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Side 158 - Then ensued a scene of woe the like of which no eye had seen, no heart conceived, and which no tongue can adequately tell. All the horrors of war before known or heard of were mercy to that new havoc. A storm of universal fire blasted every field, consumed every house, destroyed every temple.
Side 158 - Arcot, he drew from every quarter whatever a savage ferocity could add to his new rudiments in the arts of destruction ; and compounding all the materials of fury, havoc, and desolation, into one black cloud, he hung for a while on the declivities of the mountains. Whilst the authors of all these evils were idly and stupidly gazing on this menacing meteor, which blackened all their horizon, it suddenly burst, and poured down the whole of its contents upon the plains of the Carnatic.
Side 158 - He resolved, in . the gloomy recesses of a mind 'capacious of such things, to leave the whole Carnatic an everlasting monument of vengeance, and to put perpetual desolation as a barrier between him and those, against whom the faith which holds the moral elements of the world together, was no protection.
Side 248 - that the said petition be referred to the consideration of a committee of the whole House, and that the petitioners be heard by themselves before the said committee, if they think fit '
Side 239 - SPEECH On a Motion made in the House of Commons, the 7th of May, 1782, for a Committee to inquire into the state of the Representation of the Commons in Parliament.
Side 261 - ... or a government to support you. You have conducted the great military contest with wisdom and fortitude, invariably regarding the rights of the civil power through all disasters and changes.
Side 261 - Having defended the standard of liberty in this new world, having taught a lesson useful to those who inflict, and to those who feel oppression, you retire from the great theatre of action with the blessings of your fellow-citizens : but the glory of your virtues will not terminate with your military command, — it will continue to animate remotest ages.
Side 141 - What merciless enemy has thus spread the horrors of fire and sword — what severe visitation of Providence has dried up the fountain, and taken from the face of the earth every vestige of verdure ? Or, rather, what monsters have stalked over the country, tainting and poisoning, with pestiferous...
Side 180 - LEISURE to peruse the memorial ; but that the island of Eustatia was Dutch, every thing in it was Dutch, every thing was under the protection of the Dutch flag, and as Dutch it should be treated.
Side 142 - ... the sources of resuscitation — no voracious and poisoning monsters — no, all this has been accomplished by the friendship, generosity, and kindness of the English nation! They have embraced us with their protecting arms, and, lo, these are the fruits of their alliance...