Cobbett's Political Register, Volumes 80-81

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William Cobbett
William Cobbett, 1833 - Great Britain

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Page 223 - So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, how much owest thou unto my lord? And he said, an hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, and how much owest thou ? And he said, an hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, take thy bill, and write fourscore.
Page 669 - After informing you that so fine a ship as the Guerriere, commanded by an able and experienced officer, had been totally dismasted and otherwise cut to pieces, so as to make her not worth towing into port, in the short space of thirty minutes...
Page 333 - Each policy of insurance or other instrument, by whatever name the same shall be called, by which insurance shall be made or renewed upon property of any description (including rents or profits), whether against peril by sea or on inland waters, or by fire or lightning, or other peril, made by any person, association, or corporation, upon the amount of premium charged, one-half of...
Page 579 - Now, then, I, William Cobbett, assert that to carry this Bill into effect is impossible ; and I say that, if this Bill be carried into full effect, I will give Castlereagh leave to lay me on a gridiron, and broil me alive, while Sidmouth may stir the coals, and Canning stand by and laugh at my groans.
Page 99 - Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Page 317 - The charges against me, are all of one kind, that I have pushed the principles of general justice and benevolence too far ; further than a cautious policy would warrant ; and further than the opinions of many would go along with me. In every accident which may happen through life, in pain, in sorrow, in depression, and distress — I will call to mind this accusation ; and be comforted.
Page 361 - Where London's column, pointing to the skies Like a tall bully, lifts its head and lies.
Page 141 - An Act to enable depositors in savings banks, and others, to purchase government annuities through the medium of savings banks ; and to umend an Act of the ninth year of his late Majesty, to consolidate and amend the laws relating to savings banks.
Page 519 - Colonies in all cases whatsoever, and, in pursuance of such claim, endeavoured by force of arms, to subjugate the United Colonies to an unconditional submission to their will and power, and having at length constrained them to declare themselves independent States, and to assume government...
Page 217 - O'Connell. The arguments were a repetition of those which had led, in the session of 1 833, after a three nights' debate, to the resolution, " That it is the opinion of this House, that any alteration of the monetary system of the country, which would have the effect of lowering the standard of value, would be highly inexpedient.

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