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Seite 454 - I call upon the honor of your lordships, to reverence the dignity of your ancestors, and to maintain your own. I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country, to vindicate the national character.
Seite 398 - Colony, for contributing their proportion to the Common Defence (such proportion to be raised under the Authority of the General Court or General Assembly of such Province or Colony and disposable by Parliament) and shall engage to make provision also for the support of the Civil Government and the administration of Justice...
Seite 367 - Yes, I am proud; I must be proud to see Men not afraid of God afraid of me: Safe from the Bar, the Pulpit, and the Throne, Yet touched and shamed by ridicule alone.
Seite 530 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Seite 454 - These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation.
Seite 380 - ... repealed. Avoid, then, this humiliating, disgraceful necessity. With a dignity becoming your exalted situation, make the first advances to concord, to peace, and happiness; for that is your true dignity, to act with prudence and justice. That you should first concede, is obvious, from sound and rational policy. Concession comes with better grace and more salutary effect from superior power. It reconciles superiority of power with the feelings of men, and establishes solid confidence on the foundations...
Seite 448 - As to conquest, therefore, my lords, I repeat, it is impossible. You may swell every expense and every effort still more extravagantly; pile and accumulate every assistance you can buy or borrow; traffic and barter with every little pitiful German prince that sells...
Seite 449 - ... mercenary aid on which you rely ; for it irritates, to an incurable resentment, the minds of your enemies — to overawe 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!