The Lives and Opinions of Benj'n Franklin Butler, United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New-York: And Jesse Hoyt, Counsellor at Law, Formerly Collector of Customs for the Port of New-York; with Anecdotes Or Biographical Sketches of Stephen Allen; George P. Barker [etc.] ...

Cook & Company, 1845 - 152 Seiten

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Seite 34 - ... neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. 13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel : thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.
Seite 120 - Though assembled to divide the spoils of an innocent people, procured by deceit, extortion, and cruelty, the transaction began with a solemn invocation of the name of God', as if they could have expected the guidance of heaven in distributing those wages of iniquity.
Seite 145 - And sold, and lied ; and salutations made In Scripture terms. He prayed by quantity, And with his repetitions long and loud, All knees were weary. With one hand he put A penny in the urn of poverty, And with the other took a shilling out. On charitable lists, — those trumps which told The public ear, who had in secret done The poor a benefit, and half the alms They told of, took themselves to keep them sounding, — He blazed his name, more pleased to have it there Than in the book of life.
Seite 12 - ... domination — this the use of a standing army in time of peace. It seems our fathers were not such fools as some would make us believe, in opposing the establishment of a standing army, and sending King William's Dutch guards out of the country. Yet, would to Heaven they had been Dutchmen, or Switzers, or Hessians, or Hanoverians, or any thing rather than Englishmen., who have done such deeds.
Seite 92 - They told me to-day that if the party had the control of the political course of the Courier and Enquirer, it would be more eligible than a new paper. This they think could be done by placing an editor there under the auspices of the General Committee — an editor who would take care of the interests of the party and its friends.
Seite 12 - Will the gentlemen of England support, or wink at such proceedings ? They have a great stake in their country ; they hold great estates, and they are bound in duty and in honour to consider them as retaining fees on the part of their country, for upholding its rights and liberties : surely they will at length awake, and find they have duties to perform.
Seite 50 - He comes as the representative of the same old corrupt and corrupting system of party tactics, followed by the same swarm of greedy spoilsmen, with their appetite for plunder sharpened by the few years' abstinence they have been forced, through the remains of the original virtue and patriotism of the country, to practise.
Seite 50 - ... overbalance the loss. Mr. Van Buren, they felt, was out of the way, and this, in itself, was no trifling gain. Hope sprang up afresh, and, in the buoyancy of their hearts, they were disposed to treat him with all tenderness, to tread lightly on his faults, to forget the injuries he inflicted on the Republican cause, and to magnify, as much as possible, his virtues and public services.
Seite 51 - I shall get any thing in the general scramble for plunder, remains to be proven ; but I rather guess I shall. What it will be is not yet so certain ; perhaps keeper of the Bergen lighthouse. I rather think Massa Pomp stands a smart chance of going somewhere, perhaps to the place you have named, or to the devil.
Seite 92 - Mr. Croswell. They are very friendly, but they say they have heard little of our local matters in New York, consequent on the sale of the Enquirer, with the exception of a passing remark from Mr. Cambreleng, as he passed through here a few weeks ago. They speak in the highest terms of Mr. Barnum, and assure me that he is every way capable for the position in New York. I am sorely puzzled to know what to do. Although our friends here think it a very favorable opportunity to start a new paper, yet...

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