Memoirs of the Mexican Revolution:: Including a Narrative of the Expedition of General Xavier Mina. : With Some Observations on the Practicability of Opening a Commerce Between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Through the Mexican Isthmus; and on the Future Importance of Such Commerce to the Civilized World, and More Especially to the United States

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author. Lydia R. Bailey, printer., 1820 - 396 páginas
 

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Página iii - An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned...
Página 328 - 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; — I invoke the genius of the constitution. From the tapestry that adorns these walls, the immortal ancestor * of this noble Lord [Suffolk] frowns with indignation at the disgrace of his country.
Página 328 - Rome, if these worse than popish cruelties, and inquisitorial practices, are endured among us. 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 hounds of war ! Spain can no longer boast preeminence in barbarity.
Página 328 - 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!
Página 328 - 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.
Página 329 - 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.
Página 328 - These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation. " I call upon that Right Reverend and this most Learned Bench to vindicate the religion of their God — to support the justice of their country. I call upon the Bishops to interpose the unsullied Sanctity of their lawn; upon the Judges to interpose the purity of their ermine, to save us from this pollution.
Página 329 - 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.
Página 328 - 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 ! 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.
Página 320 - ... head, as it was wanted to be stuck upon a pike ; and when it was severed from the body, the headless trunk was dragged through the streets, while at the same time the brutal soldiers were barbarously permitted to dispose at pleasure of the lives and property of the inhabitants during many successive days.

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