History of England from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of Versailles: 1713-1783

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Page 514 - Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us ; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry ? And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
Page 124 - that he is not formally before the Court, but for " that very reason I will bring him before the " Court. He has placed these men in the front of " the battle, in hopes to escape under their shelter, " but I will not join in battle with them ; their " vices, though screwed up to the highest pitch of " human depravity, are not of dignity enough to " vindicate the combat with ME. I will drag HIM " to light who is the dark mover behind this scene
Page 185 - As he would have taken a ball in his breast," replied lord George. For he opened his arms, exclaiming wildly, as he paced up and down the apartment during a few minutes, "Oh God ! it is all over ! " Words which he repeated many times, under emotions of the deepest agitation and distress.
Page 242 - the best of messages to the best of people from the best of kings.
Page 95 - The general went up to see her, and she upbraided him with being in a plot to murder her child. One moment she raved, another she melted into tears. Sometimes she pressed her infant to her bosom, and lamented its fate, occasioned by the imprudence ot its father, in a manner that would have pierced insensibility itself. All the sweetness of beauty, all the loveliness of innocence, all the tenderness of a wife, and all the fondness of a mother, showed themselves in her appearance and conduct.
Page 178 - Granted. It is understood that any property obviously belonging to the inhabitants of these States, in the possession of the garrison, shall be subject to be reclaimed.
Page 231 - I give my consent to it as the most likely means of obtaining a victory over the prejudices of Catholics, and over our own; I give my consent to it, because I would not keep two millions of my fellow-subjects in a state of slavery, and because, as the mover of the declaration of rights, I would be ashamed of giving freedom to but six hundred thousand of my countrymen, when I could extend it to two millions more.
Page xxiv - I have repeatedly assured you, that your refusal upon this point will be the great obstacle to a conclusion and ratification of that peace, .which is meant as a solid perfect, permanent reconciliation and reunion between Great Britain and America, I am unwilling to leave Paris without once more submitting the matter to your consideration. It affects equally, in my opinion, the honor and the humanity of your country and of ours.
Page 182 - French officers in particular, their delicate sensibility of our situation, their generous and pressing offer of money both public and private, to any amount, has really gone beyond what I can possibly describe, and will, I hope, make an impression on the breast of every British officer; whenever the fortune of war should put any of them into our power.
Page 234 - to address a free people. Ages have passed away, "and this is the first moment in which you could " be distinguished by that appellation...

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