Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy, Junior, of Massachusetts Bay, 1744-1775

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Little, Brown, 1875 - 431 Seiten
 

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Seite 52 - What might this be? A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory, Of calling shapes and beckoning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names On sands and shores and desert wildernesses.
Seite 325 - This Country will never be worth Living in for Lawyers and Gentlemen, till the Charter is taken away.
Seite 209 - We must be grossly ignorant of the importance and value of the prize for which we contend; we must be equally ignorant of the powers of those who have combined against us; we must be blind to that malice, inveteracy, and insatiable revenge which actuate our enemies, public and private, abroad and in our...
Seite 302 - ... of this act. And if it shall appear so to have been done, the jury shall find for the defendant or defendants.
Seite 255 - It will be immedicabile vulnus, — a wound of that rancorous, malignant, corroding, festering nature, that in all probability it will mortify the whole body. " ' Let us then, my Lords, set to this business in earnest ; not take it up by bits and scraps as formerly, just as exigencies pressed, without any regard to general relations, connections, and dependencies.
Seite 300 - Boston, or in the said bay or islands, until it shall sufficiently appear to his Majesty that full satisfaction hath been made by or on behalf of the inhabitants of the said town of Boston to the united company of merchants of England trading to the East Indies, for the damage sustained by the said company by the destruction of their goods sent to the said town of Boston...
Seite 313 - The whole strange purpose of their lives, to find Or make an enemy of all mankind! Not one looks backward, onward still he goes, Yet ne'er looks forward further than his nose.
Seite 34 - it is twice blessed — It blesses him that gives and him that takes," does he not utter beautiful poetry as well as unquestionable truth?
Seite 340 - Indeed, it is found by experience, that whenever the unconstitutional oppressions, even of the sovereign power, advance with gigantic strides and threaten desolation to a state, mankind will not be reasoned out of the feelings of humanity; nor will sacrifice their liberty by a scrupulous adherence to those political maxims, which were originally established to preserve it.
Seite 94 - I was however, upon the whole, much amused ; — but as a citizen and friend to the morals and happiness of society, I should strive hard against the admission, and much more the establishment of a theatre, in any state of which I was a member.

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