Moffatt's history readers, Libro 4


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Página 224 - Next to personal security, the law of England regards, asserts, and preserves the personal liberty of individuals. This personal liberty, consists in the power of locomotion, of changing situation, or moving one's person to whatsoever place one's own inclination may direct, without imprisonment or restraint, unless by due course of law.
Página 232 - The law ascribes to him in his political capacity an absolute immortality. The king never dies. Henry, Edward, or George may die ; but the king survives them all. For immediately upon the decease of the reigning prince in his natural capacity, his kingship or imperial dignity, by act of law, without any interregnum or interval, is vested at once in his heir, who is eo instanti, king to all intents and purposes.
Página 224 - The right of personal security consists in a person's legal and uninterrupted enjoyment of his life, his limbs, his body, his health, and his reputation.
Página 57 - means war; too many wars on our hands; let us at "least wait!" urge all the others, — all but one, or one and a half, of whom presently. "Whereupon Pitt: "If these views are to be followed, this is the last time "I can sit at this Board. I was called to the Adminis"tration of Affairs by the voice of the People: to them " I have always considered myself as accountable • for "my conduct; and therefore cannot remain in a situation "which makes me responsible for measures I am no "longer allowed...
Página 228 - VIII, and his three children. It can change and create afresh even the Constitution of the kingdom, and of Parliaments themselves, as was done by the Act of Union, and the several statutes for triennial and septennial elections. It can, in short, do every thing that is not naturally impossible, and therefore some have not scrupled to call its power, by a figure rather too bold, the omnipotence of Parliament.
Página 8 - Too infamous to have a friend; Too bad for bad men to commend, Or good to name; beneath whose weight Earth groans; who hath been spared by Fate Only to show, on Mercy's plan, How far and long God bears with man.
Página 168 - I have experienced. I have begun several times many things, and I have often succeeded at last. I shall sit down now ; but the time will come when you will hear me.
Página 223 - Freedom chose. The land, where girt with friends or foes A man may speak the thing he will ; A land of settled government, A land of just and old renown, Where Freedom broadens slowly down From precedent to precedent...
Página 58 - since otherwise he would have certainly compelled us to leave him [Has ruled us, may not I say, with a rod of iron !] But if he be resolved to assume the office of exclusively advising his Majesty and directing the operations of the War, to what purpose are we called to this Council ? When he talks of being responsible to...
Página 232 - ... superior being, and to pay him that awful respect, which may enable him with greater ease to carry on the business of government.

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