A complete collection of the genuine papers, letters, etc: in the case of John Wilkes, esq

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Página 220 - ... the general odium. The prerogative of the crown is to exert the constitutional powers entrusted to it in a way, not of blind favour and partiality, but of wisdom and judgment. This is the spirit of our constitution. The people too have their prerogative, and I hope, the fine words of Dryden will be engraven on our hearts : Freedom is the English subject's Prerogative.
Página 197 - Excise. A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Página 22 - We stood about eight yards distant, and agreed not to turn round before we fired, but to continue facing each other. Harris gave the word. Both our fires were in very exact time, but neither took effect.
Página 47 - ... in confequence of the heavy charge brought againft you, for being the author of an infamous and feditious libel, tending to inflame the minds, and alienate the affections of the people from...
Página 24 - No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold, or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed ; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Página 19 - I was an unaccountable animal — such parts ! But would I kill him who had never offended me, &c. &c. We had after this a good deal of...
Página 208 - The ministers of this free country, conscious of the undoubted privileges of so spirited a people, and with the terrors of parliament before their eyes, have ever been cautious, no...
Página 165 - Chatham has known the fweets of private friendfhip, and the fine feelings of humanity, as little as even Lord Mansfield. They are both formed to be admired, not beloved. A proud, infolent, overbearing, ambitious man is always full of the ideas of his own importance, and vainly imagines himfelf fuperior to the equality neceffary among real friends, in all the moments of true enjoyment. Friendfhip is...
Página 166 - Pitt had no doubt his views in even feeding me with flattery from time to time; on occasions too where candour and indulgence were all I could claim. He may remember the compliments he paid me on two certain poems in the year 1754. If I were to take the declarations made by himself and the late Mr.
Página 20 - Berkeley and Harris were shocked. I asked, if I was first to be killed, and afterwards hanged, that I knew his lordship fought me with the king's pardon in his pocket, and I fought him with a halter about my neck, that I would fight him for all that...

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