Historical Sketches of Statesmen who Flourished in the Time of George III.

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Page 296 - And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them by murdering the people on whom he also obtruded them — thus paying off former crimes committed against the LIBERTIES of one people with crimes which he urges them to commit against the LIVES of another...
Page 296 - This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of INFIDEL powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN King of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or restrain this execrable commerce.
Page 399 - An English Whig, who asserts the reality of the popish plot, an Irish Catholic, who denies the massacre in 1641, and a Scotch Jacobite, who maintains the innocence of Queen Mary, must be considered as men beyond the reach of argument or reason, and must be left to their prejudices.
Page 269 - Le peuple voulut la liberté, il la lui donna ' : /'/ vint même au-devant de lui par ses sacrifices; et cependant, c'est au nom de ce même peuple qu'on demande aujourd'hui... Citoyens, je n'achève pas... Je m'arrête devant l'histoire ; songez qu'elle jugera votre jugement, et que le sien sera celui des siècles.
Page 283 - How grateful the relief which the friend of mankind, the lover of virtue, experiences when turning from the contemplation of such a character, his eye rests upon the greatest man of our own or of any age; — the only one upon whom an epithet so thoughtlessly lavished by men to foster the crimes of their worst enemies, may be innocently and justly bestowed...
Page 285 - His courage, whether in battle or in council, was as perfect as might be expected from this pure and steady temper of soul.
Page 296 - ... has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the war]fare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. Determined to . keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he r has prostituted his...
Page 65 - Les dangers intérieurs viennent des bourgeois: pour vaincre les bourgeois, il faut rallier le peuple. Tout était disposé pour mettre le peuple sous le joug des bourgeois, et faire périr les défenseurs de la République sur l'échafaud.
Page 80 - Je me suis retranché dans la citadelle de la raison ; j'en sortirai avec le canon de la vérité, et je pulvériserai les scélérats qui ont voulu m'accuser.
Page 79 - Reconnaissez-le tous, vous qui n'avez jamais su tirer de votre situation politique dans la nation le parti que vous auriez pu en tirer ; qu'enfin justice vous soit rendue. Vous voyez, par la situation où je me trouve en ce moment, la nécessité où vous êtes d'être fermes, et de déclarer la guerre à tous vos ennemis quels qu'ils soient.

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