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" Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.... "
Memoirs, correspondence and private papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. by T.J ... - Seite 298
von Thomas Jefferson - 1829
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of Thomas ..., Band 4

Thomas Jefferson - 1829
...must wander, like theirs, in foreign countries, and be contented with penury, obscurity, exile, and the glory of the nation. This example reads to us...amendment. I knew that age well : I belonged to it, and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present, but without the experience...
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of Thomas ..., Band 4

Thomas Jefferson - 1829
...misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering. Then begins, indeed, the bettum omnium in omnia, which some philosophers observing...amendment. I knew that age well : I belonged to it, and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present, but without the experience...
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: From the Papers of Thomas ..., Band 4

Thomas Jefferson - 1829
...misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering. Then begins, indeed, the bellitm omnium in omnia, which some philosophers observing...they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well : 1 belonged to it, and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present,...
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Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas ..., Band 4

Thomas Jefferson - 1830
...this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows...amendment.^ I knew that age well : I belonged to it, and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present, but without the experience...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - 1832 - 556 Seiten
...' verily a great man hath fallen this day in Israel.' PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENT, POPULAR RIGHTS.—" Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious...did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well: 1 belonged to it, and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present,...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - 1832 - 556 Seiten
...verily a great man hath fallen this day in Israel.' PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENT, POPULAR RIGHTS. — " Some . men look at constitutions with sanctimonious...than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendments I knew that age well: I belonged to it, nnd labored with it. It deserved well of its country.-...
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Life of Thomas Jefferson: With Selections from the Most Valuable Portions of ...

B. L. Rayner - 1834 - 431 Seiten
...necessarily limited, but possess great interest and value. THE CONSTITUTION — POPULAR RIGHTS. — ' Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious...amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it, and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present, but without the experience...
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The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States ..., Band 2

George Tucker - 1837
...because the prepossessions of age are generally in favour of times that are past. " Some men," he says, " look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence,...did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well. 1 belonged to it, and laboured with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present,...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ..., Band 5

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - 1838
...the majority are dead in every nineteen years. ' "Some men look at constitutions with sactimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant,...amendment. I knew that age well: I belonged to it, and labored with ii. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present, but without the experience...
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Report of the Debates and Proceedings of the Convention for the Revision of ...

Kentucky. Constitutional Convention - 1849 - 1129 Seiten
...•of all the executive offices of the county." "Some men look at constitutions with saneti' monious reverence, and deem them, like the ark 'of the covenant,...sacred to be touched. They ' ascribe to the men of the preceeding age a wis' dom more than human, and suppose what they 'did, to be beyond amendment. I know...
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