Speech of Spencer Perceval ... on the Reform bill, with a letter to the electors of Newport

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Pàgina 27 - ... burgess there for the said county palatine ; the said inhabitants, for lack thereof, have been oftentimes touched and grieved with acts and statutes made within the said court, as well derogatory unto the most ancient jurisdictions, liberties and privileges of your said county palatine, as prejudicial unto the commonwealth, quietness, rest, and peace of your grace's most bounden subjects inhabiting within the same.
Pàgina 23 - That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high.
Pàgina 26 - And forasmuch as the said inhabitants have always hitherto been bound by the acts and statutes made and ordained by your said Highness, and your most noble progenitors, by authority of the said court, as far forth as other counties, cities, and boroughs have been, that have had their knights and burgesses within your said court of parliament...
Pàgina 40 - Nomen erat , nec fama ducis : sed nescia virtus Stare loco; solusque pudor, non vincere bello. Acer, et indomitus ; quo spes , quoque ira vocasset , Ferre manum , et nunquam temerando parcere ferro Successus urgere suos : instare favori Numinis : impellens quidquid sibi summa petenti Obstaret; gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.
Pàgina 37 - It is good also not to try experiments in States, except the necessity be urgent or the utility evident, and well to beware that it be the reformation that draweth on the change, and not the desire of change that pretendeth the reformation.
Pàgina 22 - ... interpose the royal negative to any measure which has passed through the Houses of Parliament, even by narrow majorities ; and there is no thinking man, who can contemplate, without dismay, the probable consequences of such a resistance, where the House of Commons had been zealous and nearly unanimous. It is needless to say, that the House of Lords would oppose a still feebler barrier to such a measure of popular legislation.
Pàgina 26 - To the King our sovereign lord, in most humble wise shown unto your excellent Majesty, the inhabitants of your Grace's county palatine of Chester; that where the said county palatine of Chester is and hath been always hitherto exempt, excluded and separated out and from your high court of Parliament, to have any knights and burgesses within the said court; by reason whereof the said inhabitants have hitherto sustained manifold disherisons, losses, and damages, as well in their lands, goods, and bodies,...
Pàgina 27 - ... court of parliament, and yet have had neither knight nor burgess there for the said county palatine ; the said inhabitants for lack thereof, have been oftentimes touched and grieved with acts and statutes made within the said court, as well derogatory...
Pàgina 40 - ... For, first, the greater number is generally composed of men of sluggish tempers, slow to act and unwilling to attempt; and, by being in possession, are so disposed to peace, that they are unwilling to take early and vigorous measures for their defence, and they are almost always caught unprepared. Nee coiere pares • alter vergentibus annis In senium : longoque togse tranquillior usu, Dedidicit jam pace ducem ;— Nee reparare novas vires, multumque priori Credere fortunse. Stat magm nominis...
Pàgina 40 - Nomen erat, nee fama duels : sed nescia virtus Stare loco : solusque pudor non vincere bello Acer, et indomitus : quo spes, quoque ira vocasset, Ferre manum, et nunquam temerando parcere ferro ; Successus urgere suos : instare favori Numinis : impellens quicquid sibi summa petenti Obstaret : gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.

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