Speeches on Social and Political Subjects: With Historical Introductions, Volume 2

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Page 294 - I thank you for the patience with which you have listened to me, and on which I have unwillingly trespassed so long.
Page 212 - Bo the appeal made to the understanding or to the heart, the sentence is the same that rejects it. In vain you tell me of laws that sanction such a claim...
Page 329 - Me miserable ! which way shall I fly Infinite wrath, and infinite despair? Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell; And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep Still threatening to devour me opens wide, To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heaven.
Page 369 - I pray and exhort you not to reject this measure. By all you hold most dear, by all the ties that bind every one of us to our common order, and our common country, I solemnly adjure you, I warn you, I implore you, yea, on my bended knees (he kneels) I supplicate you, reject not this Bill...
Page 300 - You have vanquished him in the field ; strive now to rival him in the sacred arts of peace ? Outstrip him as a lawgiver whom in arms you overcame ! The lustre of the regency will be eclipsed by the more solid and enduring splendour of the reign.
Page 212 - ... at this day. It is the law written by the finger of God on the heart of man; and by that law unchangeable and eternal, while men despise fraud, and loathe rapine, and abhor blood, they will reject with indignation the wild and guilty fantasy, that man can hold property in man...
Page 369 - Rouse not, I beseech you, a peace-loving, but a resolute people ; alienate not from your body the affections of a whole empire. As your friend, as the friend of my order, as the friend of my country, as the faithful servant of my Sovereign, I counsel you to assist with your uttermost efforts in preserving the peace, and upholding and perpetuating the Constitution.
Page 212 - There is a law above all the enactments of human codes — the same throughout the world, the same in all times — such as it was before the daring genius of Columbus pierced the night of ages, and opened to one world the sources of power, wealth, and knowledge ; to another, all unutterable woes ; such...
Page 151 - Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, [were] in it, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter ; they shall [but] deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
Page 212 - Tell me not of rights — talk not of the property of the Planter in his Slaves. I deny the right — I acknowledge not the property. The principles, the feelings of our common nature, rise in rebellion against it. Be the appeal made to • the understanding or to the heart, the sentence is the same that rejects it.

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