The Edinburgh Review, Volume 67

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A. and C. Black, 1838 - English literature

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Page 450 - My lords, we are called upon as members of this house, as men, as Christian men, to protest against such notions standing near the throne, polluting the ear of majesty. ' That God and nature put into our hands.
Page 450 - I call upon the honour 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.
Page 496 - ... the virtuous. You will jest at any man in public, without respect of the person's dignity or your own : this disgraceth your gravity, more than it can advance the opinion of your wit ; and so do all actions which we see you do directly with a touch of vainglory, having no respect to the true end. You make the law to lean too much to your opinion, whereby you show yourself to be a legal tyrant...
Page 450 - Lords, eating the mangled victims of his barbarous battles! Such horrible notions shock every precept of religion, divine or natural, and every generous feeling of humanity. And, my Lords, they shock every sentiment of honour; they shock me as a lover of honourable war, and a detester of murderous barbarity. ' These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation.
Page 450 - I conjure them to join in the holy work, and to vindicate the religion of their God. I appeal to the wisdom and the law of this Learned Bench to defend and support the justice of their country. I call upon the Bishops to interpose the unsullied sanctity of their lawn ; upon the learned...
Page 450 - I know not what ideas that lord may entertain of God and nature; but I know that such abominable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What! to attribute the sacred sanction of God and nature to the massacres of the Indian...
Page 316 - Ich weiß nicht, was soll es bedeuten, Daß ich so traurig bin ; Ein Märchen aus alten Zeiten, Das kommt mir nicht aus dem Sinn. Die Luft ist kühl, und es dunkelt, Und ruhig fließt der Rhein ; Der Gipfel des Berges funkelt Im Abendsonnenschein. Die schönste Jungfrau sitzet Dort oben wunderbar, Ihr goldnes Geschmeide blitzet, Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar. Sie kämmt es mit goldenem Kamme Und singt ein Lied dabei ; Das hat eine wundersame...
Page 450 - Protestant religion, of this country, against the arbitrary cruelties of Popery and the Inquisition, if these more than popish cruelties and inquisitorial practices are let loose among us...
Page 496 - His incarceration lasted seven months, at first without intercourse with his family or friends, and even when he obtained his discharge in August 1622, the king said 'he was the fittest instrument for a tyrant that ever was in the realm of England,' and ordered him to confine himself to his mansion at Stoke Pogis.
Page 450 - Spanish cruelty. We turn loose these savage ' hell-hounds ' against our brethren and countrymen in America, of the same language, laws, liberties, and religion ; endeared to us by every tie, that should sanctify humanity.

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