Speeches Of The Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan (volume 4); (several Corrected By…

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byRichard Brinsley Sheridan

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1816. Excerpt: ... which he would, doubtless, be equally variegated and equally inclined to lead us agreeably astray in a blossomed wilderness of rhetoric. Tlie house divided on Mr. Sheridan's motion; ayes 87; noes 266. April 26. SUPPLY. A discussion arose on the misapplication of a sum of money by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which had been specifically granted for repaying advances made by the Bank. , Mr. Sheridan thought the distinction taken not worth dwelling upon. The money was given by the house for the purpose of paying the Bank, and the minister failing in this, had obtained it under false pretences. As the report of the committee of finance had been the subject of some animadversion, he should say a few words on this point. The right honorable gentleman had misrepresented what he had said upon this report on a former occasion. He had said, that he considered himself responsible for every part of it against which he had not dissented. He believed there was no material fallacy in the report. The instructions under which they acted, however, had prevented them from proceeding entirely in the manner which his right honorable friend had justly preferred. He should now only say a single word on the taxes; for it was the custom of the right honorable gentleman to consider the taxes as unanimously assented to, if they were received with no marks of disapprobation on their first introduction. In no part of his speech had the right honorable gentleman fully met our situation, and many of the taxes proposed he thought highly exceptionable.-- They were as frivolous and vexatious as they would prove oppressive and unproductive. They also carried with them this additional calamity, as was truly observed by his right honorable friend (Mr. Fox), that they would not answer the views of the minister, who ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1816. Excerpt: ... which he would, doubtless, be equally variegated and equally inclined to lead us agreeably astray in a blossomed wilderness of rhetoric. Tlie house divide...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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