A Letter to a Member of the House of Commons, Upon the Meeting of Parliament (Classic Reprint)

A Letter to a Member of the House of Commons, Upon the Meeting of Parliament (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Richard Bentley
     
 

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In fact, Sir, it is but a common justice to you, that the sentiments which, I confess, I have uniformly endeavoured to instill into your mind, and the arguments by which I have enforced them, should be submitted to an unprejudiced and a disinterested tribunal; and it is at

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In fact, Sir, it is but a common justice to you, that the sentiments which, I confess, I have uniformly endeavoured to instill into your mind, and the arguments by which I have enforced them, should be submitted to an unprejudiced and a disinterested tribunal; and it is at least a great satisfaction to myself to be able to appeal for its decision, and to submit to its judgment, whether I have warped your opinions by your affections, and made our friendship an instrument, instead of a motive, for persuading you. You know I am not of the opinion of Tully, that to perfect friendship it is necessary to hold the same political opinions; and, certainly, I think it much less so at London than it might have been at Rome (to draw the comparison between his times and our own) because there was then no question of dividing, and balancing, and tempering the powers and attributes of Government; and there could exist no parties, but this of the republic, and that of the usurpers; it was not party, but civil war; it was not opposition, but enmity and defiance: To range upon the same side, therefore, in disputes like these, was undoubtedly necessary to the enjoyment, whether it was so or not to the existence of friendship.

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ISBN-13:
9781331122869
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/10/2015
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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