The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, 1851 - United States
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Page 266 - Sans check, to good and bad : But when the planets, In evil mixture, to disorder wander, What plagues, and what portents ! what mutiny ! What raging of the sea ! shaking of earth ! Commotion in the winds ! frights, changes, horrors, Divert and crack, rend and deracinate The unity and married calm of states Quite from their fixture...
Page 199 - If you thus behave yourselves, and so become a terror to evil doers and a praise to them that do well...
Page 265 - The heavens themselves, the planets and this centre, Observe degree, priority and place, Insisture, course, proportion, season, form, Office and custom, in all line of order...
Page 274 - First follow Nature, and your judgment frame By her just standard, which is still the same...
Page 266 - Strength should be lord of imbecility, And the rude son should strike his father dead : Force should be right ; or rather, right and wrong, Between whose endless jar justice resides, Should lose their names, and so should justice too. Then...
Page 265 - Keeps honour bright. To have done, is to hang Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail In monumental mockery. Take the instant way; For honour travels in a strait so narrow, Where one but goes abreast...
Page 525 - The seats of the members of council of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the first year ; of the second class at the expiration of the second year; and of the third class at the expiration of the third year, so that one third may be chosen every year; and if vacancies happen by resignation or otherwise, the same shall be filled at the next ensuing election.
Page 266 - Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows...
Page 527 - The President shall have power to fill all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session; but no person rejected by the Senate shall be reappointed to the same office during their ensuing recess.
Page 265 - O'er-run and trampled on: then what they do in present, Though less than yours in past, must o'ertop yours; For time is like a fashionable host That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his arms outstretch'd, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer: welcome ever smiles, And farewell goes out sighing.

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