The Speeches of the Right Honourable Charles James Fox, in the House of Commons ...

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815
 

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Página 319 - That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to give directions; that a Minister may be sent to Paris, to treat with those persons who exercise provisionally the functions of Executive Government in France, touching such points as may be in discussion between his Majesty and his Allies, and the French Nation...
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Página 607 - ... indeed and fallacious mark, but the be-st, and perhaps the only one, that can be devised. But then it should be remembered, that as the connexion between popery and jacobitism, which is the sole cause of suspicion, and the sole justification of those severe and jealous laws which have been enacted against the professors of that religion, was accidental in its origin, so probably it will be temporary in its duration ; and that these restrictions ought not to continue one day longer than some visible...

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