The History of England: From the Accession to the Decease of King George the Third, Volume 5

author, and published, 1842

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Page 520 - There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it ; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war.
Page 577 - That levying money for or to the use of the crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time or in other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page 271 - Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
Page 115 - An alliance between Church and State in a Christian commonwealth is, in my opinion, an idle and a fanciful speculation. An alliance is between two things that are in their nature distinct and independent, such as between two sovereign states. But in a Christian commonwealth the Church and the State are one and the same thing, being different integral parts of the same whole.
Page 606 - You may ask perhaps, by what means shall we seek redress? "We answer, that men in a state of civilized society are bound to seek redress of the grievances from the laws; as long as any redress can be obtained by the laws. But our common Master whom we serve (whose law is a law of liberty, and whose service is perfect freedom) has taught us not to expect to gather grapes from thorns, nor figs from thistles. We must have redress from our own laws and not from the laws of our plunderers, enemies, and...
Page 550 - ... exhorts all mankind to embrace the same faith, and to assassinate their kings for the honour of God ; — to the friendship of Barrere, who avows in the face of all Europe that the fundamental article of the revolutionary government of France is the ruin and annihilation of the British empire; — or, finally, to whatever may be the accidental caprice of any new band of malefactors, who, in the last convulsions of their exhausted country, may be destined to drag the present tyrants to their own...
Page 237 - ... there of an intention to excite disturbances in other countries, to disregard the rights of neutral nations, and to pursue views of conquest and...
Page 370 - who were so charmed with the lights of this new philosophy, might say that age had rendered his eyes too dim to perceive the glorious blaze. But old though he was, he saw well enough to distinguish that it was not the light of heaven, but the light of rotten wood and stinking fish — the gloomy sparkling of collected filth, corruption and putrefaction. ' So have I seen in larder dark, Of veal a sparkling loin, Replete with many a brilliant spark, As sage philosophers remark, At once both stink...
Page 520 - The United States ought not to indulge a persuasion, that, contrary to the order of human events, they will for ever keep at a distance those painful appeals to arms, with which the history of every other nation abounds. There is a .rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness.
Page 116 - But when a new fire bursts out, a face of desolations comes on, not to be rectified in ages. Therefore, when men come before us, and rise up like an exhalation from the ground, they come in a questionable shape, and we must exorcise them, and try whether their intents be wicked or charitable ; whether they bring airs from heaven, or blasts from hell.

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