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Seite xxiv - Thyself without a witness, in these shades, Of thy perfections. Grandeur, strength, and grace Are here to speak of Thee. This mighty oak — By whose immovable stem I stand and seem Almost annihilated — not a prince In all that proud old world beyond the deep E'er wore his crown as loftily as he Wears the green coronal of leaves, with which Thy hand has graced him.
Seite xv - Here is continual worship ; nature here, In the tranquillity that Thou dost love, Enjoys Thy presence. Noiselessly, around, From perch to perch, the solitary bird Passes ; and yon clear spring, that, 'midst its herbs, Wells softly forth, and visits the strong roots Of half the mighty forest, tells no tale Of all the good it does.
Seite 138 - But there are a few characters which have stood the closest scrutiny and the severest tests, which have been tried in the furnace and have proved pure, which have been weighed in the balance and have not been found wanting, which have been declared sterling by the general consent of mankind, and which are visibly stamped with the image and superscription of the Most High. These great men we trust that we know how to prize ; and of these was Milton.
Seite 139 - I hear the tread of pioneers Of nations yet to be ; The first low wash of waves, where soon Shall roll a human sea.
Seite 69 - ... to what it ought to be, as fast as the imbecility of their present existence, and other circumstances which cannot be neglected, will admit.
Seite 342 - ... the Governor and Company of the English Colony of Connecticut, in New England, in America; and that, by the same name, they and their successors should have perpetual succession.
Seite 67 - We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Seite 566 - Judicial power is never exercised for the purpose of giving effect to the will of the judge ; always for the purpose of giving effect to the will of the Legislature, or, in other words, to the will of the law.
Seite 45 - these parts [that is, Europe, Asia, and Africa] have been more extensively explored, and another fourth part has been discovered by Americus Vespucius (as will appear in what follows) : wherefore I do not see what is rightly to hinder us from calling it Amerige or America, ie, the land of Americus, after its discoverer Americus, a man of sagacious mind, since both Europe and Asia have got their names from women.