Notes Upon Canada and the United States: From 1832 to 1840 : Much in a Small Space, Or a Great Deal in a Little Book

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Rogers and Thompson, 1840 - Canada - 279 pages

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Page 182 - I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people, if well administered, and I believe further that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.
Page 67 - Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
Page 11 - No woman shall kiss her child on the Sabbath or fasting day. No one shall read common prayer, keep Christmas or Saint days, make minced pies, dance, play cards, or play on any instrument of music except the drum, trumpet and jewsharp.
Page 29 - We don't know those names here ; all that are here are Christians — believers in Christ — men who have overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of his testimony...
Page 76 - As an artist he has exhibited as great a proof of mechanical genius as the world has ever produced. He has not indeed made a world; but he has by imitation approached nearer its Maker than any man who has lived from the creation to this day.
Page 8 - If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? Or what receiveth he of thine hand? "Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.
Page 103 - Strictly speaking, indeed, (he says,) there is no such thing as social subordination in the United States. Parents have no command over their children, nor teachers over their scholars, nor lawyers nor physicians over their pupils, nor farmers over their labourers, nor merchants over their clerks, carmen and porters, nor masters over their servants. All are equal, all do as they list, and all are free not to work, except the master, who must...
Page 103 - American children are seldom taught that profound reverence for, and strict obedience to, their parents, which are at once the basis of domestic comfort, and of the welfare of the children themselves.
Page 182 - Among men of reflection, few will be found I believe, who are not beginning to think that our system is more perfect in theory than in practice ; and that notwithstanding the boasted virtue of America it is more than probable we shall exhibit the last melancholy proof, that mankind are not competent to their own government without the means of coercion in the sovereign.
Page 49 - It is a shameful and unblessed thing to take the scum of people, and wicked condemned men, to be the people with whom you plant ; and not only so, but it spoileth the plantation. For they will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy and do mischief and spend victuals and be quickly weary, and then certify over to their country to the discredit of the plantation.

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