Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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M'Carty and Davis, 1864 - Pennsylvania
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Page 158 - Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them ; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments.
Page 492 - Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years ; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been...
Page 401 - A Caution and Warning to Great Britain and her colonies on the calamitous state of the enslaved Negroes.
Page 72 - Council, this day my country was confirmed to me under the great seal of England, with large powers and privileges, by the name of Pennsylvania, a name the King would give it, in honor of my father.
Page 485 - For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
Page 171 - Assigns, all that Part of the Peninsula, or Chersonese, lying in the Parts of America, between the Ocean on the East and the Bay of Chesapeake on the West...
Page 111 - I thank God there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have, these hundred years, for learning has brought disobedience and heresies and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them and libels against the best government. God keep us from both...
Page 150 - The Assistant Minister Of Christ Church And St. Peter's In Philadelphia, In North America. The literary merit of these letters is very small. The observations are extremely trite and common-place, and they are brought up in support of the most obvious principles of religion and morals. The author gives us few particulars of the state of things in Philadelphia.
Page 411 - And whereas the condition of those persons who have heretofore been denominated Negro and Mulatto slaves has been attended with circumstances which not only deprived them of the common blessings that they were by nature entitled to but has cast them into the deepest afflictions, by an unnatural separation and sale of husband and wife from each other and from their children, an injury the greatness of which can only be conceived by supposing that we were in the same unhappy case.
Page 132 - ... the best school of philosophy, morality, and politics that then existed in the province ; for our queries, which were read the week preceding their discussion, put us upon reading with attention...

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