The Life of William Wilberforce, Band 2


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Seite 13 - Government," he says in a letter on this subject, " had been for some months before the breaking out of the war, negotiating with the principal European powers, for the purpose of obtaining a joint representation to France, assuring her that if she would formally engage to keep within her limits, and not molest her neighbours, she should be suffered to settle her own internal government and constitution without interference. I never was so earnest with Mr. Pitt on any other occasion...
Seite 13 - Pitt on any other occasion as I was in my entreaties before the war broke out, that he would openly declare in the House of Commons that he had been, and then was negotiating this treaty. I urged on him that the declaration might possibly produce an immediate effect in France, where it was manifest there prevailed an opinion that we were meditating some interference with their internal affairs, and the restoration of Louis to his throne. At all events, I hoped that in the first lucid interval, France...
Seite 170 - The next time you happen on Mr. Attorney-General in the House or elsewhere, be pleased to take a spike — the longer and sharper the better — and apply it to him by way of memento, that the Penitentiary Contract Bill has, for I know not what length of time, been sticking in his hands; and you will much oblige your humble servant to command, JEREMY BENTHAM." " NB A corking-pin was, yesterday, applied by Mr. Abbot.
Seite 403 - R's is certainly far from dull. Many people still wonder how the "new math" got started, who is responsible for the modern mathematics curriculum, what educators are trying to accomplish with this new curriculum, and most important, whether they...
Seite 275 - In doing so, you will be accessory in loading one of the parties with unfair and unmerited obloquy. With respect to the other party, myself, I feel it a real duty to say to you frankly that your motion is one for my removal. If any step on the subject is proposed in Parliament and agreed to, I shall feel from that moment that I can be of more use out of office than in it ; for in it, according to the feelings I entertain, I could be of none. I state to you, as I think I ought, distinctly and explicitly,...
Seite 386 - Indies, or other the parts within the limits aforesaid, until he shall have been first approved of by the Archbishop of Canterbury, or the Bishop of London, for the time being; all which said Ministers, so to be sent, shall be entertained, from time to time, with all due respect.
Seite 275 - You will think me be-Burked like yourself." On the occasion of Mr. Pitt's duel with Mr. Tierney, Mr. Wilberforce had designed to bring the subject under the notice of the House of Commons. The intention was defeated by the following kind and characteristic letter: " My dear Wilberforce : " I am not the person to argue with you on a subject in which I am a good deal concerned. I hope too that I am incapable of doubting your kindness to me (however mistaken I may think it,) if you let any sentiment...
Seite 32 - ... testimony of our conscience that we have fought the good fight. Help me, O Jesus, and by Thy Spirit cleanse me from, my pollutions; give me a deeper abhorrence of sin; let me press forward. A thousand gracious assurances stand forth in Christ's Gospel. I humbly pray to be enabled to attend more to my secret devotions; to pray over Scripture, to interlace thoughts of God and Christ, to be less volatile, more humble, and more bold for Christ.
Seite 13 - the right honourable gentleman had made the declaration now delivered, to France, as well as to Russia, Austria, and Prussia, I should have nothing more to say or to desire.
Seite 207 - Heard (April 17th) of Portsmouth meeting ; consultation with Burke." "The only letter which reached Bath that day by the cross post from Portsmouth was one from Captain Bedford, of the Royal Sovereign, to Patty More. She brought it me, and I took it at once to Burke. He could not then see me ; but at his desire called again at two o'clock. The whole scene is now before me. Burke was lying on a sofa much emaciated ; and Windham, Laurence, and some other friends were around him.

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