Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume 2

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Saunders and Otley, 1838 - 178 páginas
 

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Página 210 - Is it not the chief disgrace in the world not to be an unit, not to be reckoned one character — not to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear, but to be reckoned in the gross, in the hundred, or...
Página 206 - The preamble of thought, the transition through which it passes from the unconscious to the conscious, is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived.
Página 29 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man; and every citizen may freely speak, write, and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Página 170 - At certain revolutions all the damned Are brought ; and feel by turns the bitter change Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce, From beds of raging fire to starve in ice Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine Immovable, infixed, and frozen round Periods of time, — thence hurried back to fire.
Página 208 - Reason from her inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men and events of to-day, — this he shall hear and promulgate. These being his functions, it becomes him to feel all confidence in himself, and to defer never to the popular cry. He and he only knows the world. The world of any moment is the merest appearance. Some great decorum, some fetish of a government, some ephemeral trade, or war, or man, is cried up by half mankind and cried down by the other half, as if all depended on this particular...
Página 206 - practical men" sneer at speculative men, as if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy, — who are always, more universally than any other class, the scholars of their day, — are addressed as women; that the rough, spontaneous conversation of men they do not hear, but only a mincing and diluted speech.
Página 210 - ... if the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.
Página 210 - Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated by the mountain winds, shined upon by all the stars of God, find the earth below not in unison with these — but are hindered from action by the disgust which the principles on which business is managed inspire, and turn drudges, or die of disgust — some of them suicides.
Página 91 - That the selectmen of every town in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach by themselves or others, their children and apprentices so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue...

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