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 1 - The toils of law, (what dark insidious men Have cumBrous added to perplex the truth, And lengthen simple justice into trade,) How glorious were the day ! that saw these broke, And every man within the reach of right.
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 65 - ... to produce throughout society a chain of dependence which leads all classes to look to privileged associations for the means of speculation and extravagance; to nourish, in preference to the manly virtues that give dignity to human nature, a craving desire for luxurious enjoyment and sudden wealth, which renders those who seek them dependent on those who supply them; to substitute for republican simplicity and economical habits a sickly appetite for effeminate indulgence...
Seite 31 - It is thus that an introduction of a new bank into the most distant of our villages places the business of that village within the influence of the money power in England; it is thus that every new debt which we contract in that country seriously affects our own currency and extends over the pursuits of our citizens its powerful influence.
Seite 145 - He blazed his name, more pleased to have it there Than in the book of life. Seest thou the man ! A serpent with an angel's voice ! a grave With flowers bestrewed ! and yet few were deceived. His virtues being over-done, his face Too grave, his prayers too long, his charities Too pompously attended, and his speech Larded too frequently and out of time With serious phraseology,— were rents That in his garments opened in spite of him, Through which the well-accustomed eye could see The rottenness...
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 145 - ... righteous smiled, and even Despair itself some signs of laughter gave, As ineffectually he strove to wipe His brow, that inward guiltiness defiled. Detected wretch ! of all the reprobate, None seemed maturer for the flames of hell ; Where still his face, from ancient custom, wears A holy air, which says to all that pass Him by : I was a hypocrite on earth.
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 53 - I should be constrained, as I now am, to address you in the language of complaint. Nothing but my strong conviction of the extent and sincerity of your friendship could sustain me in resisting the belief that you have a settled purpose to quarrel with me. Here I am engaged in the most intricate and important affairs, which are new to me, and upon the successful conduct of which my reputation as well as the interests of the country depend, and which keep me occupied from early in the morning, until...

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