Mr. Speaker, I think the noble young man has no business to make any apology. He is a gentleman, and none such should be asked to make an apology, because no gentleman could mean to give offence.
Debate on motion to expel Lord Edward Fitzgerald from Irish House of Commons (c.1796), quoted in Personal Sketches and Recollections of his own Times, by Sir Jonah Barrington (1827).
Sir, there isno Levitical degreesbetween nations, and on this occasion I can see neither sin nor shame in marrying our own sister.Sir Boyle Roche
What,Mr Speaker! and sowearetobeggarourselvesfor fear of vexing posterity! Now, I would ask the honourable gentleman, and still more honourable House, why should we put ourselves out of our way to doanything for posterity; for what has posterity done for us? SeeAddison 7:40.Sir Boyle Roche
The best way to avoid danger is to meet it plump.Sir Boyle Roche