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" ... supported by the excess and the abuse of it, are yielding, in our age, to other opinions; and the civilized world seems at last to be proceeding to the conviction of that fundamental and manifest truth, that the powers of government are but a trust,... "
American Eloquence: a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By the Most ... - Page 368
1857
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The Republican, Volume 12

Richard Carlile - Free thought - 1825
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more...all its beams. The prayer of the Grecian combatant, whenenveloped in unnatural clouds and darkness, is the appropriate political supplication for the people...
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An Address Delivered at the Laying of the Corner Stone ..., Volume 49, Issue 6

Daniel Webster - Bunker Hill Monument (Boston, Mass.) - 1825 - 40 pages
...matiifest . that the powers of goMCTJiment are but -a" ; and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community> ; As knowledge is more and more exteededij this con victk#i becomes more and more geneilal. Knowledge, in truth, is the great sun in...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 5

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more...country not yet blessed with free institutions; . Dispel tliis cloud, the light of heaven restore, Give me TO SEE—and Ajax asks no more.' We may hope, that...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 5

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more...extended, this conviction becomes more and more general. AT BUNKER HILL, 1825. . 317 Knowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power...
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Speeches and Forensic Arguments

Daniel Webster - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1830 - 520 pages
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more...country not yet blessed with free institutions; ' Dispel tliia cloud, the light of heaven restore, Give me To SEE — and Ajax asks no more.' \ We may hope,...
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American Oratory: Or Selections from the Speeches of Eminent Americans

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1836 - 531 pages
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more and more extended, this conviction becomes more nnd more general. Knowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered...
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An Address Delivered at the Completion of the Bunker Hill Monument: June 17 ...

Daniel Webster - Bunker Hill Monument (Boston, Mass.) - 1843 - 20 pages
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more...every country not yet blessed with free institutions; 1 Dispel this cloud, the light of heaven restore, Give me TO SEE—and Ajax asks no more.' We may hope,...
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Speeches and Forensic Arguments, Volume 1

Daniel Webster - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1848
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more...power are scattered with all its beams. The prayer o_f the Grecian combatant, when enveloped in unnatural clouds and darkness, is the appropriate political...
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Biographical memoir [by Edward Everet] and speeches on various occasions

Daniel Webster - United States - 1851
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more...is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power arc scattered with all its beams. The prayer of the Grecian champion, when enveloped in unnatural clouds...
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The Great Orations and Senatorial Speech of Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1853 - 112 pages
...truth, that the powers of government are but a trust, and that they cannot be lawfully exercised but for the good of the community. As knowledge is more...scattered with all its beams. The prayer of the Grecian champion, when enveloped in unnatural clouds and darkness, is the appropriate political supplication...
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