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עמוד 371 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter ! — all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement...
עמוד 260 - IF the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. Far or forgot to me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out; When me they fly, I am the wings; I am the doubter and the doubt, And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.
עמוד 338 - Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
עמוד 212 - Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
עמוד 300 - It will be the duty of the Historian and the Sage in all ages to let no occasion pass of commemorating this illustrious man ; and until time shall be no more will a test of the progress which our race has made in wisdom and in virtue be derived from the veneration paid to the immortal name of WASHINGTON ! APPENDIX.
עמוד 202 - Lord Coke wrote the subjoined distich, which he religiously observed in the distribution of his time : Six hoars to sleep — to law's grave study six ; Four spend in prayer — the rest to nature fix.
עמוד 162 - I read in one of the leading papers this morning — I shall not state which for fear of exciting an irruption here on this platform, but it was the leading paper — that the Prime Minister of Austria [Count Taaffe], who was a member of the Irish Peerage, under some name which I now forget, had been engaged through his agent in evicting some hundreds of his tenants. It seemed to me to preach the most pregnant lesson of Irish difficulty and Irish relief. The Prime Minister of Austria, as all the...
עמוד 295 - ... the president to employ the land and naval forces of the United States, if necessary, to carry the revenue laws into effect. After the bill was reported to the senate, Mr. Calhoun offered a series of resolutions, embodying his views and those who sustained the doctrines of nullification, with regard to the powers of the general government and the rights of the states. Mr. Grundy, of Tennessee, offered other resolutions as substitutes for Mr. Calhoun's, and which set forth the views of the administration....
עמוד 44 - ... solemnly promise to preserve it as long as the sun and moon shall endure. See him then with his companions establishing his commonwealth on the sole basis of religion, morality, and universal love, and adopting as the fundamental maxim of his government the rule handed down to us from heaven, Glory to God on high, and on earth peace, and good will to all men.
עמוד 162 - ... which have borne them down for centuries in their country, they do work. They have built our great public works ; they have constructed our vast system of railways ; they have done more than that ; they have risen to places of power and eminence in every walk of industry and in every avenue which is open to brains and to pluck. The only complaint we have against them is, that they show too much genius for government and get all the offices. I have some ambitions myself, and I am for Home Rule...

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