The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons from the Restoration to the Present Time ... Illustrated with a Great Variety of Historical and Explanatory Notes ... with a Large Appendix ...
R. Chandler, 1742
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Page 113 - And if an officer were sent into the court of requests, accompanied by a body of musketeers with screwed bayonets, and with orders to tell us what we ought to do, and how we were to vote, I know what would be the duty of this house...
Page 112 - I believe they would not join in any such measures. But their lives are uncertain, nor can we be sure how long they may be continued in command; they may be all dismissed in a moment, and proper tools of power put in their room.
Page 113 - Nor does the legality or illegality of that parliament, or of that army, alter the case ; for, with respect to that army, and according to their way of thinking, the parliament dismissed by them was a legal parliament ; they were an army raised and maintained according to law, and at first they were raised, as they imagined, for the preservation of those liberties which they afterwards...
Page 114 - ... wherein will it differ from the standing armies of those countries which have already submitted their necks to the yoke ? We are now come to the Rubicon ; our army is now to be reduced, or it never will.
Page 113 - Sir, I talk not of imaginary things. I talk of what has happened to an English House of Commons and from an English army; and not only from an English army, but an army that was raised by that very House of Commons, an army that was paid by them, and an army that was commanded by generals appointed by them.
Page 82 - ... it in his head to carry the ship a great way about, through sands, rocks, and shallows ; who, after having- lost a great number of seamen, destroyed a great deal of tackle and rigging, and subjected the owners to an enormous expense, at last by chance hits the port, and triumphs in his good conduct.
Page 113 - ... that was raised by that very house of Commons , an army that was paid by them, and an army that was commanded by generals appointed by them. Therefore do not let us vainly imagine, that an army raised and maintained by authority of Parliament , will always be...
Page 281 - House should on that day week resolve itself into a committee ' to consider of the most proper methods for the better security and improvement of the duties and revenues already charged upon and payable from tobacco and wines.