The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 44

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F. Jefferies, 1774
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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.

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Page 472 - ... It can change and create afresh even the constitution of the kingdom and of Parliaments themselves, as was done by the act of union and the several statutes for triennial and septennial elections. It can, in short, do everything that is not naturally impossible; and therefore, some have not scrupled to call its power by a figure, rather too bold, the omnipotence of Parliament.
Page 54 - Bounty (that is, the Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy).
Page 623 - ... for collecting the tribute or rather the plunder of conquered provinces. BY an order of the King, the authority of the Commander in chief, and under him of the Brigadiers general, in time of peace, is rendered supreme in all the civil governments in America; and thus an uncontroulab'le military power is vested in officers not known to the constitution of these colonies.
Page 202 - As an actor, confest without rival to shine ; As a wit, if not first, in the very first line : Yet, with talents like these, and an excellent heart, The man had his failings, a dupe to his art.
Page 581 - ... descends to the ungrateful task of forging chains for her friends and children, and instead of giving support to freedom, turns advocate for slavery and oppression, there is reason to suspect she has either ceased to be virtuous or been extremely negligent in the appointment of her rulers.
Page 133 - My position is this I repeat it, I will maintain it to my last hour taxation and representation are inseparable ; this position is founded on the laws of nature ; it is more, it is itself an eternal law of nature ; for whatever is a man's own is absolutely his own ; no man...
Page 81 - ... a great part of the lands of the kingdom unto the hold and occupation of the yeomanry or middle people, of a condition between gentlemen and cottagers or peasants.
Page 577 - That the foundation of English liberty and of all free government, is, a right in the people to participate in their legislative council...
Page 185 - What madness is it that prompts you to attempt obtaining that by force, which you may more certainly procure by requisition ? They may be flattered into anything, but they are too much like yourselves to be driven.
Page 202 - Of praise a mere glutton, he swallowed what came, And the puff of a dunce he mistook it for fame, Till, his relish grown callous, almost to disease, Who pepper'd the highest was surest to please. But let us be candid, and speak out our mind, If dunces applauded, he paid them in kind. Ye Kenricks, ye Kellys, and Woodfalls so grave, What a commerce was yours, while you got and you gave!

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