The Unreformed House of Commons: Parliamentary Representation Before 1832, Volume 2

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University Press, 1909

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Page 235 - That a claim of any body of men, other than the king, lords, and commons of Ireland to make laws to bind this kingdom, is unconstitutional, illegal, and a grievance.
Page 265 - I do hereby disclaim, disavow and solemnly abjure any intention to subvert the present church establishment for the purpose of substituting a catholic establishment in its stead; and...
Page 221 - Virtual representation is that in which there is a communion of interests, and a sympathy in feelings and desires between those who act in the name of any description of people, and the people in whose name they act, though the trustees are not actually chosen by them. This is virtual representation. Such a representation I think to be, in many cases, even better than the actual.
Page 276 - I have it in particular command from his Majesty, to recommend it to you to apply yourselves to the consideration of such measures as may be most likely to strengthen and cement a general union of sentiment among all classes and descriptions of his Majesty's subjects in support of the established constitution ; with this view, his Majesty trusts that the situation of his Majesty'* Catholic subjects will engage your serious attention, and, in the consideration of this subject, he relies on the wisdom...
Page 457 - That it is a high infringement of the liberties and privileges of the Commons of the United Kingdom for any lord of Parliament, or other...
Page 413 - ... well and truly to try the matter of the petition referred to them, and a true judgment to give according to the evidence...
Page 446 - To assure His Majesty, that His Majesty's Commons of Ireland do most sincerely wish that all bills which become law in Ireland should receive the approbation of His Majesty under the...
Page 472 - I have seen Mr. Pitt, the Chancellor, and the Duke of Portland, who seem to feel very sensibly the critical situation of our damnable country and that the Union alone can save it. I should have hoped that what has passed would have opened the eyes of every man in England to the insanity of their present conduct with respect to the Papists of Ireland, but I can very plainly perceive that they were as full of their Popish projects as ever.
Page 246 - Parliament in this country, which, though it must be confessed does not bear the smallest resemblance to representation, I do not see how quiet and good government could exist under any more popular mode.
Page 457 - Ireland as shall for the time being be actually elected and shall not have declined to serve for any county, city, or borough of Great Britain, hath any right to give his vote in the election of any member to serve in parliament.

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