A history of the political life of the rt. hon. W. Pitt, by John Gifford

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Página 336 - desirous of maintaining friendship and peace with England, she " must show herself disposed to renounce her views of aggression " and aggrandizement, and to confine herself within her own territory, " without insulting other Governments, without disturbing their " tranquillity, without violating their rights.
Página 40 - These, notwithstanding three disastrous wars, were most happy and flourishing till they heard of the rights of man. As soon as this system arrived among them, Pandora's box, replete with every mortal evil, seemed to fly open, hell itself to yawn, and every demon of mischief to overspread the face of the earth. Blacks rose against whites, whites against blacks, and each against...
Página 315 - Majesty to take the most effectual measures, in the present important conjuncture, for maintaining the security and rights of his own dominions ; for supporting his allies; and for opposing views of aggrandizement and ambition on the part of France...
Página 346 - France, or interference in their internal affairs, and to maintain a correspondence and intercourse of amity with the existing powers in that country, with whom such a treaty may be concluded. If, on the result of this proposal so made by the powers acting in concert, these terms should not be accepted by France, or being accepted, should not be satisfactorily performed, the different powers might then engage themselves to each other to enter into active measures, for the purpose of obtaining the...
Página 346 - ... giving in some public and unequivocal manner a pledge of their intention no longer to foment troubles, or to excite disturbances against other governments.
Página 300 - ... excite disturbances in other countries — to disregard the rights of neutral nations — and to pursue views of conquest and...
Página 341 - ... sense of the people ; that convention produced a parliament and a king. They elected William to a vacant throne, not only setting aside James, whom they had justly cashiered for misconduct, but his innocent son.
Página 47 - When that nameless thing which has been lately set up in France was described as "the most stupendous and glorious edifice of liberty which had been erected on the foundation of human integrity in any time or country...
Página 299 - The industry employed to excite discontent on various pretexts, and in different parts of the kingdom, has appeared to proceed from a design to attempt the destruction of our happy constitution, and the subversion of all order and government; and this design has evidently been pursued in connection and concert with persons in foreign countries.
Página 114 - The political dogma, which upon the new French system, is to unite the factions of different nations, is this, " That the majority, told by the head, of the taxable people in every country, is the perpetual, natural, unceasing, indefeasible sovereign ; that this majority is perfectly master of the form, as well as the administration of the state, and that the magistrates, under whatever names they are called, are only functionaries to obey the orders, (general as laws or particular as degrees) which...

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