Excerpts from a book by Charles Piggot, dated 1795 and written from within his prison cell.

The Letter C from Piggot's Political Dictionary (1795)

Calumny, ― uniform abuse and exaggerated false-hoods against the French.
Candour, ― Earl Moira, on his passage from opposition to administration; Pitt supporting the necessity for extending the prerogative of the Crown, and justifying himself for keeping up and enlarging the system of corruption, which he had formerly pledged himself to abolish.
Cannon, ― the only argument of conviction to despots.
Chancery, ― a tribunal which professes to have no other object in view than the strictest equity; an office requiring the most incorruptible honor and integrity, but which is generally filled by the vilest tools and sycophants of power, and, instead of being a faithful administration of speedy and impartial justice, is proverbial for its extortion and delays. This office is generally allotted as a reward for apostacy.
Chaos, ― confusion; the British constitution, King, Lords, and Commons.
Charity, ― enormous contributions for French rebels; an utter neglect of our own poor.
Chastity, (vertu unique) ― Queen Charlotte.
Church, ― a patent for hypocrisy; the refuge of sloth, ignorance and superstition, the corner-stone of tyranny.
Citizen, ― the most honourable of titles; the definition of a virtuous man.
Clemency, ― the court of King's-bench; the court of Justiciary in Scotland.
Client, ― an unfortunate victim to ill-placed confidence, to the rapacity and plunder of lawyers.
Coalition, ― an union of parties, when monopoly on either side is impossible, and when the principle itself is threatened, to defend and divide the loaves and fishes.
Cock, (game) ― a sanguinary, cruel tyrant. Vide the bill of indictment preferred against D. I. Eaton; where the Attorney-General compare a game-cock to a cruel, sanguinary tyrant, and says, that it must mean our most gracious Sovereign George III.
Company, (East India) ― chartered robbers, licensed murderers, sending out military ruffians to conquer, plunder, and desolate the remotest countries.
Confidence, ― a word employed by statesmen, in order to preserve their power, and enslave a nation to their yoke.
Consequence, ― Pitt, full dressed, surrounded by his myrmidons on the Treasury-bench.
Consistency, ― Messrs. Fox, Grattan, &c. &c.
Constitution, ― a code of laws, founded in prin-ciples of equal rights, and general happiness, such as Kenyon and Ashurst define that of England, but which their practice proves directly the reverse.
Contractors, ― a set of men who are known to live in luxury on the plunder of the ignorant, the innocent, and the helpless; upon that part of the community which stands most in need of and best deserves the care and protection of the legislature. In all Ministerial contracts, it is never a question of making a profitable bargain for the public; the only object is to enrich the contractor, who is always a creature of the Minister. Brook Watson,
Contrast, ― the invincible ardour, the independ-ent spirit of a FRENCH REPUBLICAN; the same servility, the fawning sycophancy of a British courtier; the Rights of Man, by Thomas Paine; the libel on the human race, by the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; the manifestos of ty-rants, the answers of freemen, the impudent assertions of Grenville or Mansfield; the irresistible truths of Stanhope; a convention of the people, a parliament of aristocracy.
Corporation, ― an infamous relic of the ancient feudal system; a tyrannical, exclusive monopoly, generally consisting of gluttons, idiots, and op-pressors; brutes in a human form.
Corruption, ― the oil which makes the wheels of Government go well. Vide Arthur Young's Warning of France, an Example to Britain, p. 191.
Courtier, ― Duke of Montrose, Lords Chester-field, Elgin, Sidney, Rivers, Onslow, a sycophant.
Court, ― the dunghill that breeds the above vermin; the focus that consumes the industry and labour of the peopls. Halifax, himself a courtier, stiles it a den of well fed, well dressed beggars.
Cowardice, ― military ruffians assaulting the Rev. Dr. Knox, his wife and daughter, at the Bright-helmstone theatre.
Crown, ― a jewel that dazzles he eye of the vol-gar by its extrinsic splendor; the gewgaw and pa-geantry which it displays, reconciles the nation to a bauble which costs a million annually to support, drained from the virtue of industry, and the sweat of labour. Partial splendour, public calamity.
Cruelty, ― Lord Hood commanding a man of war filled with helpless prisoners to be sunk; the horrors perpetrated on men and women in La Vendee by rebels fighting against the liberties of their native country; criminal laws that inflict ca-pital punishment for trivial offences; the Slave Trade.