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Page 440 - brave yeomen. In reading of these atrocities, we cannot help exclaiming with the poet, * Can such things be, And overcome us, like a summer's cloud, Without our special wonder ?' With a refinement in cruelty worthy of the planners of this horrible massacre, every
Page 190 - absurd to preserve nothing ^but the burthen of them. This is superstitiously to embalm the carcas*s, not worth an ounce of the gums that are used to preserve it. It is to burn precious oils in the tomb : it is to offer meat and drink to the dead,—not so much an honour to the deceased
Page 103 - rapine, and abhor blood, they shall reject with indignation the wild and guilty phantasy that man can hold property in man ! In vain you appeal to treaties,—to covenants between nations. The covenants of the Almighty, whether
Page 103 - or the new, denounce such unholy pretensions. To those laws did they of old refer who maintained the African trade. Such treaties did they cite, and not untruly ; for by one shameful compact, you bartered the glories of Blenheim for the traffic in blood. Yet in spite of law and
Page 103 - enactments of human codes—the same throughout the world, the same in all times ; such as it was before the daring genius of Columbus pierced the night of ages, and opened to one world the sources of power,
Page 125 - like the spider, where there seems nothing to live on. If the one prepares her food, by poisoning it to her palate and her use, the other does the same ; and as several of our passions are strongly characterised by the animal world, prejudice may be denominated the spider of the mind.
Page 103 - wealth, and knowledge ;—to another all unutterable woes ;—such it is at this day ; it is the law written by the finger of God on the heart of man ; and by that law, unchangeable, and eternal, while men despise fraud, and loath rapine, and abhor blood, they shall reject with indignation the wild and guilty phantasy that man can hold property in man ! In vain you appeal to
Page 447 - Many, who by the popularity of their times, have been held up as spotless patriots, have nevertheless appeared upon the historian's page, when truth has triumphed over delusion, the assassins of Liberty.
Page 172 - safe when its kindred throne is shaken. You see that when the church and the throne would allow of no church solemnity in behalf of the Queen, the heartfelt prayers of the people rose to heaven for her protection. I pray heaven for her ; and I here pour forth my fervent