Society in America, Volume 2

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Saunders and Otley, 1837 - United States

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Page 410 - Help us to stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free...
Page 131 - ... shall be fined not less than two hundred and fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars and imprisoned not exceeding ninety days; and in addition thereto the county judge shall dismiss him from such service.
Page 384 - From the instant that your slaveholding States become the theatre of war, civil, servile or foreign, from that instant the war powers of Congress extend to interference with the institution of slavery in every way in which it can be interfered with, from a claim of indemnity for slaves taken or destroyed, to the cession of the State burdened with slavery to a foreign power.
Page 135 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man: and every citizen may freely speak, write, and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 336 - No cruel guard of diligent cares, that keep Crown'd woes awake, as things too wise for sleep : But reverent discipline, and religious fear, And soft obedience, find sweet biding here ; Silence, and sacred rest; peace, and pure joys...
Page 336 - A hasty portion of prescribed sleep; Obedient slumbers, that can wake and weep, And sing, and sigh, and work, and sleep again; Still rolling a round sphere of still-returning pain.
Page 158 - American: Americans may travel over the world, and find no society but their own which will submit [as much] to the restraint of perpetual caution, and reference to the opinions of others. They may travel over the whole world, and find no country...
Page 199 - But does it, after all, characterise any community among us ? Is there any one to which a qualified observer shall point, and say, There opinion is free ? On the contrary, is it not a fact, a sad and deplorable fact, that in no land on this earth is the mind more fettered than it is here?
Page 383 - Mexico ; and the example will threaten her with imminent danger of a war of colours in her own islands. She will take possession of Cuba and of Porto Rico, by cession from Spain or by the batteries from her wooden walls ; and if you ask her by what authority she has done it, she will ask you, in return, by what authority you have extended your seacoast from the Sabine to the Rio Bravo.
Page 259 - The progression or emancipation of any class usually, if not always, takes place through the efforts of individuals of that class: and so it must be here. All women should inform themselves of the condition of their sex, and of their own position.

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