boroughmongers love

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  • n. Plural form of boroughmonger.

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  • The system could not be reduced to a discrete set of objects (paper money, linen, potatoes), individuals (spies, priests, boroughmongers), or institutions (church, banks, parliament), but included too the practices through which these were assembled and organized.

    William Cobbett and the Politics of System

  • The Catholics were to have emancipation, the Protestants ascendency, the bar promotion, the people higher wages, the boroughmongers magnificent compensation.

    An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800

  • The boroughmongers had now got _myself_ in the King's Bench, and

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 2

  • This man had, for nearly a quarter of a century, reigned triumphant over the people of England with the most despotic and arbitrary sway, by the means of a corrupt majority of a set of boroughmongers, who called themselves and their agents the

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 2

  • But he would also laugh to see the melancholy state to which the said boroughmongers are reduced!

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 1

  • Clifford, poor fellow! were now alive, how he would laugh to see two of his staunchest and most disinterested political disciples caught in the toils of the boroughmongers!

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 1

  • In my humble judgment, the greatest fault he ever committed was, in having too good an opinion of the justice of the boroughmongers, and relying upon the liberality of their agents, so far as to be betrayed into that net which now surrounds him.

    Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 1

  • The other by a packed majority of boroughmongers and white slave-merchants: for such we must consider them, if the assertion of Mr. Alderman Newnham is true, that the common people of this country, of whom they dispose, are in the condition of West-India slaves.

    The Tribune, a Periodical Publication, consisting Chiefly of the Political Lectures of J. Thelwall.

  • Could the voter at that time have been enabled, with safety to himself, to exercise his privilege freely, even though neither honestly nor intelligently, it would have been a great gain to reform; for it would have broken the yoke of the then ruling power in the country — the power which had created and which maintained all that was bad in the institutions and the administration of the State — the power of landlords and boroughmongers.

    Representative Government

  • Could the voter at that time have been enabled, with safety to himself, to exercise his privilege freely, even though neither honestly nor intelligently, it would have been a great gain to reform, for it would have broken the yoke of the then ruling power in the country -- the power which had created and which maintained all that was bad in the institutions and the administration of the state -- the power of landlords and boroughmongers.

    Considerations on Representative Government

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