Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, During the ... Session of the ... Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Kingdom of Great Britain ...


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Pàgina 629 - The tax which each individual is bound to pay, ought to be certain, and not arbitrary. The time of payment, the manner of payment, the quantity to be paid, ought all to be clear and plain to the contributor and to every other person. Where it is otherwise, every person subject to the tax is put more or less in the power of the tax-gatherer, who can either aggravate the tax upon any obnoxious contributor, or extort, by the terror of such aggravation, some present or perquisite to himself.
Pàgina 287 - Parliament their famous motion, that an humble address be presented to his Majesty that he would be graciously pleased to remove the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole...
Pàgina 943 - That the influence of the Crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:
Pàgina 7 - I fall back upon my resourses, upon Lisbon ; cover a country where there is a British interest; act as a diversion in favour of Spain, if the French detach a force against me; and am ready to return to the assistance of the Spaniards, should circumstances again render it eligible.
Pàgina 177 - Matter put in issue upon such indictment or information ; and shall not be required or directed, by the court or judge before whom such indictment or information shall be tried, to find the defendant or defendants guilty merely on the proof of the publication by such defendant or defendants of the paper charged to be a libel, and of the sense ascribed to the same in such indictment or information.
Pàgina 941 - That this House will, early in the next session of parliament, take into its most serious consideration the state of the laws affecting his Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects...
Pàgina 609 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, praying that he would be graciously pleased to give instructions that a monument be erected -in the church of St.
Pàgina 553 - The validity of this most infamous and stupid defence, arises from that defect in the law which I seek to remedy. Animals are considered as property only— to destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them, is criminal: but the animals themselves are without protection—the law regards them not substantively —they have no rights...
Pàgina 627 - ... assistance whatever to the production. When years, perhaps, of care and toil have matured an improvement ; when the husbandman sees new crops ripening to his skill and industry ; the moment he is ready to put his sickle to the grain, he finds himself compelled to divide his harvest with a stranger. Tithes are a tax not only upon industry, but upon that industry which feeds mankind ; upon that species of exertion which it is the aim of all wise laws to cherish and promote...

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