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Page 142 - that even in the event of any accident happening to my daughter, which I trust Providence in its mercy will avert, I shall not infringe the terms of the restriction, by proposing at any period a connection of more particular nature. I shall finally close this disagreeable correspondence, trusting that, as we have
Page 145 - to be passed against this defenceless woman? My lords, I pray you to pause. I do earnestly beseech you to take heed! You are standing on the brink of a precipice —then beware! It will go forth as your judgment, if sentence shall go against the Queen. But it will be the only judgment you ever pronounced, which,
Page 367 - was true to my oldstanding invariable principle, that all things which came from Great Britain should issue as a gift of her bounty and beneficence rather than as claims recovered against struggling litigants, or at least, if your beneficence obtained no credit in your concessions, yet that they should appear the salutary provisions of your wisdom and foresight—not
Page 77 - All this, however, was nothing to the magnificent paragraph which concluded this minute, and to which Mr. Sheridan also requested the attention of the court. "Beside (said Mr. Hastings), I hope it will not be a departure from official language to say, that the majesty of justice ought not to be approached without solicitation
Page 91 - knowing the miseries we have caused, we refuse even now to put a stop to them, how greatly aggravated will be the guilt of Great Britain! and what a blot will these transactions forever be in the history of this country! Shall we, then, delay to repair these injuries, and to begin rendering
Page 68 - is the sacrament of our nature!— not only the duty, but the indulgence of man—it is his first great privilege—it is among his last most endearing delights!—it causes the bosom to glow with reverberated love!—it requites the visitations of nature, and returns the blessings that have been received!—it fires emotion into vital principle—it renders habituated instinct into a
Page 76 - much as in a criminal credulity given to the declarations of the Governor-General. They knew not a word of those transactions until they were finally concluded. It was not until the January following that they saw the mass of falsehood which had been published under the title of "Mr. Hastings' Narrative.
Page 22 - When examined at the bar, he said—he imagines there must have been a sworn interpreter, from the looks of the manager. How I looked, heaven knows, said Mr. Sheridan, but such a physiognomist there is no escaping. He sees a sworn interpreter in my looks—he sees the manner of taking an oath in my looks
Page 209 - Affairs," are the matters which most influence his lot. Upon them depends the increase or reduction of taxation. Upon them depends the enjoyment or the embarrassment of his industry. And yet, though so momentous are the consequences of the mismanagement of our foreign relations, no one thinks of them till the mischief occurs and then it
Page 91 - How shall we hope to obtain, if it be possible, forgiveness from Heaven for those enormous evils we have committed, if we refuse to make use of those means which the mercy of Providence hath still reserved to us, for wiping away the guilt and shame with which we are now covered. If we refuse even this degree of