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Página 199 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter ! — all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement...
Página 194 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Página 88 - Evil into the mind of God or man May come and go, so unapproved, and leave No spot or blame behind...
Página 124 - Him that sitteth upon the throne, and liveth for ever and ever, they will protect freedom in her last asylum, and never desert that cause which you sustained by your labours, and Cemented with your blood'. And Thou, sole ruler among the children of men, to whom the shields of the earth belong, gird on thy sword, thou Most mighty : go forth with our hosts in the day of battle!
Página 135 - Would he oblige me? let me only find, He does not think me what he thinks mankind.
Página 194 - In such a cause, your success would be hazardous. America, if she fell, would fall like the strong man. She would embrace the pillars of the state, and pull down the constitution along with her.
Página 196 - We shall be forced ultimately to retract; let us retract while we can, not when we must. I say we must necessarily undo these violent oppressive acts; they must be repealed — you will repeal them; I pledge myself for it, that you will in the end repeal them ; I stake my reputation on it — I will consent to be taken for an idiot, if they are not finally, repealed.
Página 198 - My Lords, this awful subject, so important to our honour, our Constitution, and our religion, demands the most solemn and effectual inquiry. And I again call upon your Lordships, and the united powers of the State, to examine it thoroughly and decisively, and to stamp upon it an indelible stigma of the public abhorrence. And I again implore those holy prelates of our religion to do away these iniquities from among us. Let them perform a lustration ; let them purify this House, and this country, from...
Página 303 - Give them," said he in 1810, and in a far higher strain of eloquence, " a corrupt House of Lords ; give them a venal House of Commons ; give them a tyrannical prince ; give them a truckling court, — and let me but have an unfettered press ; I will defy them to encroach a hair's-breadth upon the liberties of England.
Página 69 - It is the nature of everything that is great and useful, both in the animate and inanimate world, to be wild and irregular; and we must be contented to take them with the alloys which belong to them, or live without them. Genius breaks from the fetters of criticism; but its wanderings are sanctioned by its majesty and wisdom when it advances in its path.

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