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Hilliard, Gray, 1844

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第 314 頁 - Is there a thing beneath the sun That strives with Thee my heart to share ? Ah ! tear it thence, and reign alone, The Lord of every motion there ! Then shall my heart from earth be free, When it hath found repose in Thee.
第 54 頁 - It appears to me the worst instrument of arbitrary power, the most destructive of English liberty and the fundamental principles of law, that ever was found in an English law book.
第 53 頁 - MAY it please, your honors, I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance. I have, accordingly, considered it, and now appear not only in obedience to your order, but likewise in behalf of the inhabitants of this town, who have presented (H) another petition, and out of regard to the liberties of the subject.
第 56 頁 - ... power, temporal and spiritual, civil and political; military and ecclesiastical, in every age. He asserted, that our ancestors, as British subjects, and we, their descendants, as British subjects, were entitled to all those rights, by the British constitution, as well as by the law of nature, and our provincial charter, as much as any inhabitant of London or Bristol, or any part of England ; and were not to be cheated out of them by any phantom of " virtual representation," or any other fiction...
第 59 頁 - Now one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle; and while he is quiet, he is as well guarded as a prince in his castle.
第 58 頁 - the worst instrument of arbitrary power, the most destructive of English liberty, and the fundamental principles of law, that ever was found in an English law book"; since they placed "the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer.
第 52 頁 - Every man of an immense crowded audience appeared to me to go away as I did, ready to take arms against writs of assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there the child Independence was born.
第 54 頁 - Honors' patience and attention to the whole range of an argument, that may perhaps appear uncommon in many things, as well as to points of learning that are more remote and unusual ; that the whole tendency of my design may the more easily be perceived, the conclusions better discerned, and the force of them be better felt.
第 309 頁 - I shall never make use of for myself. I have no worldly hopes: I have renounced the world : life is bitterness to me ; I came hither to lay it down. You have been deceived as well as I. I protest my innocence of the crimes I am charged with, and think myself now at liberty to tell you what I thought never to have uttered.
第 374 頁 - Manuel de Montiano. He was asked how he escaped and whether he had any letters but, denying his having any, was strictly searched and the letter found and he upon being pardoned confessed that he had received money to deliver it to the Frenchman for the letter was not directed. The Frenchman denied his knowing anything of...