A Critical Enquiry Regarding the Real Author of the Letters of Junius, Proving Them to Have Been Written by Lord Viscount Sackville

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Phillips, 1825 - Great Britain - 382 pages

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Page 296 - Good name, in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse, steals trash ; 'tis something, nothing: 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed. OTHELLO.
Page 367 - yet a precious jewel in his head : And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.
Page 235 - letters to the English nation, wherein he says, " Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman.
Page 199 - freehold of their birth-right. I say, that although this birth-right may be forfeited, or the exercise of it suspended in particular cases, it cannot be taken away by a general law, for any real or pretended purpose of improving the constitution. I believe there is no power in this country to make such a law.
Page 340 - It is his Majesty's pleasure that the above sentence be given out in public orders, that officers, being convinced, that neither high birth, nor great employments, can shelter offences of such a nature; and that seeing they are subject to censures much worse than death to a man who has any sense of
Page 158 - ray of knowledge communicates to mine. But neither should I think the most exalted faculties of the human mind a gift worthy of the Divinity, nor any assistance in the improvement of them a subject of gratitude to my fellow creatures, if I were not satisfied, that really to inform the understanding corrects and enlarges the heart.
Page 246 - The last letter you printed was idle and improper, and, I assure you, printed against my own opinion. The truth is, there are people about me, whom I would wish not to contradict, and who had rather see Junius in the papers, ever so improperly, than not at all. I wish it could be recalled.
Page 33 - Welbore Ellis, what say you ? Is this the law of parliament, or is it not? I am a plain man, sir, and cannot follow you through the phlegmatic forms of an oration. Speak out Grildrig,—say yes, or no." Is this the language of one who was under personal obligations to his friend
Page 111 - directed by the advantage and interest of the Scots, I shall say, very sin.cerely, with Sir Edward Coke, ' When poor England stood alone, and had not the access of another kingdom, and yet had more and as potent enemies as it now hath, yet the King of England prevailed.'
Page 115 - Permit me to begin with paying a just tribute to Scotch sincerity wherever I find it. I own I am not apt to confide in the professions of gentlemen of that country ; and when they smile, I feel an involuntary emotion to guard myself against

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