Speeches of Thomas Lord Erskine, Volumen2

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Página 222 - ... is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties, which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the colonies always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government ; they will cling and grapple to you ; and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance.
Página 223 - It is the love of the people; it is their attachment to their government, from the sense of the deep stake they have in such a glorious institution, which gives you your army and your navy, and infuses into both that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble, and your navy nothing but rotten timber.
Página 357 - King there being, in contempt of our said lord the King and his laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Página 222 - As long as you have the wisdom to keep the sovereign authority of this country as the sanctuary of liberty, the sacred temple consecrated to our common faith, wherever the chosen race and sons of England worship Freedom, they will turn their faces toward you.* The more they multiply, the more friends you will have. The more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience.
Página 222 - My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which, though light as air, are strong as links of iron.
Página 519 - Evil into the mind of God or man May come and go, so unapproved, and leave No spot or blame behind...
Página 510 - Take no heed for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, or wherewithal ye shall be clothed ; but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Página 3 - M'Farlane, being subjects of our said Lord the King, not having the fear of God in their hearts, nor weighing the duty of their allegiance, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil, as false traitors against our said Lord the King...
Página 493 - is very difficult to define the invisible line that divides perfect " and partial insanity; but it must rest upon circumstances duly " to be weighed and considered both by the judge and jury, lest on " the one side there be a kind of inhumanity towards the defects of " human nature, or, on the other side, too great an indulgence
Página 493 - Some persons, that have a competent use of reason in respect of some subjects, are yet under a particular dementia in respect of some particular discourses, subjects, or applications ; or else it is partial in respect of degrees, and this is the condition of very many, especially melancholy persons, who for the most part discover their defect in excessive fears and griefs, and yet are not wholly destitute of the use of reason...

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