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Страница 127 - ... free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved ; and that, as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do.
Страница 149 - ... commenced without hesitation ? I am not, I confess, well informed of the resources of this kingdom, but I trust it has still sufficient to maintain its just rights, though I know them not. Any state, my lords, is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort, and if we must fall, let us fall like men.
Страница 45 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Страница 90 - ... better securing the execution of the laws, and the just dependence of the colonies upon the crown and parliament of Great Britain.
Страница 149 - In God's name, if it is absolutely necessary to declare either for peace or war, and the former cannot be preserved with honour, why is not the latter commenced without hesitation? I am not, I confess, well informed of the resources of this kingdom ; but I trust it has still sufficient to maintain its just rights, though I know them not. — But, my Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men...
Страница 149 - I rejoice that the grave has not closed upon me ; that I am still alive to lift up my voice against the dismemberment of this ancient and most noble monarchy...
Страница 42 - They nourished up by your indulgence ! They grew by your neglect of them. As soon as you began to care about them, that care was exercised in sending persons to...
Страница 334 - ... usury of twelve per cent to the first overgrown principal; and has again grafted on this meliorated stock a perpetual annuity of six per cent, to take place from the year 1781. Let no man hereafter talk of the decaying energies of Nature. All the acts and monuments in the records of peculation, the consolidated corruption of ages, the patterns of exemplary plunder in the heroic times of Roman iniquity, never equalled the gigantic corruption of this single act. Never did Nero, in all the insolent...
Страница 112 - American forces ; on presenting it, congress unanimously adopted this resolution : " that they would maintain and assist him, and adhere to him with their lives and fortunes in the cause of American liberty.
Страница 330 - But his superiority over other learned men consisted chiefly in what may be called the art of thinking, the art of using his mind, a certain continual power of seizing the useful substance of all that he knew and exhibiting it in a clear and forcible manner ; so that knowledge which we often see to be no better than lumber in men of dull understanding was in him true, evident, and actual wisdom.