The Quarterly Review, Volume 138

John Murray, 1875

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Page 170 - No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
Page 417 - I think they have done right in giving exemplary damages; to enter a man's house by virtue of a nameless warrant, in order to procure evidence, is worse than the Spanish inquisition ; a law under which no Englishman would wish to live an hour...
Page 9 - Sir, he was a scoundrel, and a coward : a scoundrel for charging a blunderbuss against religion and morality ; a coward, because he had not resolution to fire it off himself, but left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his death...
Page 16 - I should then have the satisfaction of leaving the royal authority to the personal exercise of that young lady (pointing to the Princess), the heiress presumptive of the crown, and not in the hands of a person now near me, who is surrounded by evil advisers, and who is herself incompetent to act with propriety in the station in which she would be placed.
Page 31 - I am sorry to hurt any man's feelings, and to brush away the magnificent fabric of levity and gaiety he has reared; but I accuse our minister of honesty and diligence ; I deny that he is careless or rash : he is nothing more than a man of good understanding, and good principle, disguised in the eternal and somewhat wearisome affectation of a political roue.
Page 244 - ... for money received by the defendant for the use of the plaintiff; and for money found to be due from the defendant to the plaintiff on accounts stated between them.
Page 128 - In 1841 the free-trade party would have agreed to a duty of 8s. a quarter on wheat, and after a lapse of years this duty might have been further reduced, and ultimately abolished. But the imposition of any duty at present, without a provision for its extinction within a short period, would but prolong a contest already sufficiently fruitful of animosity and discontent.
Page 16 - ... incompetent to act with propriety in the station in which She would be placed. I have no hesitation in saying that I have been insulted - grossly and continually insulted - by that person, but I am determined to endure no longer a course of behaviour so disrespectful to me. Amongst many other things I have particularly to complain of the manner in which that young Lady has been kept away from my Court; she has been repeatedly kept from my drawing-rooms, at which She ought always to have been...
Page 12 - They all have situations in the King's household, from which they receive their pay, while they continue in the service of the Conynghams. They dine every day while in London at St. James's, and when they give a dinner it is cooked at St. James's and brought up to Hamilton Place in hackney coaches and in machines made expressly for the purpose ; there is merely a fire lit in their kitchen for such things as must be heated on the spot.
Page 537 - It may easily be conceived, that the difference of temperature between the subterraneous and the external air attains it's maximum about sunrise, or at that moment which is at the same time farthest from the period of the maximum of the heat of the preceding day.

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