Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole: Earl of Orford, Volume 4

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1816 - Prime ministers

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Page 30 - ... other papers (as minutes, or under any other denomination), or for any printer or publisher of any printed Newspaper of any denomination, to presume to insert in the said letters or papers, or to give therein any account of the debates, or other proceedings of this House, or any committee thereof, as well during the recess, as the sitting of Parliament ; and that this House will proceed with the utmost severity against such offenders.
Page 203 - ... and as great care of our trade, as was consistent with our safety at home, and with the circumstances we were in at the beginning of the war. If our attacks upon the enemy were too long delayed, or if they have not been so vigorous or so frequent as they ought to have been, those only are to blame who have for many years been haranguing against standing armies : for without a sufficient number of regular troops in proportion to the numbers kept up by our neighbours, I am sure we can neither defend...
Page 107 - Argyll, the state's whole thunder born to wield, And shake alike the senate and the field?
Page 114 - They perfectly satisfied me of the extreme injustice of that war, and of the falsehood of the colours, which to his own ruin, and guided by a mistaken policy, he suffered to be daubed over that measure. Some years after, it was my fortune to converse with many of the principal actors against that minister, and with those who principally excited that clamour None of them, no not one, did in the least defend the measure, or attempt to justify their conduct. They condemned it as freely as they would...
Page 185 - I will not conceal my sentiments, that to be named in parliament as a subject of inquiry, is to me a matter of great concern. But I have the satisfaction at the same time to reflect, that the impression to be made depends upon the consistency of the charge, and the motives of the prosecutors.
Page 206 - ... made upon the prerogatives of the Crown. But I must think that an address to His Majesty to remove one of his servants, without so much as alleging any particular crime against him, is one of the greatest encroachments that was ever made upon the prerogatives of the Crown. And therefore, for the sake of my master, without any regard for my own, I hope...
Page 369 - Would he oblige me? let me only find, He does not think me what he thinks mankind.
Page 186 - ... most prominent point of view. But as I am conscious of no crime, my own experience convinces me that none can be justly imputed. I must therefore ask the gentlemen, from whence does this attack proceed ? From the passions and prejudices of the parties combined against me, who may be divided into three classes, the Boys, the riper Patriots, and the Tories.
Page 202 - ... has been taken from that fund, and applied to the ease of the land tax. For if it had not been applied to the current service, we must have supplied that service by increasing the land tax ; and as the sinking fund was originally designed for paying off our debts, and easing us of our taxes, the application of it in ease of the land tax was certainly as proper and necessary a use as could be made.

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