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affectionate America answer appear attend BARRÉ believe bill called Camden cause conduct consider consideration constitution court DEAR LORD dear Sir debate desired Duke EARL OF CHATHAM effect England expressed faithful favour feel Friday friends give given ground hand happy Hayes hear honour hope House of Commons House of Lords interest January judge Junius jury justice kind King late leave letter liberty Lord Chatham Lord North Lordship Majesty March matter mean measure meeting mind ministers ministry morning motion moved nature never noble object obliged occasion opinion Pall Mall parliament passed peace person present proceedings question reason received regard respect seems servant SHELBURNE ship situation Spain speech spirit stand taken thanks thing thought to-morrow whole wish
460 ページ - 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.
385 ページ - 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 I say we must necessarily undo these violent oppressive acts ; they must be repealed — you will repeal them ; I pledge myself for it, that you will in the end repeal them ; I stake my reputation on it — I will consent to be taken for an idiot, if they are not finally repealed.
404 ページ - 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...
373 ページ - 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.
536 ページ - 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.
454 ページ - 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...
459 ページ - ... to recommend an immediate cessation of hostilities, and the commencement of a treaty to restore peace and liberty to America, strength and happiness to England, security and permanent prosperity to both countries.
382 ページ - ... of those brave forefathers to inherit their sufferings, as they have inherited their virtues ? Are they to sustain the infliction of the most oppressive and unexampled severity, beyond the accounts of history, or description of poetry : " Rhadamanthus habet durissima regna, castigatque AUDITQUE.
383 ページ - ... wealth and glory of a country; but its real strength and stamina are to be looked for among the cultivators of the land. In their simplicity of life is found the simpleness of virtue — the integrity and courage of freedom. These true genuine sons of the earth are invincible: and they surround and hem in the mercantile bodies ; even if these bodies, which supposition I totally disclaim, could be supposed disaffected to the cause of liberty.