Random Recollections of the House of Commons, from the Year 1830 to the Close of 1835: Including Personal Sketches of the Leading Members of All Parties

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E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1836 - Great Britain - 207 pages
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Page 178 - ... its kindred throne! You have said, my lords, you have willed — the Church and the king have willed — that the queen should be deprived of its solemn service. She...
Page 178 - Brougham continued), is the case now before you, and such is the evidence by which it is attempted to be upheld. It is evidence — inadequate to prove any proposition ; impotent, to deprive the lowest subject of any civil right ; ridiculous, to establish the least offence ; scandalous, to support a charge of the highest nature ; monstrous, to ruin the honour of the Queen of England. What shall I say of it, then, as evidence to support a judicial act of legislature, an ex postfacto law ? My lords,...
Page 178 - ... continue to adorn it — save the crown, which is threatened with irreparable injury — save the aristocracy, which is surrounded with danger — save the altar, which is no longer safe when its kindred throne is shaken. You see that when the church and the throne would allow of no church solemnity in behalf of the Queen, the heartfelt prayers of the people rose to Heaven for her protection. I pray Heaven for her ; and...
Page 18 - Le Roi remercie ses loyaux sujets, accepte leur benevolence, et aussi le veut," — which means that " The King thanks his loyal subjects, accepts their benevolence, and wills it so to be.
Page 13 - ... to make out the word, he was obliged to give it up ; when, turning to Lord Melbourne, who stood on his right hand, and looking him most significantly in the face, he said in a tone sufficiently loud to be audible in all parts of the House, 'Eh! what is it?
Page 13 - He then again, though evidently fatigued by the difficulty of reading in the first instance, began at the beginning, and read through the speech in a manner which would have done credit to any professor of elocution, — though it was clear he laboured under a slight hoarseness, caused most probably by cold.
Page 174 - ... and whosoever answereth another man's speech, shall apply his answer to the matter, without wrong to the person ; and as nothing offensive is to be spoken, so nothing is to be ill taken, if the party that speaks it shall presently make a fair exposition, or clear denial of the words that might bear any ill construction; and if any offence be given in that kind, as the house itself will be very sensible thereof, so it will sharply censure the offender, and give the party offended a fit reparation...
Page 178 - Rescue the country ; save the people, of •whom you are the ornaments ; but, severed from whom, you can no more live than the blossom that is severed from the root and tree on which it grows. Save the country, therefore, that you may continue to adorn it — save the crown, which is threatened with irreparable injury — save the aristocracy, which is surrounded with danger — save the altar, which is no longer safe when its kindred throne is shaken. You see that when the church and the throne...
Page 13 - ... raising his head, and looking at the Lords and Commons, he addressed them, on the spur of the moment, in a perfectly distinct voice, and without the least embarrassment, or the mistake of a single word, in these terms : — "MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,— " I have hitherto not been able, from want of light, to read this speech in the way its importance deserves ; but, as lights are now brought me, I will read it again from the commencement, and iu a way which, I trust, will command your attention.
Page 35 - Hear, hear," from the Tory benches. ) The Lord Chancellor at this moment entered the House, and addressed their Lordships in the most emphatic manner in the following terms : — " My Lords, I have never yet heard it doubted that the King possesses the prerogative of dissolving Parliament at pleasure ; still less have I ever known a doubt to exist on the subject at a moment when the Lower House has thought fit to refuse the supplies.

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