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Page 115 - The King grants permission to Earl Grey, and to his Chancellor, Lord Brougham, to create such a number of peers as will be sufficient to ensure the passing of the Reform Bill, first calling peers' eldest sons. — Signed, WILLIAM R., Windsor, May 17, 1832.
Page 122 - ... to the House of Lords, which need not, however, be one of entire unity, for the House of Lords, though a great power in the state, and able to cause great embarrassment to an administration, is not able by a vote to doom it to capital punishment. Only for fifteen years, out of the last fifty, has the ministry of the day possessed the confidence of the House of Lords.
Page 223 - ... of 371 nominee members. Of the 45 members for Scotland, 31 were returned by 21 peers, and the remainder by 14 commoners. Of the 100 members for Ireland, 51 were returned by 36 peers, and 20 by 19 commoners. The general result of these surprising statements is, that of the 658 members of the House of Commons, 487 were returned by nomination, and 171 only were representatives of independent constituencies.
Page 95 - Life,' written after her death by Mr Sidney Lee. Yet, for the first time, we are now given a selection of letters written by and to her, of such surpassing interest, transcending all that we knew before, that we can only exclaim, like the great Queen of old,