Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture: Warrior and Statesman, with an Historical Survey of the Island of San Domingo from the Discovery of the Island by Christopher Columbus, in 1492, to the Death of Toussaint, in 1803, Band 1

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Evening Express Print Company, 1888 - 109 Seiten
 

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Seite 122 - It is bounded on the north by the United States, on the east by the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, on the south by British Honduras and Guatemala, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Seite 83 - Caesar was merciful, Scipio was continent, Hannibal was patient; but it was reserved for Washington to blend them all in one, and, like the lovely masterpiece of the Grecian artist, 'to exhibit in one glow of associated beauty the pride of every model and the perfection of every master.
Seite 82 - Oh, who shall lightly say that fame Is nothing but an empty name. When but for those our mighty dead All ages past a blank would be, Sunk in Oblivion's murky bed, A desert bare, a shipless sea? They are the distant objects seen, The lofty marks of what hath been. Oh, who shall lightly say that fame Is nothing but an empty name, When memory of the mighty dead, To earth-worn pilgrims...
Seite 144 - I, the undersigned, do solemnly and truly declare that I am the Seller & Skipper of the merchandise in the within invoice mentioned and described; that the said invoice is, in all respects, correct and true, and was made at...
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Seite 35 - Og6, assassinated under the forms of law, and dying on the wheel for having wished to be free! But may he among you perish, who shall dare to entertain an idea of revenge against your persecutors ! They are already delivered over to the stings of their own consciences, and covered with eternal infamy. The abhorrence in which they are held by the present race of mankind, only precedes the execration of posterity. Bury, then, in eternal oblivion every sentiment of hatred, and taste the delicious pleasure...
Seite 91 - And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
Seite 84 - Nothing can cover his high fame, but heaven ; No pyramids set off his memories, But the eternal substance of his greatness, To which I leave him.
Seite 83 - As a statesman, he enlarged the policy of the cabinet into the most comprehensive system of general advantage ; and such was the wisdom of his views and the philosophy of his counsels that to the soldier and the statesman he almost added the character of the sage.
Seite 26 - ... political rights, we have acquitted ourselves of a debt: not to have paid it, would have been a crime on our part, and a disgrace to the constitution. The legislators of a free nation certainly could not do less for you than our ancient despots have done.

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