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poor as to do her reverence.' The people, whom we at first despised as rebels, but whom we now acknowledge as enemies, are abetted against us, supplied with every military store, have their interest consulted and their ambassadors entertained by our inveterate enemy-and ministers do not, and dare not, interpose with dignity or effect.
3. The desperate state of our army abroad is in part known.
more highly esteems and honours the British troops than I do; I know their virtues and their valour; I know they can achieve anything but impossibilities; and I know that the conquest of British America is an impossibility. You cannot, my lords, you cannot conquer America. What is your present situation there? We do not know the worst; but we know that in three campaigns we have done nothing, and suffered much.
4. You may swell every expense, accumulate every assistance, and extend your traffic to the shambles of every German despot: your attempts will be for ever vain and impotent-doubly so, indeed, from this mercenary aid on which you rely; for it irritates, to an incurable resentment, the minds of our adversaries, to overrun them with the mercenary sons of rapine and plunder, devoting them and their possessions to the rapacity of hireling cruelty. If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms-never, never, never !
5. But, my lords, who is the man that, in addition to the disgraces and mischiefs of the war, has dared to authorise and associate to our arms the tomahawk and scalping-knife of the savage ?-to call into civilised alliance the wild and inhuman inhabitant of the woods ?-to delegate to the merciless Indian the defence of disputed rights, and to wage the horrors of his barbarous war against our brethren? My lords, these enormities cry aloud for redress and punishment.
6. But, my lords, this barbarous measure has been defended, not only on the principles of policy and necessity, but also on those of morality; 'for it is perfectly allowable,' says Lord Suffolk, 'to use all the means which God and nature have put into our hands. I am astonished, I am shocked, to hear such principles confessed; to hear them avowed in this house, or in this country. My lords, I did not intend to encroach so much on your attention, but I cannot repress my indignation—I feel myself impelled to speak. My lords, we are called upon as members of this house, as men, as Christians, to protest against such horrible barbarity !
—That God and nature have put into our hands!'
7. What ideas of God and nature that noble lord may entertain, I know not; but I know that such detestable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What! to attribute the sacred sanction of God and nature to the massacres of the Indian scalping-knife! to the cannibal savage, torturing, murdering, devouring, drinking the blood of his mangled victims !
Such notions shock every precept of morality, every feeling of humanity, every sentiment of honour. These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation.
con-grat-u-la'-tion, good wishes at ac-cum'-u-late, collect; gather tosome event.
gether. per'-il-ous, dangerous.
sham'-bles, place where butchertre-men'-dous mo'-ment, a time when meat is sold; here applied to
a decision, one way or another, the hiring of their subjects by will affect them seriously.
German princes to be soldiers ad-u-la'-tion, flattery.
in the British army in America. cri'-sis, time for deciding anything des'-pot, tyrant; a king or ruler important.
who governs in an oppressive de-lu'-sion, wrong notions.
way. en-vel'-op, wrap; cover.
im'-po-tent, weak. in-fat-u-a'-tion, folly.
mer'-cen-ar-y, hired for money. ob-trud'-ed, thrust in upon.
ir'-ri-tates, provokes. do her rev'-er-ence, show her hon- re-sent'-ment, a feeling of displea
our and respect. This sentence sure and anger.
in Shakspeare's Julius Cæsar. as-so'-ci-ate, connect with. a-bet'-ted, encouraged.
tom'-a-hawk, the light war-hatchet am-bass'-a-dors, ministers or repre
of the North American Indians. sentatives of a king or queen at al-li'-ance, union with. a foreign court.
del'-e-gate, to intrust or commit. in-vet-er-ate, old ; deadly.
6-nor'-mi-ties, great crimes. a-chieve', do; accomplish.
in-dig-na'-tion, anger and scorn. im-pos-si-bil-i-ties, things which de-test'-a-ble, bad; hateful. cannot be done.
can'-ni-bal sav'-age, a savage person cam-paigns', times when an army
who eats the flesh of one he is in the field.
has slain in battle. EXERCISES.—1. The affixes -ism, -ity, -ment, -ness, -ry, -ship, -th, -tude, -ty, denote state, condition, being, quality; as hero, heroism ; rapid, rapidity; establish, establishment ; good, goodness; brave, bravery; friend, friendship; warm, warmth ; grateful, gratitude ; honest, honesty.
2. Analyse and parse the following: ““It is perfectly allowable,” says Lord Suffolk, “ to use all the means which God and nature have put into our hands." ;
3. Make sentences of your own, and use in each one or more of the following words : Congratulation, accumulate, associate, campaign.
LIST OF WORDS IN THE LESSONS
THE LAPLANDERS. Page 7. di-min'-u-tive com-plex'-ion
coun'-ten-an-ces de-lib'-er-ate-ly sledge tun'-ic un-in-tel'-li-gent spe'-cies
phys'-i-cal a-pol-o-gies can'-vas
typ'-i-fy-ing mag-ni'-fi-cent un-in-ten'-tion-al hex-ag'-on-al en-coun'-ter
hor-i'-zons queer ex-ploit'
de-pend'-ent ap-pre-ci-a'-tion spor'-ran a-chieve stitched
in-con-sid'-er-ate ob-lique' trail
man-u-fac'-tured Croe'-sus e-nor-mous ex-pe-di'-tion
im-me'-di-ate-ly si-en'-na tro'-phy di'-et
A FAVOURITE SCHOOLBOY. Page 11.
fa'-vour-a-ble em-u-lao-tion con-tem'-plate pre-vailed spe'-ci-mens un-ac-quaint'-ed fa'-vour-ite spec-ta-cles com-pan'-ions
school'-mas-ter tri'-umphs sym'-path-y mourn'-ful-ly
THE SCHOOLBOY'S DEATH-BED. Page 15, re-lin'-quish-ing lan'-guid en-sued' pass'-ive em-brace' mess'-en-ger
re-leas'-ing lat'-tice com-pan'-ion chaf'-ing
BARBARA FRIETCHIE. Page 18.
THE TWO BREATHS. Page 21.
ON CONVERSATION. Page 32.
ex-as'-per-ate in-ter-rupt' cre-dul'-i-ty
of-fend'-er bus'-(i)-ness de-ceived'
com-mend' math-e-mat'-ics re-pu-ta'-tion
ex'-quis-ite ex'-cel-lence com-men-da'-tions in'-no-cence com-mit' ne'-ces-sar-y
a-mend'-ment ser-en'-i-ty ac-quire
im-pres'-sion com-pos'-ure so-bri'-e-ty
MR WINKLE ON SKATES. Page 37.
awk'-ward un-par'-al-leled pitch
un-con'-scious an'-guish en-thus'-i-asm ghast'-ly
de-pict'-ed e-vol-u'-tions en-deav'-our-ing lin'-e-a-ment Christ'-mas
coun'-ten-ance com'-pli-cat-ed in'-no-cent-ly ex-cit'-ed en-tan'-gled ag'-on-ised re-mon'-strat-ed
UNSELFISHNESS. Page 42.