What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
againſt alſo Americans appears arguments attention body Britain called caſe cauſe character circumſtances colonies common conduct conſidered contains continued death deſign effects England Engliſh enter equally experiments favour fever firſt fome force former give given hand himſelf hiſtory houſe human idea importance intereſt Italy kind king land laſt late laws learned leſs letters light lively lord manner means method mind moſt muſt nature never object obſervations opinion original Paris parliament particular performance perhaps perſon poem political practice preſent prince principles produced proper prove readers reaſon received remarks reſpect ſaid ſame ſays ſeems ſeveral ſhall ſhould ſome ſtate ſubject ſuch ſuppoſed themſelves theſe thing thoſe thought treated uſe volume whole whoſe writer written
Page 289 - THE body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life ! Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee ; and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.
Page 245 - Raised by thy breath, has quench'd the orb of day? To-morrow he repairs the golden flood And warms the nations with redoubled ray. Enough for me : with joy I see The different doom our fates assign: Be thine Despair and sceptred Care, To triumph and to die are mine.
Page 17 - Sir, let the gentlemen on the other side call forth all their ability, let the best of them get up and tell me, what one character of liberty the Americans have, and what one brand of slavery they are free from, if they are bound in their property and industry by all the restraints you can imagine on commerce, and at the same time are made pack-horses of every tax you choose to impose, without the least share in granting them. When they bear the...
Page 491 - That the colonies and plantations of Great Britain in North America, consisting of fourteen separate governments, and containing two millions and upwards of free inhabitants, have not had the liberty and privilege of electing and sending any knights and burgesses, or others to represent them in the high court of parliament.
Page 35 - Before me, and on either side, were high hills, which by hindering the eye from ranging, forced the mind to find entertainment for itself. Whether I spent the hour well I know not ; for here I first conceived the thought of this narration.
Page 191 - By this power, wherever it subsists, all legislation and jurisdiction is animated and maintained. From this all legal rights are emanations, which, whether equitably or not, may be legally recalled. It is not infallible, for it may do wrong ; but it is irresistible, for it can be resisted only by rebellion, by an act which makes it questionable what shall be thenceforward the supreme power.
Page 16 - Let us, Sir, embrace some system or other before we end this session. Do you mean to tax America, and to draw a productive revenue from thence ? If you do, speak out ; name, fix, ascertain this revenue, settle its quantity, define its objects, provide for its collection, and then fight when you have something to fight for. If you murder, rob ; if you kill, take possession ; and do not appear in the character of madmen as well...
Page 16 - ... subject. His style of argument was neither trite and vulgar, nor subtle and abstruse. He hit the house just between wind and water. And not being troubled with too anxious a zeal for any matter in question, he was never more tedious, or more earnest, than the preconceived opinions and present temper of his hearers required ; to whom he was always in perfect unison. He conformed exactly to the temper of the house; and he seemed to guide, because he was always sure to follow it.