Select Speeches with a Preliminary Biographical Sketch, and an Appendix, of Extracts from His Writings and Speeches

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Seite 478 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise, Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Seite 127 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Seite 465 - If France occupied Spain, was it necessary, in order to avoid the consequences of that occupation, that we should blockade Cadiz ? No. I looked another way — I sought materials of compensation in another hemisphere. Contemplating Spain, such as our ancestors had known her, I resolved that if France had Spain, it should not be Spain ' with the Indies." I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old.
Seite 535 - You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness — how soon, upon any call of patriotism or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion — how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage — how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder.
Seite 311 - Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But why did you kick me down stairs...
Seite 555 - Story ! God bless you ! I have none to tell, sir. Only last night, a-drinking at the Chequers, This poor old hat and breeches, as you see, were Torn in a scuffle, Constables came up for to take me into Custody ; they took me before the justice ; Justice Oldmixon put me in the parishStocks for a vagrant.
Seite xxiv - I am to instruct your grace at once frankly and peremptorily to declare, that to any such interference, come what may, his majesty will not be a party.
Seite 361 - It never was, however, intended as an union for the government of the world, or for the superintendence of the internal affairs of other states.
Seite 547 - Taught her to cherish still in either eye, Of tender tears a plentiful supply, And pour them in the brooks that babbled by ; Taught...
Seite 437 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.

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