The Lives of Eminent Philadelphians, Now Deceased (Google eBook)

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W. Brotherhead, 1859 - Biography - 993 pages
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Page 382 - Seest thou a man diligent in his calling, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men...
Page 339 - HAPPY day that fixed my choice On thee, my Saviour and my God ! Well may this glowing heart rejoice, And tell its raptures all abroad.
Page 265 - States, to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the constitution of the federal government adequate to the exigencies of the union...
Page 463 - In other countries the people, more simple and of a less mercurial cast, judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance. Here they anticipate the evil and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle. They augur misgovernment at a distance, and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.
Page 520 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: 12 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
Page 746 - As for nobility in particular persons, it is a reverend thing to see an ancient castle or building not in decay, or to see a fair timber tree sound and perfect. How much more to behold an ancient noble family, which hath stood against the waves and weathers of time.
Page 913 - the Sam. Adams of Philadelphia, the life of the cause of liberty.
Page 421 - Those scholars, who shall merit it, shall remain in the college until they shall respectively arrive at between fourteen and eighteen years of age ; they shall then be bound out by the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Philadelphia, or under their direction, to suitable occupations, as those of agriculture, navigation, arts, mechanical trades, and manufactures...
Page 54 - DO not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you.
Page 702 - Four Dissertations on the RECIPROCAL ADVANTAGES of a PERPETUAL UNION BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER AMERICAN COLONIES.

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