Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. Richard Price

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R. Hunter, 1815 - 189 pages
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Page 52 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Page 157 - I see the ardour for liberty catching and spreading ; a general amendment beginning in human affairs ; the dominion of kings changed for the dominion of laws, and the dominion of priests giving way to the dominion of reason and conscience.
Page 164 - The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone...
Page 56 - ... destroyed by the mangling hands of a few blundering ministers. It will not be destroyed; God will protect and prosper it, you will only exclude yourselves from any share in it We hear, that more ships and troops are coming out. We know...
Page 56 - It is a million of pities so fair a plan as we have hitherto been engaged in, for increasing strength and empire with public felicity, should be destroyed by the mangling hands of a few blundering ministers.
Page 105 - This plan of general education alone will render the American Revolution a blessing to mankind. As you have staked your reputation upon this great event, with the world and with posterity, you must not desert us till you see the curtain drop and the last act of the drama closed. A small pamphlet addressed by you to the Congress and the legislature of each of the states, upon this subject, I am sure would have more weight with our rulers than an hundred publications thrown out by the citizens of this...
Page 76 - Resolved, That the Honorable Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John Adams, or any of them, be directed forthwith to apply to Dr Price, and inform him that it is the desire of Congress to consider him a citizen of the United States ; and to receive his assistance in regulating their finances. That if he shall think it expedient to remove with his family to America, and afford such assistance, a generous provision shall be made for requiting his services.
Page 104 - Most of the distresses of our country, and of the mistakes which Europeans have formed of us, have arisen from a belief that the American revolution is over. This is so far from being the case, that we have only finished the first act of the great drama.
Page 165 - ... to choose our own governors; to cashier them for misconduct ; and to form a government for ourselves.
Page 147 - ... of his dissolution, was free and cheerful. A few days before he died, he rose from his bed, and begged that it might be made up for him, so that he might die in a decent manner. His daughter told him, that she hoped he would recover, and live many years longer. He calmly replied, '/ hope not.' Upon being advised to change his position in bed, that he might breathe easy, he said, 'A dying man can do nothing easy...

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