The second war with England, Volumen 2

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Página 331 - If, then, the war must continue, go to the ocean. If you are seriously contending for maritime rights, go to the theatre, where alone those rights can be defended.
Página 56 - ... force to force in defense of their national rights, shall commit a just cause into the hands of the Almighty Disposer of Events, avoiding all connections which might entangle it in the...
Página 235 - An honorable peace is attainable only by an efficient war. My plan would be to call out the ample resources of the country, give them a judicious direction. prosecute the war with the utmost vigor, strike wherever we can reach the enemy, at sea or on land, and negotiate the terms of a peace at Quebec or at Halifax. We are told that England is a proud and lofty nation, which disdaining to wait for danger, meets it half way. Haughty as she is, we once triumphed over her. and, if we do not listen to...
Página 46 - Will you call upon her to leave your ports and harbors untouched, only just till you can return from Canada, to defend them ? The coast is to be left defenceless, whilst men of the interior are revelling in conquest and spoil.
Página 233 - It is impossible that this country should ever abandon the gallant tars, who have won for us such splendid trophies. Let me suppose that the genius of Columbia should visit one of them in his oppressor's prison, and attempt to reconcile him to his forlorn and wretched condition. She would say to him, in the language of gentlemen on the other side...
Página 233 - I cannot, my son, fight for you." if he did not consider this mere mockery, the poor tar would address her judgment and say, ' you owe me, my country, protection; I owe you, in return, obedience. I am no British subject, I am a native of old Massachusetts, where live my aged father, my wife, my children.
Página 235 - Haughty as she is, we once triumphed over her, and, if we do not listen to the counsels of timidity and despair, we shall again prevail. In such a cause with the aid of Providence, we must come out crowned with success ; but if we fail, let us...
Página 234 - If she remained still unmoved, he would break out, in the accents of mingled distress and despair, Hard, hard is my fate! once I freedom enjoyed, Was as happy as happy could be ! Oh ! how...
Página 55 - Great Britain. Whether the United States shall continue passive under these progressive usurpations and these accumulating wrongs, or, opposing force to force in defense of their national rights, shall commit a just cause into the hands of the Almighty Disposer of Events...
Página 232 - ... of the Union — deploring the existence now of what he terms prejudices against it, but hoping for the arrival of the period when they shall be eradicated. But, sir, I will quit this unpleasant subject; I will turn from one, whom no sense of decency or propriety could restrain from soiling the carpet on which he treads, to gentlemen who have not forgotten what is due to themselves, to the place in which we are assembled, or to those by whom they are opposed.

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