The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII

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Author: Edmund Burke
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 133,842 / 394 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58
LoC Category: KD
Downloads: 561
Added to site: 2006.05.06
mnybks.net#: 13539
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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n the subject in any other way than the law and statutes of this kingdom prescribe, will not suffer, nor can they bear the idea, that any single class of people should be chosen to be the objects of a contrary conduct, nor that even the Nabob of Oude should be permitted to act upon such a flagitious principle. When an English governor has substituted a power of his own instead of the legal government of the country, as I have proved this man to have done, if he found the prince going to do an act which would shake the property of all the nobility of the country, he surely ought to raise his hand and say, "You shall not make my name your sanction for such an atrocious and abominable act as this confiscation would be."

Mr. Hastings, however, whilst he gives, with an urbanity for which he is so much praised, his consent to this confiscation, adds, there must be pensions secured for all persons losing their estates, who had the security of our guaranty. Your Lordships know that Mr. Hastings, by his guarant

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