Personal Memories, Social, Political, and Literary: With Sketches of Many Noted People, 1803-1843

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R. Clarke & Company, 1879 - 348 стор.
 

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Сторінка 21 - Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ; And ask them, what report they bore to heaven ; And how they might have borne more welcome news.
Сторінка 236 - I consider then the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNION, CONTRADICTED EXPRESSLY BY THE LETTER OF THE CONSTITUTION, UNAUTHORIZED BY ITS SPIRIT, INCONSISTENT WITH EVERY PRINCIPLE ON WHICH IT WAS FOUNDED, AND DESTRUCTIVE OF THE GREAT OBJECT FOR WHICH IT WAS FORMED.
Сторінка 15 - We cannot expect the same good fortune always to attend us. The Americans are now led by a chief who never sleeps: the night and the day are alike to him. And during all the time that he has been marching upon our villages, notwithstanding the watchfulness of our young men, we have never been able to surprise him. Think well of it. There is something whispers me, it would be prudent to listen to his offers of peace.
Сторінка 236 - to take care that the laws be faithfully executed" shall be performed to the extent of the powers already vested in me by law, or of such...
Сторінка 194 - Hark ! in such strains as saints employ, They whisper to thy bosom peace ; Calm the perturbed heart to joy, And bid the streaming sorrow cease. Then dry, henceforth, the bitter tear: Their part and thine inverted see:— Thou wert their guardian angel here, They guardian angels now to thee.
Сторінка 20 - 'twas due We wrought with right good will; And for the homes we won for them, Our children bless us still. We lived not hermit lives, but oft In social converse met; And fires of love 'were kindled then, That burn on warmly yet.
Сторінка 197 - One of these proposed that the person having the highest number of votes should be President and the person having the next highest should be Vice- President...
Сторінка 245 - I use the language of a gallant young officer. Others have taken their flight to the world of spirits, without a companion to close their eyes, or console the last moments of their existence. Their straggling survivors are occasionally seen marching, some of them know not whither, with their knapsacks on their backs, shunned by the terrified inhabitants as the source of a mortal pestilence.
Сторінка ix - neath the glittering beam, Dance with the wave and mingle with the skies, Sees, also, one that now in ruin lies, Which erst, like fairy queen, towered o'er the rest, In every native charm, by culture, dress'd.
Сторінка 272 - Congress; and that every petition, memorial, resolution, proposition, or paper, touching or relating in any way, or to any extent whatever, to slavery, as aforesaid, or the abolition thereof, shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further action thereon, be laid upon the table, without being debated, printed, or referred.

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