A Collecton Of Speeches By Charles Phillips, Esq; Also, The Petitions Drawn Up By Him At The…

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byCharles Phillips

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1817. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... truths which load every line of your statute book with conviction--these are the lights which blaze upon the proudest pages of your history. Take from the Crown its dependence on the country, and you seal the instrument of your own captivity--even life itself would be but an act of toleration. It I know you, it is not with such a life you will be satisfied--you will not be satisfied with the uncertainty of a Turkish or Algerine existence; but even this harsh and hard condition of eternal trial, hi a state of endless bondage, would not glut the rapacious cravings of the Minister--you could not meet the demands ci.t the Chancellor of the Exchequer, were you, like silkworms:, to spin your bowels out for him. It is the taxation, the ignorant taxation of the Government, that baa done the mischief; and it is the impatience, the enlightened impatience of the nation that must cure it. 1 trust that the cry of Reform and inexorable Retsenciiment will ring from one extremity of the empire to the other, until it stuns and confounds every officer in the state, from the pavilion to the poor-house. At present, certainly, the country appears to sustain its engagements: but is there an idiot in the land ignorant of this plain and intelligible fact, that it is purely a question of comparative quantity between the nation and its debt, between the power of the country and the pressure of its obligation. Why are taxes, the duration of which was limited by Act of Parliament, indefinitely perpetuated? For the ease of the Minister; certainly not for tne ease of the country--to uphold by an unreduced expenditure the unconstitutional power of the Crown--that.power whicii has beaten down the rights, and desolated the resources, of the country. Mr. Casey directed the attention of tie meeti...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1817. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... truths which load every line of your statute book with conviction--these are the lights which blaze upon the proudest pages of your h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217424570

ISBN - 13:9780217424578

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