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The Authorship of the Letters of Junius Elucidated: Including a Biographical ...
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addressed afterwards America anonymous appears appointed Architect arguments army attack attention authorship believe cause character Charles Chatham circumstances claims Colonel Barré command Commons conduct connection continued correspondence dated debates direct doubt Duke Dunning Earl equally Essay evidence expressed fact favour feelings Francis George Greatrakes honour House immediately important inquiry interesting John King knowledge language late Letters of Junius literary London Lord Shelburne manner Marquess military minister ministry month never notice observes occasion opinion original pamphlet Parliament particular party period Pitt political possessed present probably produced Public Advertiser published Quebec question reader reason received referred remarkable respecting says secret Secretary severe signature speech style talents Thomas tion Townshend whilst whole Wilkes Wolfe Woodfall writer wrote
Page 54 - He made an administration, so checkered and speckled; he put together a piece of joinery, so crossly indented and whimsically dove-tailed; a cabinet so variously inlaid; such a piece of diversified Mosaic; such a tesselated pavement without cement; here a bit of black stone, and there a bit of white...
Page 4 - How comes this Junius to have broke 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. They will not spend their time upon me or you, or you.
Page 51 - No more than two or three gentlemen, as I remember, spoke against the Act, and that with great reserve and remarkable temper. There was but one division in the whole progress of the bill ; and the minority did not reach to more than thirty-nine or forty. In the House of Lords I do not recollect that there was any debate or division at all.
Page 15 - God knows I do not at this time speak from motives of party heat ; what I deliver are the genuine sentiments of my heart. However superior to me in general. knowledge and experience the respectable body of this house may be, yet I claim to know more of America than most of you, having seen and been conversant in that country.
Page 71 - Our language has no term of reproach, the mind has no idea of detestation, which has not already been happily applied to you, and exhausted. Ampie justice has been done by abler pens than mine to the separate merits of your life and character. Let it be my humble office to collect the scattered sweets, till their united virtue tortures the sense.
Page 24 - To the uncommon strength of the country, the enemy have added (for the defence of the river) a great number of floating batteries and boats. By the vigilance of these and the Indians round our different posts, it has been impossible to execute anything by surprise.
Page 25 - I am able, for the honor of His Majesty and the interest of the nation, in which I am sure of being well seconded by the Admiral and by the generals ; happy if our efforts here can contribute to the success of His Majesty's arms in any other parts of America.
Page 4 - But while I expected in this daring flight his final ruin and fall, behold him rising still higher, and coming down souse upon both Houses of Parliament. Yes, he did make you his quarry, and you still bleed from the wounds of his talons. You crouched, and still crouch, beneath his rage.
Page 14 - And now will these Americans, children planted by our care, nourished up by our indulgence until they are grown to a degree of strength and opulence, and protected by our arms, will they grudge to contribute their mite to relieve us from the heavy weight of that burden which we lie under ?" Colonel Barre arose, and, echoing Townshend's words, thus commented :