Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams

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Phillips, Sampson, 1858 - Legislators - 429 pages
This book is a biography of John Quincy Adams, United States Senator, Congressman from Massachusetts, and the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829.

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Page 392 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
Page 272 - Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate, than that these people are to be free; nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.
Page 235 - Nay, do not think I flatter ; For what advancement may I hope from thee, That no revenue hast but thy good spirits, To feed and clothe thee ? Why should the poor be flatter'd ? No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning.
Page 392 - Who hath woe ? who hath sorrow ? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause ? who hath redness of eyes ? They that tarry long at the wine ; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Page 391 - And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you. The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them ; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.
Page 29 - Until Congress shall provide for the government of such islands all the civil, judicial and military powers exercised by the officers of the existing government in said islands shall be vested in such person or persons and shall be exercised in such manner as the President of the United States shall direct; and the President shall have power to remove said officers and fill the vacancies so occasioned.
Page 392 - Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
Page 2 - It was filial tenderness that gave the name. It was the name of one passing from earth to immortality. These have been among the strongest links of my attachment to the name of Quincy, and have been to me, through life, a perpetual admonition to do nothing unworthy of it.
Page 391 - He concluded with a warning to his fellowcitizens to " stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made you free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage...
Page 392 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging : and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

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