The addresses, speeches, squibs, songs, &c. which were circulated during the recent general election of members for ... Exeter, and ... Devon; together withthose published at the contested election in 1816 [&c.]. Compiled by R. Cullum

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R Cullum
1818 - Great Britain - 411 pages

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Page 38 - I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam, purging and unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects and schisms.
Page 146 - OLD Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To get her poor dog a bone: But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none.
Page 19 - Resolved, That if it shall appear that any person hath been elected or returned a Member of this House, or endeavoured so to be, by bribery, or any other corrupt practices, this House will proceed with the utmost severity against all such persons as shall have been wilfully concerned in such bribery or other corrupt practices.
Page 348 - And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail ; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam ; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron : and one bearing a shield...
Page 149 - Highness, that this House will speedily undertake a careful revisal of our civil and military establishments according to the principles of the most rigid economy...
Page 296 - That the court beg to declare their firm attachment to their Sovereign and to the constitution ; but at the same time they cannot forbear to express, that, as long as public abuses exist, the country can never expect to enjoy the beneficial and happy effect of that constitution which is the pride of Englishmen, and the admiration of the world. This court, therefore, humbly hopes that the Honourable House of Commons will persevere in the investigation and reform of such abuses, till corruption, which...
Page 325 - And it came to pass, that there were great dissensions in the West, amongst the rulers of the nation. " 2. And the counsellors of the back -stairs said, let us take advantage and yoke the people even as oxen, and rule them with a rod of iron. " 3. And let us break up the Assembly of Privileges, and get a new one of Prerogatives ; and let us hire false prophets to deceive the people.
Page 325 - And the Counsellors of the Back Stairs said, " Let us take advantage, and yoke the people, even as oxen, and rule them with a rod of iron. " And let us break up the Assembly of Privileges, and get a new one of Prerogatives, and let us hire false prophets to deceive the people.
Page 36 - That makes the arch : the rest that there were put, ' Are nothing till that comes to bind and shut. ' Then stands it a triumphal mark ! then men ' Observe the strength, the height, the why and when ' It was erected; and still, walking under, ' Meet some new matter to look up and wonder!
Page 252 - No, nor of hell, shall make me change my mind. What ! herd with men my honest soul disdains, Men who, with servile zeal, are forging chains For Freedom's neck, and lend a helping hand To spread destruction o'er my native land. What! shall I not, e'en to my latest breath, In the full face of danger and of death, Exert that little strength which nature gave, And boldly stem, or perish in the wave?

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