What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
administration admiral alarm amendment American arms army attack bill Britain British Burke cabinet captain captured cause censure chap colonel colonies command commerce commissioners committee conduct congress considered court crown d'Estaing debate declared defence disgraceful earl effect embassador enemy engaged England exertions expedition expence fame favour fleet force France French frigates garrison granted honour hopes hostilities house of Bourbon house of commons Hugh Palliser hundred independence Indies influence Ireland Keppel king king's kingdom land late lord Chatham lord Cornwallis lord George lord George Gordon lord John Cavendish lord North lord Shelburne loyalists measure ment military ministers ministry Minorca motion nation naval navy negotiation object occasioned officers opposition parliament party peace petitions present principles proceedings proposed proposition protection Remembrancer rendered resolution sentiments ships Sir Henry Clinton sirst Spain speech spirit squadron thousand tion trade treaty troops vote
Page 6 - If I were an American as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms — never, never, never!
Page 540 - I make it my humble and earnest prayer to Almighty God that Great Britain may not feel the evils which might result from so great a dismemberment of the empire; and that America may be free from those calamities which have formerly proved in the mother country how essential monarchy is to the enjoyment of constitutional liberty.
Page 13 - These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation. I call upon that right reverend bench, those holy ministers of the Gospel, and pious pastors of our church; I conjure them to join in the holy work, and vindicate the religion of their God. I appeal to the wisdom and the law of this learned bench to defend and support the justice of their country. I call upon the bishops...
Page 12 - I know not what ideas that lord may entertain of God and nature ; but I know that such abominable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What...
Page 240 - Let us return to our legitimate home, and all jars and all quarrels will be lost in embraces.
Page 87 - I rejoice that the grave has not closed upon me ; that I am still alive to lift up my voice against the dismemberment of this ancient and most noble monarchy ! Pressed down, as I am, by the hand of infirmity, I am little able to assist my country in this most perilous conjuncture ; but, my lords, while I have sense and memory, I will. never consent to deprive the royal offspring of the House of Brunswick, the heirs of the princess Sophia, of their fairest inheritance.
Page 9 - You cannot conciliate America by your present measures. You cannot subdue her by your present, or by any measures. What, then, can you do? You cannot conquer; you cannot gain; but you can address; you can lull the fears and anxieties of the moment into an ignorance of the danger that should produce them.
Page 13 - ... unsullied sanctity of their lawn ; upon the learned judges to interpose the purity of their ermine to save us from this pollution. I call upon the honour of your lordships to reverence the dignity of your ancestors, and to maintain your own. I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country to vindicate the national character. I invoke the genius of the constitution.
Page 457 - House on the subject of the war, by moving, " that the further prosecution of " offensive hostilities, for the purpose of reducing the " revolted colonies to obedience by force, would weaken " the efforts of Great Britain against her European " enemies, increase the mutual enmity so fatal both to " Great Britain and America, and, by preventing a " happy reconciliation with that country, frustrate the " desire expressed by his Majesty of restoring the bles" sings of peace and tranquillity.