Life of Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts

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Ticknor and Fields, 1867 - 560 páginas
 

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Página 139 - To drive up to the door, lest all should say that she was proud ; So three doors off the chaise was stayed, where they did all get in ; Six precious souls, and all agog to dash through thick and thin.
Página 215 - ... ,It is at all times difficult to draw with precision the line between those rights which must be surrendered, and those which may be reserved ; and on the present occasion this difficulty was increased by a difference among the several states as to their situation, extent, habits, and particular interests.
Página 230 - I am authorized to declare to you, sir, that the decrees of Berlin and Milan are revoked, and that after the first of November they will cease to have effect; it being understood that, in consequence of this declaration, the English shall revoke their orders in council, and renounce the new principles of blockade which they have wished to establish, or, that the United States, conformably to the act you have just communicated, shall cause then rights to be respected by the English.
Página 216 - ... with the wild men on the Missouri, nor with the mixed, though more respectable, race of Anglo-Hispano-Gallo- Americans who bask on the sands in the mouth of the Mississippi. . . . Do you suppose the people of the Northern and Atlantic States will, or ought to, look on with patience and see Representatives and Senators from the Red River and Missouri, pouring themselves upon this and the other floor, managing the concerns of a seaboard fifteen hundred miles, at least, from their residence; and...
Página 381 - Railed at Latona's twin-born progeny, Which after held the Sun and Moon in fee. But this is got by casting pearl to hogs, That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood, And still revolt when Truth would set them free.
Página 215 - You have no authority to throw the rights and liberties and property of this people into hotch-pot with the wild men on the Missouri, nor with the mixed, though more respectable, race of Anglo-Hispano Americans, who bask on the sands in the mouth of the Mississippi.
Página 92 - The Constitution has made no provision for our holding foreign territory, still less for incorporating foreign nations into our Union. The Executive, in seizing the fugitive occurrence which so much advances the good of their country, have done an act beyond the Constitution.
Página 208 - But, Sir, the principle of this bill materially affects the liberties and rights of the whole people of the United States. To me it appears that it would justify a revolution in this country, and that in no great length of time it may produce it. When I see the zeal and perseverance with which this bill has been urged along its parliamentary path, when I know the local interests and associated projects which combine to promote its success, all opposition to it seems manifestly unavailing. I am almost...
Página 12 - I dare affirm, that you, and this whole people will one day REJOICE, that I became an advocate for the aforesaid 'criminals/ charged with the murder of our fellow-citizens.
Página 219 - I am compelled to declare it as my deliberate opinion that if this "bill passes, the bonds of this Union are virtually dissolved; that the States which compose it are free from their moral obligations, and that as it will be the right of all, so it will be the 'duty of some, to prepare definitely for a separation, amicably if they can, violently if they must.

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