The earliest records of subsequent date prove that parliaments
were to SIT only every year; not that they were to be ELECTED every year.
They said that neither the king and Parliament, nor any other power on earth, had a right to take their money out of their pockets unless they freely gave it.
"You are right, Laurence," said Grandfather, "and it was really amazing and terrible to see what a change came over the aspect of the people the moment the English Parliament had passed this oppressive act.
The British monarch may prorogue or even dissolve the Parliament. The governor of New York may also prorogue the legislature of this State for a limited time; a power which, in certain situations, may be employed to very important purposes.
It has been insinuated, that his authority in this respect is not conclusive, and that his conventions with foreign powers are subject to the revision, and stand in need of the ratification, of Parliament. But I believe this doctrine was never heard of, until it was broached upon the present occasion.
At length parliament was convoked; the authority of the king was to be maintained.
After mass the young monarch drove to the Parliament House, where, upon the throne, he hastily confirmed not only such edicts as he had already passed, but issued new ones, each one, according to Cardinal de Retz, more ruinous than the others -- a proceeding which drew forth a strong remonstrance from the chief president, Mole -- whilst President Blancmesnil and Councillor Broussel raised their voices in indignation against fresh taxes.
It was the May truss, which the clerks of the clerks' law court had deposited that morning at the door of a president of the parliament
, in honor of the solemnity of the day.
says this here--says Parliament
, "If any man, woman, or child, does anything which goes again a certain number of our acts"--how many hanging laws may there be at this present time, Muster Gashford?
There was a great bustle in Bishopsgate Street Within, as they drew up, and (it being a windy day) half-a-dozen men were tacking across the road under a press of paper, bearing gigantic announcements that a Public Meeting would be holden at one o'clock precisely, to take into consideration the propriety of petitioning Parliament
in favour of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company, capital five millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each; which sums were duly set forth in fat black figures of considerable size.
At this moment Monk is affecting devotion to the Rump Parliament
; of this devotion, observe, I am not the dupe.
He was in London, if not for the Parliament
session, at least in May, for the religious meetings.
THE republic of Madagonia had been long and well represented at the court of the King of Patagascar by an officer called a Dazie, but one day the Madagonian Parliament
conferred upon him the superior rank of Dandee.
He entered Parliament
. He gave (thanks to his wife) six of the grandest dinners, and two of the most crowded balls of the season.
The first Reform Bill, of 1832, forced on Parliament
by popular pressure, extended the right of voting to men of the 'middle class,' and the subsequent bills of 1867 and 1885 made it universal for men.