister, resembles the devil in many respects,...

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