The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George the Third, Volume 17

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Página 148 - I appeal to the wisdom and the law of this learned bench, to defend and support the justice of their country. I call upon the bishops...
Página 148 - I call upon the honor of your lordships, to reverence the dignity of your ancestors, and to maintain your own. I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country, to vindicate the national character.
Página 158 - ... commenced without hesitation ? I am not, I confess, well informed of the resources of this kingdom, but I trust it has still sufficient to maintain its just rights, though I know them not. Any state, my lords, is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort, and if we must fall, let us fall like men.
Página 148 - 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— to the cannibal savage torturing, murdering, roasting, and eating; literally, my Lords, eating the mangled victims of his barbarous battles!
Página 161 - Bourbon, and wielded in the other the democracy of England. The sight of his mind was infinite; and his schemes were to affect, not England, not the present age only, but Europe and posterity.
Página 149 - Against your Protestant brethren ; to lay waste their country, to desolate their dwellings, and extirpate their race and name, with these horrible hell-hounds of savage war ! — hell-hounds, I say, of savage war...
Página 148 - Indian scalping-knife — to the cannibal savage torturing, murdering, roasting, and eating; literally, my lords, eating the mangled victims of his barbarous battles ! Such horrible notions shock every precept of religion, divine or natural, and every generous feeling of humanity.
Página 41 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Página 146 - ... 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 : unless thoroughly done away, it will be a stain on the national character.
Página 149 - Spain ; in vain he defended and established the honour, the liberties, the religion — the Protestant religion — of this country, against the arbitrary cruelties of Popery and the Inquisition, if these more than Popish cruelties and inquisitorial practices are let loose among us...

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