The Battle of the Press: As Told in the Story of the Life of Richard Carlile

Bonner, 1899 - 319 Seiten

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Seite 38 - Do we want to contemplate his power? We see it in the immensity of the Creation. Do we want to contemplate his wisdom? We see it in the unchangeable order by which the incomprehensible Whole is governed. Do we want to contemplate his munificence? We see it in the abundance with which he fills the earth. Do we want to contemplate his mercy? We see it in his not withholding that abundance even from the unthankful.
Seite 28 - ... domination — this the use of a standing army in time of peace. It seems our fathers were not such fools as some would make us believe, in opposing the establishment of a standing army, and sending King William's Dutch guards out of the country. Yet, would to Heaven they had been Dutchmen, or Switzers, or Hessians, or Hanoverians, or any thing rather than Englishmen., who have done such deeds.
Seite 28 - Will the gentlemen of England support, or wink at such proceedings ? They have a great stake in their country ; they hold great estates, and they are bound in duty and in honour to consider them as retaining fees on the part of their country, for upholding its rights and liberties : surely they will at length awake, and find they have duties to perform.
Seite 1 - It is difficult to imagine a more degraded and dangerous position than that in which every political writer was placed during the year 1817. In the first place, he was subject, by a secretary of state's warrant, to be imprisoned upon suspicion, under the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act. Secondly, he was open to an ex-officio information, under which he would be compelled to find bail, or be imprisoned.
Seite 125 - ... farm produce now going on — were you proved to be the incendiaries, we should defend you by saying, that you have more just and moral cause for it than any king or faction, that ever made war, had for making war.
Seite 7 - Who wickedly is wise, or madly brave, Is but the more a fool, the more a knave. Who noble ends by noble means obtains, Or failing, smiles in exile or in chains, Like good Aurelius let him reign, or bleed Like Socrates, that man is great indeed. What's fame? a fancied life in others' breath, A thing beyond us, ev'n before our death.
Seite 125 - Neither your silence nor your patience has obtained for you the least respectful attention from that Government. The more tame you have grown the more you have been oppressed and despised, the more you have been trampled on...
Seite 29 - Tis true, James could not inflict the torture on his soldiers — could not tear the living flesh from their bones with the cat-o'-nine tails— could not flay them alive. Be this as it may, our duty is to meet ; and England expects every man to do his duty.
Seite 29 - Heath, for supporting arbitrary power, gave three cheers on hearing of their acquittal. The King, startled at the noise, asked : " What's that ? " " Nothing, sir," was the answer, " but the soldiers shouting at the acquittal of the Seven Bishops.
Seite 29 - I would hold myself in readiness to attend. Whether the penalty of our meeting will be death by military execution I know not ; but this I know — a man can die but once, and never better than in vindicating the laws and liberties of his country.

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