Speeches of the Managers and Counsel in the Trial of Warren Hastings, Volume 4

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Edward Augustus Bond
Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1861 - Impeachments
 

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Page 147 - For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne */: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: 13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. 14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
Page 768 - There is one thing, and one thing only, which defies all mutation; that which existed before the world, and will survive the fabric of the world itself; I mean justice; that justice, which, emanating from the Divinity, has a place in the breast of every one of us, given us for our guide with regard to ourselves, and with regard to others, and which will stand, after this globe is burned to ashes, our advocate or our accuser before the great Judge, when He comes to call upon us for the tenor of a...
Page 541 - You yourself must be personally present; you must not allow any negotiation or forbearance, but must prosecute both services, until the Begums are at the entire mercy of the nabob." These peremptory orders, given under "a dreadful responsibility...
Page 768 - My lords, your House yet stands ; it stands as a great edifice ; but let me say, that it stands in the midst of ruins ; in the midst of the ruins that have been made by the greatest moral earthquake that ever convulsed and shattered this globe of ours.
Page 768 - My Lords, at this awful close, in the name of the Commons, and surrounded by them, I attest the retiring, I attest the advancing generations, between which, as a link in the great chain of eternal order, we stand.
Page 561 - I am sorry it is not in my power to comply with your proposal of easing the prisoners for a few days of their fetters. Much as my humanity may be touched by their sufferings, I should think it inexpedient to afford them any alleviation while they persist in a breach of their contract with me ; and indeed no indulgence can be...
Page 375 - There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of Humanity, Justice, Equity : — the law of Nature, and of Nations.
Page lxviii - Judgments of those, who consider the dominion of the glorious Empire given by an incomprehensible dispensation of the Divine providence into our hands as nothing more than an opportunity of gratifying for the lowest of their purposes, the lowest of their passions — and that for such poor rewards, and for the most part, indirect and silly Bribes, as indicate even more the folly than the corruption of these infamous and contemptible wretches.
Page 770 - My Lords, if you must fall, may you so fall ! But if you stand, — -and stand I trust you will, together with the fortune of this ancient monarchy, together with the ancient laws and liberties of this great and illustrious kingdom, — may you stand as unimpeached in...
Page 768 - My Lords, I have done ; the part of the Commons is concluded. With a trembling solicitude we consign this product of our long, long labors to your charge. Take it ! — take it ! It is a sacred trust. Never before was a cause of such magnitude submitted to any human tribunal. My Lords, at this awful close, in the name of the Commons, and surrounded by them, I attest the retiring, I attest...

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