Thomas Pownall: M.P., F.R.S., Governor of Massachusetts Bay, Author of The Letters of Junius; with a Supplement Comparing the Colonies of Kings George III and Edward VII

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第 17 頁 - They care for little, because they want but little, and the reason is, a little contents them. In this they are sufficiently revenged on us ; if they are ignorant of our pleasures, they are also free from our pains.
第 190 頁 - Great Britain give and grant to your majesty, what ? Our own property ? No. We give and grant to your majesty, the property of your majesty's commons of America.
第 262 頁 - I think I can announce it as a fact, that it is not the wish or interest of that government, or any other upon this continent, separately or collectively, to set up for independence...
第 349 頁 - But if his ambition be upon a level with his understanding ; if he judges of what is truly honourable for himself with the same superior genius which animates and directs him to eloquence in debate, to wisdom in decision, even the pen of Junius shall contribute to reward him.
第 12 頁 - But after the first boatful was got aboard, and she was ready to go for more, the master espied a great company (both horse and foot), with bills, and guns, and other weapons (for the country was raised to take them).
第 396 頁 - A Memorial most humbly addressed to the sovereigns of Europe on the present state of affairs between the Old and the New World.
第 16 頁 - Their houses are mats or barks of trees, set on poles in the fashion of an English barn, but out of the power of the winds, for they are hardly higher than a man.
第 360 頁 - I am no lawyer by profession, nor do I pretend to be more deeply read than every English gentleman should be in the laws of his country. If, therefore, the principles I maintain are truly constitutional, I shall not think myself answered, though I should be convicted of a mistake in terms, or of misapplying the language of the law.
第 388 頁 - Nor has he dreaded the terror of your brow, sir; he has attacked even you — he has — and I believe you have no reason to triumph in the encounter. In short, after carrying away our royal eagle in his pounces, and dashing him against a rock, he has laid you prostrate. Kings, lords, and commons, are but the sport of his fury.
第 388 頁 - How comes this Junius to have broken through the cobwebs of the law, and to range uncontrolled, unpunished, through the land? The myrmidons of the court have been long, and are still, pursuing him in vain.