Constantine and Eugene, Or An Evening at Mount Vernon

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author, 1818 - 252 Seiten
 

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Seite 33 - For forms of government let fools contest— That which is best administered is best...
Seite 118 - Posons donc pour maxime que, lorsqu'il s'agit du bien public, le bien public n'est jamais que l'on prive un particulier de son bien, ou même qu'on lui en retranche la moindre partie par une loi ou un règlement politique. Dans ce cas, il faut suivre à la rigueur la loi civile, qui est le palladium de la propriété.
Seite 105 - I pray you, speak not ; he grows worse and worse; Question enrages him : at once, good night : — Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once.
Seite 29 - Set a beggar on horseback and he will ride to the devil,
Seite 44 - The kings of Rome were not absolute or hereditary, but limited And elective. They could neither enact laws, nor make war or peace, without the concurrence of the senate and people.
Seite 75 - Chambers completely handcuffed, and with chains nine time* round them, twisted by the hand of the Constitution herself. The hovering vulture of the approaching Consulate may indeed be busy at their livers ; but like Prometheus on the Caucasean rocks, they are unable to stir hand or foot. — See the bait suspended over the new river. — Fry of all descriptions surround it. — Look at that slippery eel fit for nothing but the frying-pan, what longing eyes he turns towards it — That...
Seite 77 - G a you have it — Not yet — As often as you make a spring, so often will the line be twitched from you — But what have we in that clear water? This is a very rare genus; it was formerly known in Europe, but is now so uncommon, that it may be said to be extinct ; it is called a windum, and is of excellent flavour. I must not treat this...
Seite 119 - ... can be justified in possessing those lands to the same monopolizing amount , which his ancestor obtained by his superior dexterity in wielding the sword , or promoting commotions among his countrymen, plunged at that period in a state of barbarism ? But Rome holds out a beacon which may serve us as a sure guide. It was the inordinate wealth of Pompey, Caesar , and Crassus, which caused the downfall of the Republic.
Seite 76 - What, nibbling minnow! wiltthou out-dare the dare ? — Comes an antiquated barbel, hardly able to work his weedy way, but yet the old dotard darts at the bait — you are not the fish I want — Here is a perch proud of his red coat ; no, no, I'll have no fry of such glaring colour — Look at that carp with small head, but spatium...

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