I therefore fearlessly challenge the verdict which this house?is to give on the question now brought before it?whether, as the Roman, in days of old, held himself free from indignity, when he could say Civis Romanus sum; so also a British subject, in whatever land he may be, shall feel confident that the watchful eye and the strong arm of England will protect him against injustice and wrong.
Utinam populus Romanus unam cervicem haberet! Would that the Roman people had but one neck!
Civis Romanus sum. I am a Roman citizen.
Civis Romanus sum.