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s never to be beat.It trampled North under foot: it beat the stiffneck of the younger Pitt: even his illness neverconquered that indomitable spirit. As soon ashis brain was clear it resumed the scheme, onlylaid aside when his reason left him: as soon ashis hands were out of the strait-waistcoat theytook up the pen and the plan which had engagedhim up to the moment of his malady. I believeit is by persons believing themselves in the rightthat nine-tenths of the tyranny of this world hasbeen perpetrated. Arguing on that convenientpremiss, the Dey of Algiers would cut off twentyheads of a morning; Father Dominic would burna score of Jews in the presence of the Most Cath-olic King, and the Archbishops of Toledo andSalamanca sing Amen. Protestants were roast-! ed, Jesuits hung and quartered at Smithfield,I and witches burned at Salem, and all by wortliypeople, who believed they had the best authorityi for their actions. And so, with respect to old! George, even Americans, whom he hated and
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LOBD NOKTU. [After Gilray.] ME. FOX. THE FOUR GEOHGES. 070 who conquered him, may give him credit forhaving quite honest reasons for oppressing them.Appended to Lord Broughams biographicalsketch of Lord North are some autograph notesof the king, which let us most curiously into thestate of his mind. The times certainly re-quire, says he, the concurrence of all whowish to prevent anarchy. I have no wish butthe prosperity of my own dominions, therefore Imust look upon all who would not heartily assistme as bad men, as well as bad subjects. Thatis the way he reasoned. I wish nothing butgood, therefore every man Avho does not agreeAvith me is a traitor and a scoundrel. Remem-ber that he believed himself anointed by a Divinecommission; remember that he was a man ofslow parts and imperfect education; that thesame awful will of Heaven which placed a crownupon his head, which made him tender to hisfamily, pure in his life, courageous and honest,made him dull of comprehension, obstinate ofwill
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