Select Speeches of the Right Honourable William Windham, and the Right Honourable William Huskisson: With Preliminary Biographical Sketches, Volume 2

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E. C. Biddle, 1837 - Great Britain - 619 pages

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Page 579 - I candidly confess that I have ever looked on Cuba as the most interesting addition which could ever be made to our system of States. The control which, with Florida Point, this island would give us over the Gulf of Mexico and the countries and isthmus bordering on it as well as all those whose waters flow into it, would fill up the measure of our political well-being.
Page 597 - ... poor, of the great body of the people, seems to be the happiest and the most comfortable. It is hard in the stationary, and miserable in the declining state. The progressive state is in reality the cheerful and the hearty state to all the different orders of the society. The stationary is dull; the declining melancholy.
Page 440 - ... prohibitory regulations are founded were followed out consistently, it would not stop short of excluding us from all foreign commerce whatsoever. And the same train of argument, which, with corresponding prohibitions and protective duties, should exclude us from foreign trade, might be brought forward to justify the re-enactment of restrictions upon the interchange of productions ( unconnected with public revenue) among the kingdoms composing the union, or among the counties of the same kingdom....
Page 566 - A thousand years scarce serve to form a state ; An hour may lay it in the dust : and when Can man its shatter'd splendour renovate, Recall its virtues back, and vanquish Time and Fate?
Page 151 - House, appointed to investigate the Conduct of His Royal Highness the Duke of York, the Commander-in-Chief, with regard to Promotions, Exchanges and Appointments to Commissions in the Army and Staff of the Army, and in raising Levies for the Army, 1809.
Page 407 - ... or to regulate the mode of carrying on any manufacture, trade, or business, or the management thereof...
Page 26 - Great Julius, on the mountains bred, A flock perhaps, or herd, had led : He *, that the world subdued, had been But the best wrestler on the green.
Page 43 - Declaration, passed the House of Commons but was rejected by the House of Lords, and so the matter stands.
Page 476 - Sir, is aware, that our Navigation Laws have a two-fold object. First, to create and maintain in this country a great commercial Marine ; and secondly (an object not less important in the eyes of statesmen), to prevent any other nation from engrossing too large a portion of the navigation of the rest of the world.
Page 578 - You know that the navigation cannot be practised without a port, where the sea and river vessels may meet and exchange loads, and where those employed about them may be safe and unmolested. The right to use a thing, comprehends a right to the means necessary to its use, and without which it would be useless.

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