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able accused answer appeared argument attention authority bill bring British brought Burke called carried cause charge circumstances claims committee Company concern conduct consequence consideration considered constitution court criminal crown debt doubt duty East effect establishment evidence examination existence fact give given ground hands Hastings heard House of Commons impeachment important India inquiry interest justice king late learned leave letter Lords majesty majesty's managers manner matter means measure ment mind ministers mode motion moved nabob nature necessary never object observed occasion opinion parliament party passed person petition Pitt possession present prince principles proceedings produce proper prosecution prove question reason received regard resolution respect right honourable gentleman royal speech taken thing thought tion trial trust vote whole wished
362 ページ - Avaunt ! and quit my sight ! let the earth hide thee! Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold ; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which thou dost glare with ! Lady M.
459 ページ - That the influence of the Crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:
70 ページ - See on these ruby lips the trembling breath, These cheeks now fading at the blast of death ; Cold is that breast which warm'd the world before, And those love-darting eyes must roll no more.
335 ページ - ... 2. That it is the opinion of this committee, That it is the right and duty of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain now assembled, and lawfully, fully, and freely, representing all the estates of the people of this realm, to provide the means of supplying the defect of the personal exercise of the royal authority...
130 ページ - Does any of you think that England, so wasted, would, under such a nursing attendance, so rapidly and cheaply recover ? But he is meanly acquainted with either England or India, who does not know that England would a thousand times sooner resume population, fertility, and what ought to be the ultimate secretion from both, revenue, than such a country as the Carnatic. The Carnatic is not by the bounty of nature a fertile soil. The general size of its cattle is proof enough that it is much otherwise....
129 ページ - For eighteen months without intermission this destruction raged from the gates of Madras to the gates of Tanjore; and so completely did these masters in their art, Hyder AH and his more ferocious son, absolve themselves of their impious vow, that when the British armies traversed, as they did, the Carnatic for hundreds of miles in all directions, through the whole line of their march they did not see...
91 ページ - I think I can trace all the calamities of this country to the single source of our not having had steadily before our eyes a general, comprehensive, well-connected, and well-proportioned view of the whole of our dominions, and A just sense of their true bearings and relations.
166 ページ - For appointing Commissioners to inquire into the fees, gratuities, perquisites, and emoluments which are or lately have been received in the several public offices to be therein mentioned; to examine into any abuses which may exist in the same; and to report such observations as shall occur to them for the better concluding and managing the business transacted in the said offices.
435 ページ - French had shown themselves the ablest architects of ruin that had hitherto existed in the world. In that very short space of time they had completely pulled down to the ground their monarchy, their church, their nobility, their law, their revenue, their army, their navy, their commerce, their arts, and their manufactures. They had done their business for us as rivals, in a way in which twenty Ramilies or Blenheims could never have done it.