Blowers. In the Reign of Richard the 2d. or Henry 6th. you may find Precedents for any Thing.
This Observation was echoed from some Tory, who applyed it to a late Quotation of
the House of Representatives. It is true, Richard 2d. and H. 6. were weak and worthless
Princes, and their Parliaments were bold and resolute, but weak Princes may arise
hereafter, and then there will be need of daring and determined Parliaments. The Reigns
of R. 2. and H. 6 were the Reigns of Evil Councillors and Favourites, and they exhibit
notable Examples, of the public Mischiefs, arising from such Administrations, and
of national and parliamentary Vengeance, on such wicked Minions.