Speeches Of The Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan (volume 5); (several Corrected By Himself) by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Speeches Of The Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan (volume 5); (several Corrected By…

byRichard Brinsley Sheridan

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1816. Excerpt: ... being made to him, emancipated them, caused them to be conveyed to Pennsylvania, where they were properly instructed, and where their subsequent exemplary conduct was the general theme of admiration. With this fact before him, should he be told that he must give up all hope of abolishing slavery ! No, he would never give it up. He would exclaim with the poet, in the words of the motto of the pamphlet which he had mentioned, " I would not have a slave to till my ground, " To fan me whrn I sleep, and tremble when " I wake, for all that human sinews bought " And sold, have ever earu'd." Sir C. Pole moved that the home be counted, and only 35 mentfcrs being present it was adjourned. March 18. WESTMINSTER ELECTION. Lord H. Petty moved, that the Westminster Petition be now taken into consideration. Mr. Sheridan rose and said, that he was aware that standing in the situation he did, he was entitled to comment, to remark on, and to sum up, all the evidence that had been adduced in support of the allegations contained in the petition now before the house; he should, however wave that right, the evidence was in the hands of every member of that house, and he was not anxious, if he could do so, to add to the impression testimony of such a nature must have already produced; he would content himself with one remark which was, that that evidence, weak and futile as it was, did not say more to its own confusion than would have been proved by witnesses unimpeachable, which he, ( Mr. Sheridan) had the house thought it necessary, was ready to bring forward. As an instance, he should mention merely Mr. Weatherhead himself. When an inquiry was made as to his services in the navy, he confessed himself not quite satisfied with the return of the navy office. A noble lord (Folkestone), was equally dissatis...

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Title:Speeches Of The Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan (volume 5); (several Corrected By…Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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