An Exposé on the Dissentions of Spanish America ...: Intended as a Means to Induce the Mediatory Interference of Great Britain, in Order to Put an End to a Destructive Civil War and to Establish Permanent Quiet and Prosperity, on a Basis Consistent with the Dignity of Spain, and the Interests of the World ...

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Էջ 375 - That God and nature have put into our hands ! 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...
Էջ 376 - I again implore those holy prelates of our religion to do away these iniquities from among us. Let them perform a lustration; let them purify this House, and this country, from this sin. My Lords, I am old and weak, and at present unable to say more; but my feelings and indignation were too strong- to have said less. I could not have slept this night in my bed, nor reposed my head on my pillow, without giving this vent to my eternal abhorrence of such preposterous and enormous principles.
Էջ 256 - ... there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity...
Էջ 376 - I call upon the honor of your Lordships to reverence the dignity of your ancestors, and to maintain your own! I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country, to vindicate the national character!
Էջ 469 - Elizabeth, it was soon discovered that nothing could make that country English, in civility and allegiance, but your laws and your forms of legislature. It was not English arms, but the English constitution, that conquered Ireland.
Էջ 375 - 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.
Էջ 376 - To send forth the merciless cannibal, thirsting for blood! against whom? your Protestant brethren ! to lay waste their country, to desolate their dwellings, and extirpate their race and name by the aid and instrumentality of these horrible hell-hounds of war ! Spain can no longer boast preeminence in barbarity.
Էջ 375 - That God and nature have put into our hands !" 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...
Էջ 376 - America, of the same language, laws, liberties, and religion; endeared to us by every tie that should sanctify humanity.
Էջ 376 - America, endeared to us by every tie that can sanctify humanity. I solemnly call upon your lordships, and upon every order of men in the state, to stamp upon this infamous procedure the indelible stigma of public abhorrence. More particularly I call upon the holy prelates of our religion to do away this iniquity ; let them perform a lustration to purify the country from this deep and deadly sin.

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