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(without typos) from the publisher. 1826. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... but force? He used often to inveigh against those who
perpetually projected to weaken the monarchy, as a sort of men,
either corrupt and falsehearted, or else short-sighted and
ignorant. The yet living history of the late times concurred; for
what did the people get by robbing the crown of the power to
dissolve the parliament, and of the militia? There cannot be a more
false illusion than it is to suppose that what power the crown
lost, was so much liberty gained to the people. And yet, in these
times, a broad-spread party went about with such syren songs to
engage the community to join in their project of divesting the king
of his commissions of the peace and lieutenancy, &c. All which
his lordship saw plainly, and detested. I have heard him say, that
if the people knew what miseries would be the consequence of these
men's having their wills, they would stone them, as they would mad
dogs in the street. It may be esteemed one of his lordship's chief
felicities, that his real principles of honour and probity exactly
squared with his engagements and services at court. He never had
the remorse to have, in the least, dis-served his country, by
serving the crown; and the discerning court, and the much more
discerning king, saw plainly that he acted from the bottom of his
heart, and did nothing servile, or for flattery, that any way
contradicted the series of his conduct and advice; which is more
than can be truly said of any of the preferment-hunters of that, or
almost any time. His lord- I shall enlarge no more upon character
here, whole la- having designed places apart for those matters,
tobriug'tiie DEGREESut Proceed. And, in the first place, I enter
this comt Mi- general protest, that, to my own certain know tirely
into . . the policy ledge, his lordship's great study ...
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