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Page 119 - ... it is cursorily, and in the business way only ; and there is not here or elsewhere the least pleading — a man, you would say, considerably indifferent to our belief on that head : his eye set on the practical merely. "Just Rights? What are rights, never so just, which you cannot make valid ! The world is full of such. If you have rights and can assert them into facts, do it ; that is worth doing...
Page 303 - This picture can not fail to be shocking to the humane reader, especially when he is informed that, while those miserable objects cried in vain for assistance, and actually perished for want of proper attendance, every ship of war in the fleet could have spared a couple of surgeons for their relief, and many young gentlemen of that profession solicited their captains in vain for leave to go and administer help to the sick and wounded.