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Honour, but an empty bubble;
Fighting still, and still destroying.
Burst of approbation.
The prince, unable to conceal his pain,
Sigh'd and look’d, and sigh'd again :
The vanquished victor-sunk upon her breast !
Burst of voice.*
Has raised up his head,
As awaked from the dead :
See the furies arise !
How they hiss in their hair,
Behold a ghastly band,
Each a torch in his hand.
And, unburied, remain
To the valiant crew.
How they point to the Persian abodes,
Thais led the way,
Burst. And, like another Helen, fired-another Troy. * The burst upon rouse;" dwelling on the consonant r,
trilled by the tongue against the upper gum. + The princes--applaud-with a furious—joy;
And the king—seized a flambeau—with zeal-to destroy, &c.
And sounding lyre,
Inventress of the vocal frame.
Enlarged the former narrow bounds,
And added length to solemn sounds.
LORD CHATHAM'S REPLY TO LORD SUFFOLK.
: I am astonished, I am shocked to hear such principles confessed ; to hear them avowed in this house, or even in this country. (Indignation) My Lords, I did not intend to have encroached again on your attention, but I cannot repress my indignation. I feel myself impelled to speak. My Lords, we are called upon as members of this house, as men, as Christians, to protest against such horrible barbarity. “ That God and Nature have put into our hands !" What ideas of God and nature that noble lord may entertain, I know not; but I know that such detestable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What! to attribute the sacred sanction of God and nature to the massacres of the Indian scalping-knife !
to the cannibal torturing, murdering, devouring, drinking, the blood of his mangled victims! Such notions shock every precept of morality, every feeling of humanity, every sentiment of honour. These abominable principles, and this more abominable avowal of them, demand the most decisive indignation. (Solemnity) I call upon that right reverend, and this most learned bench, to vindicate the religion of their God, to support the justice of their country. I call upon the bishops to interpose the unsullied sanctity of their lawn ;-upon the judges to interpose the purity of their ermine; to save us from pollution. I call upon the honour of your lordships to reverence the dignity of your ancestors, and to maintain your own. I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country, to vindi. cate the national character. I invoke the genius of the constitution. From the tapestry that adorns these walls, the immortal ancestor of this noble lord frowns with indig. nation at the disgrace of his country. (Unmixed expression of indignation) In vain did he defend the liberty, and establish the religion of Britain against the tyranny of Rome, if these worse than popish cruelties and inquisitorial practices, are endured among us. To send forth the merciless cannibal thirsting for blood !-against whom?
(Astonishment) your protestant brethren ?-to lay waste their country, to desolate their dwellings, to extirpate their race and name by the aid and instrumentality of these horrible hell-hounds of war! Spain can no longer boast pre-eminence in barbarity. She armed herself with blood-hounds to extirpate the wretched natives of Mexico; but we, more ruthless, loose the dogs of war against our countrymen in America, endeared to us by every tie that should sanctify humanity. (Solemn expression of feeling.) My lords, I am old and weak, and unable to say more, but my feelings and indignation were too strong to say less. I could not have slept this night in my bed, nor reposed my head upon my pillow, without giving vent to my eternal abhorrence of such enormous and preposterous principles.
J. BILLING, PRINTER AND STEREOTYPER, GUILDFORD, SURREY.