Lives of American Merchants: Eminent for Integrity, Enterprise and Public Spirit

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Saxton and Miles, 1844 - 240 páginas
 

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Página 39 - In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it : he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
Página 22 - Hancock, whose offences are of too flagitious a nature to admit of any other consideration than that of condign punishment.
Página 200 - It has become a common saying, that men of genius are always in advance of their age; which is true. There is something equally true, yet not so common ; namely, that, of these men of genius, the best and bravest are in advance not only of their own age, but of every age. As the German prose-poet says, every possible future is behind them.
Página 18 - I trust I have .long since made my peace with the King of kings. No personal consideration shall induce me to abandon the righteous cause of my country. Tell governor Gage, it is the advice of Samuel Adams to him, no longer to insult the feelings of an exasperated people.
Página 18 - I trust I have long since made MY PEAcE WITH THE KING OF KINGS. No personal consideration shall induce me to abandon the righteous cause of my country. Tell governor Gage, IT is THE ADVICE OF SAMUEL ADAMS TO HIM, no longer to insult the feelings of an exasperated people.
Página 135 - state the rights of the colonies in general, the several instances in which those rights are violated or infringed, and the means most proper to be pursued for obtaining a restoration of them.
Página 8 - On the latter occasion, he proposed the following question for discussion, *' whether it be lawful to resist the .supreme magistrate, if the commonwealth cannot otherwise be preserved?
Página 45 - I converse with you this morning, not particularly as your friend, but as the friend of Great Britain. I have certain propositions to make for obtaining your liberty, which I advise you should take time to consider." Requesting to know what they were, Mr. Laurens added, " An honest man requires no time to decide upon his answer in cases where his honor is concerned. If the secretaries of state will enlarge me upon parole, I will solemnly engage to do nothing, directly or indirectly, to the hurt of...
Página 218 - Of no distemper, of no blast he died, But fell like autumn fruit that mellowed long; Even wondered at, because he dropt no sooner. Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years ; Yet freshly ran he on ten winters more : Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last stood still.
Página 89 - Erie. A bill was immediately drafted to appoint a commission for this purpose, and it was resolved to present it the next day. Names were selected equally from the two political parties, to be appointed as commissioners. They comprised those of GOUVERNEUR MORRIS, DE WITT CLINTON, STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER, SIMEON DE WITT, WILLIAM NORTH, THOMAS EDDY, and PETER B. PORTER. These arrangements were fully perfected by both houses passing the bill immediately, and without a dissenting voice. In the following...

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