poor as to do her reverence.' The people, whom we at first despised as rebels, but whom we now acknowledge as enemies, are abetted against us, supplied with every military store, have their interest consulted and their ambassadors entertained by our inveterate enemy-and ministers do not, and dare not, interpose with dignity or effect.

3. The desperate state of our army abroad is in part known. No man more highly esteems and honours the British troops than I do; I know their virtues and their valour; I know they can achieve anything but impossibilities; and I know that the conquest of British America is an impossibility. You cannot, my lords, you cannot conquer America. What is your present situation there? We do not know the worst; but we know that in three campaigns we have done nothing, and suffered much.

4. You may swell every expense, accumulate every assistance, and extend your traffic to the shambles of every German despot: your attempts will be for ever vain and impotent-doubly so, indeed, from this mercenary aid on which you rely; for it irritates, to an incurable resentment, the minds of our adversaries, to overrun them with the mercenary sons of rapine and plunder, devoting them and their possessions to the rapacity of hireling cruelty. If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms-never, never, never!

5. But, my lords, who is the man that, in addition to the disgraces and mischiefs of the war, has dared to authorise and associate to our arms the tomahawk and scalping-knife of the savage?-to call into civilised alliance the wild and inhuman inhabitant of the

woods?-to delegate to the merciless Indian the defence of disputed rights, and to wage the horrors of his barbarous war against our brethren? My lords, these enormities cry aloud for redress and punishment.

6. But, my lords, this barbarous measure has been defended, not only on the principles of policy and necessity, but also on those of morality; 'for it is perfectly allowable,' says Lord Suffolk, 'to use all the means which God and nature have put into our hands.' I am astonished, I am shocked, to hear such principles confessed; to hear them avowed in this house, or in this country. My lords, I did not intend to encroach so much 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!'

7. 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 savage, 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.

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con-grat-u-la'-tion, good wishes at
some event.
per'-il-ous, dangerous.
tre-men'-dous mo'-ment, a time when
a decision, one way or another,
will affect them seriously.
ad-u-la'-tion, flattery.

cri'-sis, time for deciding anything

de-lu'-sion, wrong notions.

en-vel'-op, wrap; cover. in-fat-u-a'-tion, folly.

ob-trud'-ed, thrust in upon.

do her rev'-er-ence, show her hon-
our and respect. This sentence
is adapted from Mark Antony's
speech over the body of Cæsar,
in Shakspeare's Julius Cæsar.

a-bet'-ted, encouraged.
am-bass-a-dors, ministers or repre-
sentatives of a king or queen at
a foreign court.
in-vet'-er-ate, old; deadly.
a-chieve', do; accomplish.
im-pos-si-bil'-i-ties, things which
cannot be done.

ac-cum'-u-late, collect; gather together.

sham'-bles, place where butchermeat is sold; here applied to the hiring of their subjects by German princes to be soldiers in the British army in America. des'-pot, tyrant; a king or ruler who governs in an oppressive way.

im'-po-tent, weak.

mer'-cen-ar-y, hired for money.
ir'-ri-tates, provokes.

re-sent'-ment, a feeling of displea-
sure and anger.

ad'-ver-sar-ies, enemies.

ra-pa'-ci-ty, violence and greed.
as-so'-ci-ate, connect with.

tom'-a-hawk, the light war-hatchet

of the North American Indians. al-li'-ance, union with.

del'-e-gate, to intrust or commit.
e-nor'-mi-ties, great crimes.
in-dig-na'-tion, anger and scorn.
de-test'-a-ble, bad; hateful.

can'-ni-bal sav'-age, a savage person
who eats the flesh of one he
has slain in battle.

cam-paigns', times when an army is in the field. EXERCISES.-1. The affixes -ism, -ity, -ment, -ness, -ry, -ship, -th, -tude, -ty, denote state, condition, being, quality; as hero, heroism; rapid, rapidity; establish, establishment; good, goodness; brave, bravery; friend, friendship; warm, warmth; grateful, gratitude; honest, honesty.

2. Analyse and parse the following: ""It is perfectly allowable," says Lord Suffolk, "to use all the means which God and nature have put into our hands."

3. Make sentences of your own, and use in each one or more of the following words: Congratulation, accumulate, associate, campaign.


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