Speeches of the Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: (Several Corrected by Himself)

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Seite 136 - Whereas the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons assembled at Westminster, lawfully, fully and freely representing all the estates of the people of this realm...
Seite 112 - British humanity ! Mr. Hastings guarantees to the allies of the company their prosperity and his protection. The former he secures by sending an army to plunder them of their wealth and to desolate their soil. The latter produces the misery and the ruin of the protected. His is the protection which the vulture gives to the lamb, which covers while it devours its prey; which, stretching its baleful pinions and hovering in...
Seite 125 - ... justice of the British nation. This inquiry, however, Mr. Hastings thought it absolutely necessary to elude. He stated to the council, in answer, "that it would revive those animosities that subsisted between the Begums and the Nabob [Asoph Dowlah], which had then subsided.
Seite 123 - He would not allow even of a delay of two days to smooth the compelled approaches of a son to his mother, on this occasion! His orders were peremptory. After this, my Lords, can it be said that the prisoner was ignorant of the acts, or not culpable for their consequences? It is true he did not direct the guards, the famine, and the bludgeons...
Seite 302 - That you be led back to the place from whence you came, and from thence to be drawn upon a hurdle to the place of execution, and there you shall be hanged by the neck, and being alive, shall be cut down .... and your entrails to be taken out of your body, and you living, the same to be...
Seite 121 - I conjure you, by your sacred names, to depart for a moment from this place, though it be your peculiar residence; nor hear your names profaned by such a sacrilegious combination as that which I am now compelled to repeat ! — where all the fair forms of nature and art, truth and peace, policy and honour...
Seite 116 - It goes to show that some, at least, of the persons concerned in these transactions felt the force of those ties which their efforts were directed to tear asunder ; that those who could ridicule the respective attachment of a mother and a son; who...
Seite 141 - Wales, being resident within the realm, shall be empowered to exercise and administer the Royal Authority, according to the laws and constitution of Great Britain, in the name, and on the behalf of his Majesty, and under the style and title of Regent of the kingdom ; and to use, execute and perform, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, all authorities, prerogatives, acts of government, and administration of the same, that belong to the King of this Realm, to use, execute, and perform, according...
Seite 59 - It is not the secret consciousness in the bosom of the judge which can excite the vengeance of the law. and authorize its infliction ! No ! In this good land, as high as it is happy, because as just as it is free, all is definite, equitable, and exact. The laws must be satisfied before...
Seite 121 - I conjure you by your sacred names to depart for a moment from this place, though it be your peculiar residence ; nor hear your names profaned by such a sacrilegious combination, as that which I am now compelled to repeat ! where all the fair forms of nature and art, truth and peace, policy and honor, shrunk back aghast from the deleterious shade...

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