JOHN Accession of the King.--His Marriage.--War with France.--Murder of Arthur, Duke of Britany.--The King expelled the French Provinces.--The King's Quarrel with the Court of Rome.--Cardinal Langton appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.--Interdict of the Kingdom.--Excommunication of the King.-The King's Submission to the Pope.--Discontents of the Barons.--Insurrection of the Barons.--Magna Carta.--Renewal of the Civil Wars.--Prince Lewis called over.--Death and Character of the King APPENDIX II.
ings of the planters and others.--Report laid on the table of the House of Commons.--Introduction of the question, and debate there; twelve propositions deduced from the report and reserved for future discussion; day of discussion arrives; opponents refuse to argue from the report; require new evidence; this granted and introduced; further consideration of the subject deferred to the next session.--Renewal of Sir William Dolben's bill.--Death and character of Ramsay.
I have been engaged in this struggle half a year and not gained anything; and I feel so weary that I prefer the truce, such as it is, to a renewal of my former warfare.
Then, were a stated mullet, according to rank or fortune, to be paid on every change, towards the exigencies of the state but none on renewals with the old lives, for the sake of encouraging constancy, especially among the minores the change would be made sufficiently difficult, and the whole public would be the better for it; while those children, which the parents could not agree about maintaining, might be considered as the children of the public, and provided for like the children of the antient Spartans; who were (as ours would in this case be) a nation of heroes.
It occurred to us, furthermore, that it is a dolorous thing to live on a lonely little island, tied up like a wart on the face of civilization,--no healthful stream of life coming and going from the great body of the main land,--the same moral air to be breathed over and over again, without renewal,--the same social elements turned and returned in one tiresome kaleidoscope.
Continuation from July 1789 to July 1790.--Author travels to Paris to promote the abolition in France; attends the committees of the Friends of the Negroes.--Counter-attempts of the committee of White Colonists.--An account of the deputies of Colour.--Meeting at the Duke de la Rochefoucauld's.--Mirabeau espouses the cause; canvasses the National Assembly.--Distribution of the section of the slave-ship there.--Character of Brissot.--Author leaves Paris and returns to England.--Examination of merchants' and planters' evidence resumed in the House of Commons.--Author travels in search of evidence in favour of the abolition; opposition to the hearing of it.--This evidence is at length introduced.--Renewal of Sir William Dolben's bill.--Distribution of the section of the slave-ship in England; and of Cowper's Negro's Complaint; and of Wedgewood's Cameos.
ACCESSION OF THE KING.--HIS MARRIAGE.--WAR WITH FRANCE.--MURDER OF ARTHUR, DUKE OF BRITANY.--THE KING EXPELLED THE FRENCH PROVINCES.--THE KING'S QUARREL WITH THE COURT OF ROME.--CARDINAL LANGTON APPOINTED ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.--INTERDICT OF THE KINGDOM.--EXCOMMUNICATION OF THE KING.--THE KING'S SUBMISSION TO THE POPE.--DISCONTENTS OF THE BARONS.--INSURRECTION OF THE BARONS.--MAGNA CHARTA.--RENEWAL OF THE CIVIL WARS.--PRINCE LEWIS CALLED OVER.--DEATH AND CHARACTER OF THE KING.
CHAPTER XXIV Continuation from June, 1788, to July, 1789.--Author travels in search of fresh evidence.--Privy Council resume their examinations; prepare their report.--Proceedings of the Committee for the Abolition; and of the Planters and others.--Privy Council report laid on the table of the House of Commons; debate upon it.--Twelve propositions.--Opponents refuse to argue from the report; examine new evidence of their own in the House of Commons.--Renewal of the Middle Passage Bill.--Death and character of Ramsay.