history of the united states from the discovery of the american continext


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Seite 157 - Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth...
Seite 10 - Parts it may ravage, but preserves the whole. On life's vast ocean diversely we sail, Reason the card, but Passion is the gale; Nor God alone in the still calm we find, .He mounts the storm, and walks upon the wind.
Seite 331 - In this situation, there is such a choice of difficulties that I own myself at a loss how to determine. The affairs of Great Britain, I know, require the most vigorous measures ; but then the courage of a handful of brave men should be exerted only where there is some hope of a favourable event.
Seite 448 - ... at plough. Secondly, These laws also ought to be designed for no other end ultimately, but the good of the people. Thirdly, They must not raise taxes on the property of the people, without the consent of the people, given by themselves or their deputies.
Seite 461 - England will ere long repent of having removed the only check that could keep her colonies in awe. They stand no longer in need of her protection ; she will call on them to contribute toward supporting the burdens they have helped to bring on her ; and they will answer by striking off all dependence.
Seite 107 - Fathers, both you and the English are white : we live in a country between, therefore the land belongs to neither one nor the other : but the Great Being above allowed it to be a place of residence for us ; so fathers, I desire you to withdraw, as I have done our brothers the English, for I will keep you at arm's length.
Seite 122 - But, we are ashamed to say it, you are like women, without any fortifications. It is but one step from Canada hither, and the French may easily come and turn you out of doors.
Seite 332 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Seite 190 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Seite 244 - a fine, showy man, such as would make an excellent ambassador in a court where there was no business." He was ambitious, yet his personal timidity loved to lean on a nature firmer than his own. Though his learning was small, he was wining to be thought a man of erudition, who could quote Horace, and find pleasure in Virgil and Columella.

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