Lord Shelburne Quote

At the opening of the session on 31 Oct. 1776, Shelburne denounced the king's speech as 'a piece of metaphysical refinement,' and the defence set up for it as:

Nothing more than a string of sophisms, no less wretched in their texture than insolent in their tenor.


in the House of Lords, 31 October 1776

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Nothing more than a string of sophisms, no less wretched in their texture than insolent in their tenor.

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Nothing more than a string of sophisms, no less wretched in their texture than insolent in their tenor.

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Nothing more than a string of sophisms, no less wretched in their texture than insolent in their tenor.

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Nothing more than a string of sophisms, no less wretched in their texture than insolent in their tenor.