Works, Volume 5

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Adam and Charles Black, 1872
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Page 284 - 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 284 - 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 373 - 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 273 - His courage, whether in battle or in council, was as perfect as might be expected from this pure and steady temper of soul.
Page 284 - He 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.
Page 271 - Washington we truly behold a marvellous contrast to almost every one of the endowments and the vices which we have been contemplating ; and which are so well fitted to excite a mingled admiration, and sorrow, and abhorrence. With none of that brilliant genius which dazzles ordinary minds ; with not even any remarkable quickness of apprehension ; with knowledge less than almost all persons in the middle ranks, and many...
Page 271 - ... 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 83 - Bouchotte en face ? n'oserons-nous braver la grande colère du Père Duchesne, pour remporter aussi la victoire que le peuple français attend de nous ; la victoire sur les ultra-révolutionnaires comme sur les contre-révolutionnaires ; la victoire sur tous les intrigans, tous les fripons, tous les ambitieux, tous les ennemis du bien public...
Page 288 - ... ought to be tried, before we give up the republican form altogether; for that mind must be really depraved, which would not prefer the equality of political rights, which is the foundation of pure republicanism, if it can be obtained consistently with order. Therefore, whoever by his writings disturbs the present order of things, is really blameable, however pure his intentions may be, and he was sure Mr. Adams
Page 293 - But of all this great man's scientific excellences, the most remarkable is the smallness, the simplicity, the apparent inadequacy, of the means which he employed in his experimental researches. His discoveries were made with hardly any apparatus at all ; and if, at any time, he had been led to employ instruments of a somewhat less ordinary description, he never rested satisfied until he had. as it were, afterwards translated the process, by resolving the problem with such simple machinery, that you...

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