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A Letter to the Right Hon.George Canning, on the Present State of the Catholic Question (Paperback) Loot Price: R265
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A Letter to the Right Hon.George Canning, on the Present State of the Catholic Question (Paperback): Roger Therry

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A Letter to the Right Hon.George Canning, on the Present State of the Catholic Question (Paperback)

Roger Therry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827. Excerpt: ... was wise and expedient, that that class of His Majesty's subjects, denominated Roman "Catholics, should be restricted in the enjoyment of their rights. Be it granted, that before the wide spread of knowledge, and the expansion of liberal reason, which obtain in our day, an attempt may have been made, or intended, to engraft upon the spiritual authority of the Pope, a temporal power which not only is not necessarily belonging to it, but which is utterly inconsistent with it. Be it granted further, that there was a time when the heir presumptive to the throne was a tyrant and a bigot and I believe he was both, in an extreme degree), that he had entertained the intention of forcing the consciences of his English subjects, that he aimed at obliging them to adopt a religion at variance with their opinions and their belief, that the question of a disputed succession arose, that the calamitous consequences of such a dispute were dreaded, and that wise men wished to arrest them. In such a state of things, and such " a complexity of cross pursuits," the public welfare, to which every partial interest, particularly in troublous times, must give way, may have required that that class of the community which seemed disposed to further these objects, should have an obstruction opposed to that disposition by a temporary suspension of its privileges. This suspension, however, should not be permanent, --any more than the suspension of the Habeas Corpus, or the passing of the Insurrection Act, --that panacea of all Irish evils and distresses--it should be an extraordinary measure, coexistent with the extraordinary necessity. Extraordinary measures are not the natural growth of the British constitution, and when the circumstances to which they owe their existence have ceased, ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Roger Therry
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-45641-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-45641-2
Barcode: 9781154456417

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