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Page 62 - Cobbett suddenly became of great authority; they were read on nearly every cottage hearth in the manufacturing districts of South Lancashire, in those of Leicester, Derby, and Nottingham; also in many of the Scottish manufacturing towns. Their influence was speedily visible ; he directed his readers to the true cause of their sufferings — misgovernment; and to its proper corrective — parliamentary reform.
Page 218 - Friendship is but a name. I love nobody. I do not even love my brothers: perhaps Joseph, a little, from habit, and because" he is my elder; and Duroc, I love him too; but why? — because his character pleases me: he is stern and resolute, and, I believe, the fellow never shed a tear.
Page 172 - O, heaven, that such companions thou'dst unfold; And put in every honest hand a whip, To lash the rascal naked through the world, Even from the east to the west ! Emil.
Page 126 - An Act to prevent the enlisting or engagement of His Majesty's subjects to serve in foreign service, and the fitting out or equipping, in His Majesty's dominions, vessels for warlike purposes, without His Majesty's license...
Page 165 - I think it right to send to you an extract of a letter from Lord Liverpool to me. His words are : " It is material that her Majesty should know confidentially, that if she shall be so ill-advised as to come over to this country, there must be an end to all negotiation and compromise.
Page 159 - She very properly, in consequence of my saying to her it was the right mode of proceeding, attempted to kneel to him. He raised her, (gracefully enough,) and embraced her; said barely one word, turned round, retired to a distant part of the apartment, and calling me to him, said, ' Harris, I am not well ; pray get me a glass of brandy...
Page 64 - The first thing which has here forced itself upon their observation, is the widely diffused ramification of a system of clubs, associated professedly for the purpose of parliamentary reform, upon the most extended principle of universal suf.frage and annual parliaments.
Page 63 - I am too well convinced of the loyalty and good sense of the great body of his Majesty's subjects, to believe them capable of being perverted by the arts which are employed to seduce them ; but I am determined to omit no precautions for preserving the public peace, and for counteracting the designs of the disaffected...
Page 180 - Come forth, thou slanderer, and let me see thy face ? If thou would'st equal the respectability of an Italian witness, come forth and depose in open court ! As thou art, thou art worse than an Italian assassin ! because, while I am boldly and manfully meeting my accusers, thou art planting a dagger unseen in my bosom, and converting thy poisoned stiletto into the semblance of the sword of justice...
Page 84 - I hope that opinion will be coolly and dispassionately expressed by his lordship My lord, I think it necessary to make a stand here. I cannot say what your lordship may consider to be necessary interruption ; but your lordship interrupted me a great many times yesterday, and then said you would interrupt me no more, and yet your lordship did interrupt me afterwards ten times as much Gentlemen, it is you who are trying me to-day.