Review, Historical and Political, of the Late Revolution in France: And of the Consequent Events in Belgium, Poland, Great Britain, and Other Parts of Europe, Volume 2
Carter, Hendee & Company, 1833
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Page 246 - It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws concerning matters of all possible denominations, ecclesiastical or temporal, civil, military, maritime or criminal; this being the place where that absolute despotic power which must in all governments reside somewhere is intrusted by the Constitution of these kingdoms.
Page 193 - Italy is crushed, but her heart still beats with a love of liberty, virtue, and glory; she is chained and covered with blood, but she still knows her strength and her future destiny; she is insulted by those for whom she has opened the way to every improvement; but she feels that she is formed to take the lead again; and Europe will know no repose till the nation which in the dark ages lighted the torch of civilization with that of liberty shall be enabled to enjoy the light which she created.
Page 237 - I have witnessed with deep regret the state of affairs in the Low Countries. " I lament that the enlightened administration of the king should not have preserved his dominions from revolt, and that the wise and prudent measure of submitting the desires and complaints of his people to the deliberations of an extraordinary meeting of the Statesgeneral should have led to no satisfactory result.
Page 86 - It was with the Koran in one hand and the scimitar in the other that the mighty religious conquests of Mahomet and his successors were actually achieved. The manuscript of Panselinos, in conformity with Greek...
Page 162 - They never fail who die In a great cause ! The block may soak their gore • Their heads may sodden in the sun ; their limbs Be strung to city gates and castle walls ; — But still their spirit walks abroad. Though yean Elapse, and others share as dark a doom, They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts Which overpower all others, and conduct The world, at last, to freedom...
Page 262 - Majesty's person and government, humbly, but most earnestly, to implore his Majesty to call to his councils such persons only as will carry into effect, unimpaired in all its essential provisions, that bill for the reform of the representation of the people which has recently passed this House.
Page 239 - Legislature than any other that can well be devised — that it possesses, and deservedly possesses, the confidence of the country, and that its discussions have a powerful influence in the country.
Page 237 - The elder branch of the House of Bourbon no longer reigns in France, and the Duke of Orleans has been called to the Throne by the title of King of the French. ' Having received from the new Sovereign a declaration of his earnest desire to cultivate the good understanding, and to maintain inviolate all the engagements subsisting with this country, I did not hesitate to continue my diplomatic relations and friendly intercourse with the French Court.
Page 239 - From information which has been recently received, there is reason to apprehend that notwithstanding the devoted loyalty and affection borne to his Majesty by the citizens of London, advantage would be taken of an occasion which must necessarily assemble a vast number of persons by night, to create tumult and confusion, and thereby to endanger the properties and lives of his Majesty's subjects.
Page 223 - The whole political system is directed, with prying and persecuting jealousy, to keep people in ignorance of all that goes on in the world, except what it suits the cabinet to make known, and to prevent people from thinking on what is known, differently from the way in which the cabinet thinks. All the modes of education are arranged on the same depressing principle of keeping mind in such a state, that it shall neither feel the temptation, nor possess the ability, to resist power.