A Short History of the British Empire During the Last Twenty Months: Viz. from May 1792 to the Close of the Year 1793

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G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794 - Great Britain - 386 pages

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Page 24 - Majesty's heirs and successors, each in his time and order, will come to the crown with the same contempt of their choice with which his Majesty has succeeded to that he wears.
Page 23 - He professedly wrote his discourses on government, as he himself expresses it, " to establish the throne of the great restorer king William; to make good his title in the consent of the people, which being the only one of all lawful governments, he...
Page 354 - True humility, the basis of the Christian system, is the low, but deep and firm, foundation of all real virtue. But this, as very painful in the practice, and little imposing in the appearance, they have totally discarded.
Page 22 - And the Acts lately made in England and Scotland mutually for the Union of the Two Kingdoms or that the Kings or Queens of this Realm with and by the Authority of Parliament are not able to make Laws and Statutes of sufficient Force and Validity to limit and bind the Crown and the Descent Limitation Inheritance and Government thereof...
Page 23 - is almost the only lawful king in the world, because the only one who owes his crown to the choice of his people.
Page 44 - When popular discontents have been very prevalent, it may well be affirmed and supported that there has been generally something found amiss in the constitution or in the conduct of government. The people have no interest in disorder. When they do wrong, it is their error, not their crime. But with the governing part of the state it is far otherwise...
Page 28 - So far. is it from being true, that we acquired a right by the revolution to elect our kings, that if we had possessed it before, the English nation did at that time most solemnly renounce and abdicate it, for themselves and for .all their posterity for ever.
Page 168 - Convention decree, in the name of the French nation, that they will grant fraternity and assistance to all those people who wish to procure liberty ; and they charge the executive power to send orders to the generals to give assistance to such people, and to defend citizens who have suffered and are now suffering in the cause of liberty.
Page 268 - Rotulorum of Counties, Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Deputy, or other Chief Governor or Governors of this kingdom, Member of his Majesty's most...
Page 199 - ... views of aggrandizement and ambition, on the part of France, which would be at all times dangerous to the general...

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