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 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.charles james fox
They do not ill, being Lords of ours, to slay Me; nay, they could not spare: but thee to slay, To spill thy strong young life for truth to me, In all men's eyes would mark them monstrous:;: thou Must live, and serve my slayers, and serving them Sustain my memory by the proof if God Shall give thee grace to prove it that thy name, Thy father's name and mine, in true men's ears Rings truth, and means not treason.algernon charles swinburne
A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure foradmiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.walter bagehot
Lord Hailsham said the other day that the machinery of Government was creaking. My Lords, it is not even moving sufficiently to emit a noise of any kind.
To the Lords of convention 'twas Claver'se who spoke, 'Ere the King's crown shall fall there are crowns to be broke; So let each Cavalier who loves honour and me, Come follow the bonnet of Bonny Dundee.'
The decisions of the House of Lords are binding on me and upon all the Courts except itself.romilly, john, 1st baron romilly
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
A decision of the House of Lords requires no sanction.
A decision of the House of Lords upon a question of law is conclusive, and binds the House in subsequent cases. An erroneous decision can be set right only by an Act of Parliament.
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.
But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited? ... Are we or they Lords of the World? ... And how are all things made for man?
An' there began a lang digressionAbout the Lords o' the creation.Robert Burns
The Lords and ladies pass a rulingThat sons and girls go hand in landFrom good stock and the best breedingPaid for by the servile class.paul weller
My Lords, we are vertebrate animals, we are mammalia! My learned friend's manner would be intolerable in Almighty God to a black beetle.
Servants, when their Lords no longer sway, Their minds no more to righteous courses bend.homer
This man [Chesterfield] I thought had been a lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among Lords.
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart Lords.john muir
It is not meet for a mortal that Allah should give him the Book and the judgement and the prophethood, then he should say to men: Be my servants besides Allah's; but (he would say): Be worshippers of the Lord because you teach the Book and because you study (it); Nor would he enjoin you to take the angels and the prophets for Lords. Would he enjoin you to disbelieve after you submit?
There’s some ill planet reigns: I must be patient till the heavens look With an aspect more favourable. Good my Lords, I am not prone to weeping, as our sex Commonly are the want of which vain dew Perchance shall dry your pities but I have That honourable grief lodg’d here, which burns Worse than tears drown. Beseech you all, my Lords, With thoughts so qualified as your charities Shall best instruct you, measure me; and so The king’s will be perform’d!