If I tell you one thing, you will be so amiable as to set aside all impediments.
; in fact, he could say, ’These two children of a cruel and persecuting king, who have inherited the vices of their father, which I alone could perceive in their juvenile propensities—these two children are impediments in my way of promoting the happiness of the English people, whose unhappiness they (the children) would infallibly have caused.’
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a speech impediment
Personal animosity has become an impediment to progress.