Historical Sketches of Statesmen who Flourished in the Time of George III: To which are Added Remarks on Party, and an Appendix

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Strana 58 - ... 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. 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...
Strana 228 - I scarcely ever met with a better companion ; he has inexhaustible spirits, infinite wit and humour, and a great deal of knowledge ;" he adds, " a thorough profligate in principle as in practice ; his life stained with every vice, and his conversation full of blasphemy and indecency; these morals he glories in; for shame is a weakness he has long since surmounted.
Strana 202 - I have suffered myself to be so too long. For some time I have beheld with silent indignation the arbitrary measures of the minister. I have often drooped and hung down my head in council, and disapproved by my looks those steps which I knew my avowed opposition could not prevent. I will do so no longer, but openly and boldly speak my sentiments.
Strana 58 - 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.
Strana 175 - ... 3. The story respecting an insult offered to the king is at once refuted by naming that sovereign : it was George III. Who can for a moment believe that any man durst treat him as Junius impudently describes, partly in the foul text, partly in the fouler note ? " He demanded an audience of the king; reproached him in plain terms with his duplicity, baseness, falsehood, treachery, hypocrisy, repeatedly gave him the lie, and left him in convulsions.
Strana 57 - 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.
Strana 36 - The manner of speaking each sentence, too, betokened an anxiety to give the very truth, and the slowness oftentimes showed that each word was cautiously weighed. There was shed over the whole the grace of a delivery altogether singular for its combined suavity and dignity. All that one had heard of the wonderful fascination of his manner, both at the bar and upon the bench, became easily credible to those who heard his evidence.
Strana 62 - If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise, in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
Strana 81 - ... environnée du respect dû à la représentation d'un grand peuple; j'en atteste les patriotes qui gémissent encore dans les cachots que les scélérats leur ont ouverts; j'en atteste les nouveaux crimes des ennemis de notre liberté, et la coupable persévérance des tyrans -ligués contre nous. On parle de notre rigueur, et la patrie nous reproche notre faiblesse.
Strana 79 - Oui, je vais conclure, et contre vous; contre vous qui , après la révolution du 10 août , avez voulu conduire à l'échafaud ceux qui l'ont faite ; contre vous qui n'avez cessé de provoquer la destruction de Paris ; contre vous qui avez voulu sauver le tyran ; contre vous qui avez conspiré avec Dumouriez; contre vous, qui avez poursuivi avec acharnement les mêmes patriotes dont Dumouriez demandait la tête...

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