History of the United States, from the discovery of the amarican continent, Volume 2

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Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1855
 

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Page 799 - For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death : for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
Page 814 - THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave. And spread the roof above them, — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Page 599 - Moreover, when the Lord sent me forth into the world, He forbade me to put off my hat to any, high or low; and I was ,/ required to Thee and Thou all men and women, without any respect to rich or poor, great or small.
Page 968 - Lo! swarming southward on rejoicing suns, Gay Colonies extend ; the calm retreat Of undeserved distress, the better home Of those whom bigots chase from foreign lands. Not built on Rapine, Servitude, and Woe, And in their turn some petty tyrant's prey ; But, bound by social Freedom, firm they rise ; Such as, of late, an Oglethorpe has form'd, And, crowding round, the charm'd Savannah sees.
Page 622 - To him government was a part of religion itself, an emanation of divine power, capable of kindness, goodness, and charity ; having an opportunity of benevolent care for men of the highest attainments, even more than the office of correcting evil-doers ; and, without imposing one uniform model on all the world, without denying that time, place, and emergencies may bring with them a necessity or an excuse for monarchical or even aristocratical institutions, he believed " any government to be free to...
Page 682 - ... and a Declaration, read from the balcony, defended the insurrection as a duty to God and the country. " We commit our enterprise," it was added, " to Him who hears the cry. of the oppressed, and advise all our neighbors, for whom we have thus ventured ourselves, to joyn with us in prayers and all just actions for the defence of the land.
Page 635 - New England had just terminated a disastrous war of extermination; the Dutch were scarcely ever at peace with the Algonquins; the laws of Maryland refer to Indian hostilities and massacres, which extended as far as Richmond. Penn came without arms; he declared his purpose to abstain from violence ; he had no message but peace ; and not a drop of Quaker blood was ever shed by an Indian.
Page 656 - Jersey in such numbers as to give to the rising commonwealth a character which a century and a half has not effaced...
Page 1004 - ' with a cap of liberty on her head, a spear in one hand, the horn of plenty in the other. But the cap of liberty was, for a time at least, a false emblem ; for all executive and legislative power, and the institution of courts, were, for twenty-one years, given exclusively to the trustees, or their common council, who were appointed during good behavior.
Page 632 - Penn esteemed happiness to lie in the subjection of the baser instincts to the instinct of Deity in the breast, good and evil to be eternally and always as unlike as truth and falsehood, and the inquiry after the highest good to involve the purpose of existence. Locke says plainly that, but for rewards and punishments beyond the grave, " it is certainly right to eat and drink, and enjoy what we delight in...

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