Memoir of Tristam Burges: With Selections from His Speeches and Occasional Writings

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Marshall, Brown, 1835 - 404 strán (strany)

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Strana 341 - States declares that congress shall have power to dispose of, and make all needful rules and regulations respecting, the territory and other property belonging to the United States.
Strana 132 - Go, wing thy flight from star to star, From world to luminous world, as far As the universe spreads its flaming wall ; Take all the pleasures of all the spheres, And multiply each through endless years, , One minute of heaven is worth them all...
Strana 44 - Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks: Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw does pierce it.
Strana 318 - Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of appropriating thirty thousand dollars, to enable Professor Morse to establish a line of telegraph between Washington and Baltimore.
Strana 256 - State, through the same medium, this message, that a treaty of amity and commerce has been negotiated between the United States and the Sublime Porte. The Secretary, with great candor, told us what this Turk had agreed to do for the Christian, but he, with great caution, concealed what the Christian had agreed to do for the Turk. This gentleman is as well persuaded as the French monarch was, that "he who knows not how to dissemble, knows not how to rule.
Strana 154 - ... all the minions of licentious power ; but can we ever forget how eloquent, how enchanting the voice of that same freedom of speech has, in all ages, been, wherever its tones have fallen on the ear of freemen ? Free discussion, and liberty itself, eloquence and freedom of speech, are contemporaneous fires, and brighten and blaze, or languish and go out, together. Athenian liberty was, for years, protracted by that free discussion, which was sustained and continued in Athens. Freedom was prolonged...
Strana 308 - From the moment I heard that declaration," said Randolph afterward, " all the objections I originally had to the procedure were aggravated to the highest possible degree. I considered it a base prostration of the national character to excite one nation by money to bully another nation out of its property ; and from that moment, and to the last moment of my life, my confidence in the principles of the man entertaining those sentiments died, never to live again.
Strana 103 - English literature shall come under the eye of the whole world : English intellectual wealth enrich every clime ; and the manners, morals, and religion of us and our parent country spread civilization under the whole star-lighted heaven ; and, in the very language of our deliberations, the hallowed voice of daily prayer shall arise to God throughout every longitude of the sun's whole race. I would follow the course of ordinary experience ; render the child independent of the parent ; and from the...
Strana 301 - ... far as you may find it convenient, to collect and transmit information of every kind, relating to the government, finances, commerce, arts, sciences and condition of the nation, which is not already known, and may be made useful to our own country.
Strana 340 - We are told it will be, this year, thirty -two millions. From this revenue, drawn from the labors of the people, this Executive and his host of officers, receive their salaries. They are literally fed, clothed, and sheltered, by the labors of that very people whom they are thus fighting to destroy. What an unnatural war ! " It is as if this mouth should tear this hand for lifting food to it.

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