Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy, Jun., of Massachusetts

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Cummings, Hilliard,, 1825 - 498 strani

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Stran 411 - This Country will never be worth Living in for Lawyers and Gentlemen, till the Charter is taken away.
Stran 314 - That an humble address be presented to His Majesty, most humbly to advise and beseech His Majesty, that in order to open the way towards an happy settlement of the dangerous troubles in America, by beginning to allay ferments and soften animosities there...
Stran 60 - To some purposes, you may be said, gentlemen, to be ministers of justice ; and ' ministers,' says a learned judge, ' appointed for the ends of public justice, should have written on their hearts the solemn engagements of his Majesty (at his coronation) to cause law and justice, in mercy, to be executed in all his judgments.
Stran 263 - It is not the spirit that vapors within these walls that must stand us in stead. The exertions of this day will call forth events which will make a very different spirit necessary for our salvation.
Stran 203 - The true spirit of liberty was never so universally diffused through all ranks and orders of people in any country on the face of the earth as it now is through all North America.
Stran 382 - ... of this act. And if it shall appear so to have been done, the jury shall find for the defendant or defendants.
Stran 490 - I hope it will be lasting, and that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats : for, in my opinion, there never was a good war or a bad peace.
Stran 484 - The novelty of the thing deters some, the doubt of success, others, the vain hope of reconciliation, many. But our enemies take continually every proper measure to remove these obstacles, and their endeavours are attended with success, since every day furnishes us with new causes of increasing enmity, and new reasons for wishing an eternal separation ; so that there is a rapid increase of the formerly small party, who were for an independent government.
Stran 321 - There is no time to be lost. Every moment is big with dangers. While I am speaking, the decisive blow may be struck, and millions involved in the consequence.
Stran 11 - Blandishments," said that distinguished son of genius and patriotism, "will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a halter intimidate; for, under God, we are determined that, wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free men.

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