The Life and Career of Henry, Lord Brougham: With Extracts from His Speeches, and Notices of His Contemporaries

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Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1868 - Statesmen - 247 pages

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Page 101 - Such, my lords, is the case now before you ! Such is the evidence in support of this measure — evidence inadequate to prove a debt — impotent to deprive of a civil right — ridiculous to convict of the lowest offence — scandalous if brought forward to support a charge of the highest nature which the law knows — monstrous to ruin the honour, to blast the name of an English Queen...
Page 174 - Rouse not, I beseech you, a peace-loving, but a resolute people ; alienate not from your body the affections of a whole empire. As your friend, as the friend of my order, as the friend of my country, as the faithful servant of my sovereign, I counsel you to assist, with your uttermost efforts, in preserving the peace, and upholding and perpetuating the constitution. Therefore, I pray and exhort you not to reject this measure.
Page 133 - That the state of slavery is repugnant to the principles of the British constitution and of the Christian religion, and that it ought to be gradually abolished throughout the British colonies with as much expedition as may be found consistent with a due regard to the well-being of the parties concerned.
Page 25 - To me his lectures were like the opening of the heavens. I felt that I had a soul. His noble views, unfolded in glorious sentences, elevated me into a higher world.
Page 104 - ... they did not feel the least of all the members of the community — their grief was in truth too deep for utterance — sorrow clung round their bosoms, weighed upon their tongues', stifled every sound...
Page 173 - From this you turn away indignant, and for the second time she departs. Beware of her third coming ; for the treasure you must have ; and what price she may next demand, who shall tell ? It may even be the mace which rests upon that woolsack.
Page 164 - I am not only not prepared to bring forward any measure of this nature, but I will at once declare that as far as I am concerned, as long as I hold any station in the government of the country, I shall always feel it my duty to resist such measures when proposed by others.
Page 172 - ... purchase, the price would fly up and kick the beam when counterpoised by the vast and solid riches of those middle classes, who are also the genuine depositaries of sober, rational, intelligent, and honest English feeling.
Page 140 - Now, then, let the planters beware ! Let their assemblies beware ! Let the government at home beware ! Let the Parliament beware ! The same country is once more awake — awake to the condition of negro slavery ; the same indignation kindles in the bosom of the same people ; the same cloud is gathering that annihilated the...
Page 81 - In considering our internal situation, you will, I doubt not, feel a just indignation at the attempts which have been made to take advantage of the distresses of the Country, for the purpose of exciting a spirit of sedition and violence.

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