Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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American Antiquarian Society., 1883 - United States
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Page 116 - Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 119 - States shall be divided or appropriated.. ..of granting letters of marque and reprisal in times of peace... .appointing courts for the trial of piracies and felonies committed on the high seas and establishing courts for receiving and determining finally appeals in all cases of captures, provided that no member of congress shall be appointed a judge of any of the said courts.
Page 118 - That it be and is hereby recommended to the several legislatures in the United Colonies, as soon as possible, to erect courts of Justice, or give jurisdiction to the courts now in being for the purpose of determining concerning the captures to be made as aforesaid, and to provide that all trials in such case be had by a jury under such qualifications, as to the respective legislatures shall seem expedient.
Page 180 - And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins, though there be not so much blood in them as was in those of the ancients. But it is not only the difficulty and...
Page 77 - New Experiments Physico-mechanical, touching the spring of the air, and its effects ; (made for the most part in a new pneumatical engine) written .... by the honourable Robert Boyle, Esq* experiment xxxvi.
Page 54 - The impressions of sense, unconnected by some rational and speculative principle, can only end in a practical acquaintance with individual objects ; the operations of the rational faculties, on the other hand, if allowed to go on without a constant reference to external things, can lead only to empty abstraction and barren ingenuity. Real speculative knowledge demands the combination of the two ingredients ; — right reason, and facts to reason upon.
Page 191 - Governor and commander in Chief, in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, and to the Honorable the Council, and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, January, AD 1740.
Page 177 - God, he would humble us therefore, and pardon all the errors of his servants and people, that desire to love his name ; that he would remove the rod of the wicked from off the lot of the righteous ; that he would bring in the American heathen, and cause them to hear and obey his voice. Given at Boston, December 17, 1696, in the eighth year of his Majesty's reign. ISAAC ADDINGTON, Secretary.
Page 163 - God, yet in foro humano it cannot come under the judgment of felony, because no external act of violence was offered whereof the common law can take notice, and secret things belong to God ; and hence it was that before the statute of 1 James 1, c.
Page 356 - Near the side of the body was found a plate of silver which appears to have been the upper part of a sword scabbard; it is six inches in length and two inches in breadth, and weighs one ounce; it has no ornaments or figures, but has three longitudinal ridges...

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