The Trial of Thomas Paine: For Certain False, Wicked, Scandalous and Seditious Libels Inserted in the Second Part of the Rights of Man, Before the Right Hon. Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury, at Guildhall, on Tuesday the 18th December, 1792, Página 147

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Página 7 - ... it answers all the purposes to be expected from it. This is more than can be said of the other two branches. The hazard to which this office is exposed in all countries...
Página 8 - The farce of monarchy and aristocracy, in all countries, is following that of chivalry, and Mr Burke is dressing for the funeral. Let it then pass quietly to the tomb of all other follies, and the mourners be comforted. The time is not very distant when England will laugh at itself for sending to Holland, Hanover, Zell, or Brunswick for men...
Página 5 - ... view. What is it, but a bargain, which the parts of the government made with each other to divide powers, profits, and privileges? You...
Página 4 - All hereditary Government is in its nature tyranny. An heritable crown, or an heritable throne, or by what other fanciful name such things may be called, have no other significant explanation than that mankind are heritable property. To inherit a Government, is to inherit the people, as if they were flocks and herds.
Página 7 - Having thus glanced at some of the defects of the two Houses of Parliament, I proceed to what is called the Crown, upon which I shall be very concise. It signifies a nominal office of a million sterling a year, the business of which consists in receiving the money.
Página 35 - Be to their faults a little blind, Be to their virtues very kind, Let all their thoughts be unconfined, A.nd clap your padlock on the mind.
Página 5 - The convention went deeply intcj all the fubjects ; and having, after a variety of debate and inveftigation, agreed among themfelves upon the feveral parts of a, federal conftitution, the next queftion was, the manner of giving it authority and practice. ". For this purpofe, they did not, like a cabal of courtiers, fend for a Duteh Stadtholder, or a German Elector ; but they referred the whole matter to the fenfe and interest of the country.
Página 5 - What is it, but a bargain, which the parts of the government made with each other to divide powers, profits, and privileges? You shall have so much, and I will have the rest; and with respect to the nation, it said, for your share, YOU shall have the right of petitioning. This being the case, the bill of rights is more properly a bill of wrongs, and of insult.
Página 6 - With respect to the two Houses, of which the English Parliament is composed, they appear to be effectually influenced into one, and, as a legislature, to have no temper of its own. The minister, whoever he at any time may be, touches it as with an opium wand, and it sleeps obedience.
Página 4 - Man, Part the Second; combining " Principle and Practice: by Thomas Paine, Secretary *' for Foreign Affairs to Congress, in the American " War, and Author of the Work, intituled Common " Sense, and the First Part of the Rights of Man; the " Second Edition, London, printed for JS Jordan,

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