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 31 - 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 246 - 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 246 - ... may be empowered to give clearances to vessels in the name of the state. No act of violent opposition to the laws has yet been committed, but such a state of things is hourly apprehended, and it is the intent of this instrument to PROCLAIM not only the duty imposed on me by the Constitution ' to take care that the laws be faithfully executed...
Сторінка 282 - 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 to the abolition thereof, shall, on the presentation thereof, without any further action thereon, be laid upon the table, without being debated, printed, or referred.
Сторінка 247 - 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 others as the wisdom of Congress shall devise and...
Сторінка 204 - 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 89 - Crags, knolls, and mounds, confusedly hurled, The fragments of an earlier world ; A wildering forest feathered o'er His ruined sides and summit hoar, While on the north, through middle air, Ben-an heaved high his forehead bare. xv. From the steep promontory gazed The stranger, raptured and amazed, And,
Сторінка 207 - BO much danger and controversy, that an amendment to the constitution was made, being the twelfth of the additional articles. In the original constitution it was provided that the electors should vote for two persons, and the one having the highest number of votes should be president, and the person having the next highest be vice-president; and, if a tie, the house should choose the president. In this no allowance was made as to whom the people may have intended for president and vice-president....
Сторінка 255 - 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 178 - I know of no writer," writes Mansfield, "who could express an idea so clearly and so briefly. He wrote the pure old English — the vernacular tongue, unmixed with French or latin phrases or idioms, and unperverted with any scholastic logic. His language was like himself— plain, sensible and unaffected. His force, however, lay not so much in this as in his truth, honesty and cpura§e,_ those moral qualities which made him distinguished at that day and would distinguish him now.

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