Col. John Wise of England and Virginia (1617-1695): His Ancestors and Descendants (Google eBook)

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Bell Books and Stationery Company, 1918 - 352 pages
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Page 9 - A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
Page 47 - That all writs, processes, commissions, patents, grants, and other things, which now run in the name and style of the keepers of the liberty of England by authority of Parliament...
Page 92 - Government which the most needs support: the other that, like the analogous branch in the English government, it is already too strong for the republican parts of the Constitution, and therefore, in equivocal cases, they incline to the Legislative powers, the former of these are called Federalists, sometimes Aristocrats or monocrats and Sometimes tories, after the corresponding sect in the English government, of exactly the same definition: the latter are Stiled Republicans, Whigs, Jacobins, Anarchists,...
Page 92 - I used the last of these terms and for these reasons; both parties claim to be Federalists and Republicans, and I believe with truth as to the great mass of them ; these appellations therefore designate neither exclusively and all the others are Slanders, except those of Whig and Tory .which alone characterize the distinguishing principles of the two sects as I have before explained them ; as they have been known...
Page 290 - Above the Shield is placed an Helmet befitting his Degree with a Mantling Gules the doubling Argent on a Wreath of his liveries is set for his Crest a Heart proper and in an Escroll above the Crest this motto Fortis Et Fidelis...
Page 47 - I do declare and promise that I will be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England as it is now established, without a King or House of Lords.
Page 176 - Henry A. Wise, his antecedents in civil life, and his age, caused his bearing upon this most trying retreat to shine conspicuously forth. His unconquerable spirit was filled with as much earnestness and zeal in April, 1865, as when he first took up arms, four years ago; and the freedom with which he exposed a long life laden with honors proved he was willing to sacrifice it if it would conduce towards attaining the liberty of his country.
Page 18 - Why, how now, Wise!' quoth the king. 'What! hast thou lice here ? ' ' An', if it like your majestie/ quoth Sir William, ' a louse is a rich coat ; for by giving the louse I part arms with the French king, in that he giveth the flour-de-lice.
Page 198 - At the age of 21, he graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia where he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the class of 1895.
Page 279 - In his will, he speaks of having " now fallen into years." Judging from the language of ardent piety used in the introduction, he was an eminently good man. He mentions his son John, and his daughters Mary Hawkins and Susannah Davis. He recommends his son John to bring up one of his sons to the work of the ministry, which was, he says, "the employment of my predecessors to the third, if not the fourth generation.

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