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Side 95 - My Lords, I am old and weak, and at present unable to say more; but my feelings and indignation were too strong- to have said less. I could not have slept this night in my bed, nor reposed my head on my pillow, without giving this vent to my eternal abhorrence of such preposterous and enormous principles.
Side 436 - must show herself disposed to renounce her views of aggression " and aggrandizement, and to confine herself within her own territory, " without insulting other Governments, without disturbing their " tranquillity, without violating their rights.
Side 91 - I will not, join in congratulation on misfortune and disgrace. This, my Lords, is a perilous and tremendous moment. It is not a time for adulation: the smoothness of flattery cannot save us in this rugged and awful crisis. It is now necessary to instruct the throne in the language of truth.
Side 94 - to use all the means which God and nature have put into our hands." I am astonished, I am shocked, to hear such principles confessed ; to hear them avowed in this House or in this country.
Side 94 - That God and nature put into our hands ! " I know not what ideas that lord may entertain of God and nature; but I know that such abominable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What! to attribute the sacred sanction of God and nature to the massacres of the Indian scalping-knife...
Side 165 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Side 92 - German despot ; your attempts will be for ever vain and impotent — doubly so, indeed, from this mercenary aid on which you rely; for it irritates, to an incurable resentment, the minds of your adversaries, to overrun them with the mercenary sons of rapine and plunder, devoting them and their possessions to the rapacity of hireling cruelty. If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms : Never, never, never...
Side 92 - ... of the woods; to delegate to the merciless Indian the defence of disputed rights, and to wage the horrors of his barbarous war against our brethren ? My lords, these enormities cry aloud for redress and punishment.
Side 356 - What we did was in truth and substance, and in a constitutional light, a revolution, not made, but prevented. We took solid securities ; we settled doubtful questions ; we corrected anomalies in our law. In the stable, fundamental parts of our constitution, we made no revolution ; no, nor any alteration at all.