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Page 40 - an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms, never! never ! never!" Such language used in the modern days of ultra loyalty and extreme decorum, would call down upon his head who employed it, the charge of encouraging
Page 40 - !—I know not what idea that Lord may entertain of God and nature, but I know that such abominable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What! attribute the sacred sanction of God and nature to the massacres of the Indian seal ping-knife, to the cannibal savage, torturing, murdering,
Page 129 - hardly to be separate figures, the celebrated comparison of the Queen of France, though going to the verge of chaste style, hardly passes it. " And surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon,decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she just began to move in—glittering like the morning star,
Page 41 - My Lords, I am old and weak, and at present unable to say more; but my feelings and my indignation were too strong to have said less. 1 could not have slept this night in my bed, or have reposed my head on my pillow, without giving this vent to
Page 41 - In vain he led your victorious fleets against the boasted Armada of Spain; in vain he defended and established the honour, the liberties, the religion, the Protestant religion of his country, against the arbitrary cruelties of Popery and the Inquisition, if these more than Popish cruelties and inquisitorial practices are let loose amongst us, to
Page 41 - 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. From the tapestry that adorns these walls, the immortal ancestor of
Page 41 - forth into our settlements, among our ancient connexions, friends, and relations, the merciless cannibal, thirsting for the blood of man, woman, and child—to send forth the infidel savage— against whom 1 Against your Protestant brethren; to lay waste their country, to desolate their dwellings, and extirpate their race and name with these horrible hell-hounds of savage
Page 41 - and pious pastors of the Church : I conjure them to join in the holy work, and to vindicate the religion of their God. 1 appeal to the wisdom and the law of this learned Bench, to defend and support the justice of their country.
Page 40 - to the cannibal savage, torturing, murdering, roasting, and eating; literally, my Lords, eating the mangled victims of his barbarous battles ! Such horrible notions shock every precept of religion, divine and natural, and every generous feeling of humanity ; and, my Lords, they