The Works of Soame Jenyns,esq. ...

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T. Cadell, 1793

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Page 98 - ... and a cupboard, teemed with card-tables, and overflowed with company : and as making a crowd was the great point here principally aimed at, the smaller the houses, and the more indifferent the company, this point •Was the more easily effected.
Page 211 - ... it : it is feldom of any fervice to the giver, becaufe it more frequently makes him an enemy, than a friend ; and as feldom to the receiver, becaufe, if he is not wife enough to act properly without it, he will fcarcely be wife enough to diftinguifh that which is good.
Page 104 - I was inftantly attacked by all prefent with one voice, or rather with many voices at the fame time> to accompany them thither ; to which I made no oppofition, thinking it would be attended with more trouble than the expedition itfelf.
Page 130 - K 2 mere mere horfes, condemned to fuch exquifite and unmerited torments for my convenience ; but when I reflect, that they once...
Page 143 - John's hofpitality, of which there was not here the leaft appearance. We heard not of a human creature, except by their injuries and infults, not altogether indeed unprovoked ; for the pantry and the cellar, though ufually empty, were always locked. Strong-beer there was none ; and the fmall, though nobody at home could drink it, •was not fuffered to be given away.
Page 99 - I fhall beg leave to point it out ; and it is this : that they once more retire to the...
Page 194 - I shall only make this short reply : that if parliament can impose no taxes but what are equitable, and the persons taxed are to be the judges of that equity, they will in effect have no power to lay any tax at all.
Page 193 - Britain; nor is there any charter that ever pretended to grant such a privilege to any colony in America; and had they granted it, it could have had no force; their charters being derived from the Crown, and no charter from the Crown can possibly supersede the right of the whole legislature. Their charters are undoubtedly no more than those of all corporations, which impower them to make...
Page 195 - ... we have given them ? Can any time be more ' proper to oblige them to settle handsome incomes on their Governors, than when we find them unable to procure a subsistence on any other terms than those of breaking all their instructions...
Page 100 - I will venture to promise, it will be very long before they can be overtaken or attacked; but that here, and here only, they may enjoy their favourite singularity unmolested, for half a century to come.