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Address afterwards already American appeared appointed arms army believe Bill body Boston British Burgoyne called cause Chatham chief close Colonel Colonies command Commons Congress consider continued course desired directed doubt Duke enemy England English expected expressed feeling fire follows force formed Franklin French friends further give Government ground hand head honour hope House Island King land late least less letter lines Lord Chatham Lord North March means measure mind Ministers months nearly never object observed occasion officers once opposite Parliament party passed perhaps period persons Philadelphia present province quarters raised rank received remained Resolutions respect says seemed sent showed side speech spirit success supplies taken thousand took town troops United Washington whole writes York
60 ページ - ... we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight ; I repeat it. sir, we must fight ! An appeal to arms, and to the God of Hosts, is all that is left us ! They tell us, sir, that we are weak, unable to cope with so formidable an adversary.
203 ページ - ... 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.
21 ページ - I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people.
263 ページ - ... the peerage more than I do ; — but, my lords, I must say, that the peerage solicited me, not I the peerage. Nay more, I can say, and will say, that as a peer of parliament, as speaker of this right...
48 ページ - His violent prejudice against our West Indian and American settlers appeared whenever there was an opportunity. Towards the conclusion of his " Taxation no Tyranny," he says, " how is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?
202 ページ - That God and nature put into our hands ! " I know not what ideas that lord may entertain of God and nature; but I know that such abominable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What! to attribute the sacred sanction of God and nature to the massacres of the Indian scalping-knife — to the cannibal savage torturing, murdering...
34 ページ - If this state of his country had been foretold to him, would it not require all the sanguine credulity of youth, and all the fervid glow of enthusiasm, to make him believe it ? Fortunate man, he has lived to see it...
320 ページ - My descriptions are all from nature ; not one of them second-handed. My delineations of the heart are from my own experience ; not one of them borrowed from books, or in the least degree conjectural.
23 ページ - To conclude, my lords, if the ministers thus persevere in misadvising and misleading the king, I will not say, that they can alienate the affections of his subjects from his crown ; but I will affirm, that they will make the crown not worth his wearing. I will not say that the king is betrayed ; but I will pronounce, that the kingdom is undone.