Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 2

Nathaniel Chapman
Hopkins and Earle, 1808 - 2337 pages

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Page 325 - to draw from his guilt the means of relief to the company's distresses." His determination " to make him pay largely for his pardon, or to execute a severe vengeance for past delinquency.
Page 58 - It would be a most unhappy case for the Judge himself, if the prisoner's fate depended upon his directions : — unhappy also for the prisoner ; for if the Judge's opinion must rule the verdict, the trial by jury would be useless.
Page 369 - He is doing, indeed, a great good ; such as rarely falls to the lot, and almost as rarely coincides with the desires, of any man. Let him use his time. Let him give the whole length of the reins to his benevolence. He is now on a great eminence, where the eyes of mankind are turned to him. He may live long, he may do much ; but here is the summit. He never can exceed what he does this day.
Page 209 - Those things which are not practicable are not desirable. There is nothing in the world really beneficial that does not lie within the reach of an informed understanding and a welldirected pursuit. There is nothing that God has judged good for us that He has not given us the means to accomplish, both in the natural and the moral world. If we cry, like children, for the moon, like children we must cry on.
Page 308 - ... abuse of power upon the power itself. If hoards were made by violence, and tyranny, they were still domestic hoards ; and domestic profusion, or the rapine of a more powerful and prodigal hand, restored them to the people. With many disorders, and with few political checks...
Page 260 - And this soothing hope I draw from the dearest and tenderest recollections of my life, from the remembrance of those attic nights and those refections of the gods which we have spent with those admired and respected and beloved companions who have gone before us; — over whose ashes the most precious tears of Ireland have been shed...
Page 351 - ... shining part of our reports, from whence we have all learned our lessons, if we have learned any good ones ; this man, from whose materials those gentlemen who have least acknowledged it have yet spoken as from a brief; this man, driven from his employment, discountenanced by the directors, has had no other reward, and no other distinction, but that inward " sunshine of the soul," which a good conscience can always bestow upon itself.
Page 369 - He will remember, that obloquy is a necessary ingredient in the composition of all true glory : he will remember, that it was not only in the Roman customs, but it is in the nature and constitution of things, that calumny and abuse are essential parts of triumph.

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