The true simple question of the present dispute is, whether the House of Lords and Court Influence shall predominate over the House of Commons, and annihilate its existence, or whether the House of Commons...shall have power to....regulate the prerogative of the Crown, which was ever ready to seize upon the freedom of the Electors of this country.
Vastly inferior as this Court is to the House of Commons, considered as a body in the State, and amenable as its members may be for illconduct in their office to its animadversions and certainly are to its impeachment before the Lords, yet, as a Court of law, we know no superior but those Courts which may revise our judgments for error; and in this respect there is no common term of comparison between this Court and the House.
The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
His temper, naturally morose, has become licentiously peevish.Crossed in his Cabinet, he insults the House of Lords and plagues the most eminent of his colleagues with the crabbed malice of a maundering witch.
The House of Lords is a model of how to care for the elderly.
Our course in the House of Lords ought to be very firm and uncompromising but moderate?an example of what has since been called the politics of the extreme centre.
When we have a majority we will do it. I think the days of the Lords are quite genuinely numbered.tony benn
Anyone from abroad will tell you that it is the class system that really lies at the root of our problems, economic and industrial. The House of Lords symbolises that.tony benn
True devotion will rather ask to be allowed to give, and will count as loss all which may not be given up for the Lord’s sake.james hudson taylor
And he that gives us in these daysNew Lords may give us new laws.george wither
Even, under such circumstances, a commoner of England, tried before a jury of Lords, would have far less cause to complain than should I, a woman, tried before a jury of men.susan b. anthony
The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages.tom stoppard
My Lords, would it not be a good idea if the Chairman of Committees and all Members resisted the mad idea of this House being dragged into this century? It is a very disagreeable century. Would it not be a better idea to drag us back perhaps into the 19th century, which in many ways was a very much better one for this country?norman tebbit
Lords and Commons of England, consider what Nation it is whereof ye are, and whereof ye are the governors: a Nation not slow and dull, but of quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, suttle and sinewy to discours, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that humane capacity can soar to.john milton
In the case of impeachments, which are the groans of the people,… and carry with them a greater supposition of guilt than any other accusation, there all the Lords must judge.
In my mind, he was guilty of no error, he was chargeable with no exaggeration, he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said, that all we see about us, Kings, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the State, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve good men into a box.
This Court (Lords House of Parliament), which ought to be an example to all other Courts, will ever hold in the highest reverence the indulgent character of British justice.
Learn then to dance, you that are princes born, And lawful Lords of earthly creatures all; Imitate them, and thereof take no scorn, (For this new art to them is natural) And imitate the stars celestial. For when pale death your vital twist shall sever, Your better parts must dance with them forever.Sir John Davies
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey Where wealth accumulates and men decay: Princes and Lords may flourish or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.Oliver Goldsmith
Servants, when their Lords no longer sway, Their minds no more to righteous courses bend.homer
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart Lords.john muir
He only is advancing in life whose heart is getting softer, whose blood warmer, whose brain quicker, whose spirit is entering into living peace. And the men who have this life in them are the true Lords or kings of the earth they, and they only.john ruskin
Great families of yesterday we show, And Lords whose parents were the Lord knows who.Daniel Defoe
This Ganga was sent out for salvation of the world of Sambhu, Lord of Lords, filled with the sweet wine of compassion. Shankara, having squeezed out the essence of yoga and the Upanishads , created this excellent river because of his mercy for all creatures.
If my Lord Chief Justice do commit any person, and set his name to the warrant, he does not use to add to his name "Lord Chief Justice," but he is known to be so, without that addition. The Lords do not use to write themselves privy counsellors; they are known to be so, as well as a Judge, who only writes his name and does not use to make the addition of his office.
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