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

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Page 333 - 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 298 - I thank you for the patience with which you have listened to me, and on which I have unwillingly trespassed so long.
Page 152 - And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace ! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Page 277 - The other shape, If shape it might be call'd that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb ; Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each seem'd either: black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart ; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
Page 61 - That an humble address be presented to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent to...
Page 378 - Exchequer ; whence do they spring, and how come they to haunt our shores ? What power engendered those uncouth shapes, what multiplied the monstrous births till they people the land? Trust me, the same power which called into frightful existence, and armed with resistless force, the Irish volunteers of 1782 — the same power which rent in twain your empire, and raised up thirteen republics — the same power which created the Catholic Association, and gave it Ireland for a portion.
Page 261 - ... expedient that all such Persons should be manumitted and set free, and that a reasonable Compensation should be made to the Persons hitherto entitled to the services of such Slaves for the Loss which they will incur by being deprived of their Right to such Services : And...
Page 74 - Moscow had arrived by that day's post. them for your delegates, you know to what policy you lend your sanction — what men you exalt to power. Should you prefer me, your choice falls upon one who, if obscure and unambitious, will at least give his own age no reason to fear him, or posterity to curse him — one whose proudest ambition it is to be deemed the friend of Liberty and of Peace. SPEECH LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE LIVERPOOL MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. SPEECH ON LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OP...
Page 377 - It is most true, that the Press has great influence, but equally true, that it derives this influence from expressing, more or less correctly, the opinion of the country.
Page 103 - ... restitution in a prize court, of human beings carried as his slaves. He must show some right that has been violated by the capture, some property of which he has been dispossessed, and to which he ought to be restored. In this case the laws of the claimant's country allow of no right of property of such as he claims. There can, therefore, be no right to restitution. The consequence is, that the judgment must be affirmed.

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