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Página 150 - against whom ? 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 war ! — hell-hounds, I say, of savage war...
Página 149 - My lords, we are called upon as members of this house, as men, as Christian men, to protest against such notions standing near the throne, polluting the ear of majesty. ' That God and nature put into our hands.
Página 150 - These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation.
Página 110 - I know your great motive in coming hither was the hope of being instrumental in a reconciliation ; and I believe, when you find that impossible on any terms given you to propose, you will relinquish so odious a command, and return to a more honorable private station.
Página 148 - German despot ; your attempts will be for ever vain and impotent — doubly so, indeed, from this mercenary aid on which you rely; for it irritates, to an incurable resentment, the minds of your adversaries, to overrun them with the mercenary sons of rapine and plunder, devoting them and their possessions to the rapacity of hireling cruelty. 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...
Página 172 - I will only add, to put before your eyes my most inmost thoughts, that no advantage to my country nor personal danger to myself can make me address myself to Lord Chatham, or to any other branch of opposition. Honestly, I would rather lose the crown I now wear, than bear the ignominy of possessing it under their shackles.
Página 148 - 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.
Página 185 - Richmond : he fell back upon his seat, and was to all appearance in the agonies of death, This threw the whole House into confusion ; every person was upon his legs in a moment, hurrying from one place to Another, some sending for assistance, others producing salts, and others reviving spirits. Many crowding about the Earl to observe his countenance ; all affected ; most part really concerned; and even those who might have felt a secret pleasure at the accident, yet put on the appearance of distress,...