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Page 73 - Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And helped to plant the wound that laid thee low : So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart ; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel ; While the same plumage that had warmed his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Page 460 - Those rights then which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are ; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislature has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture.
Page 597 - Their bread of life ; alas ! no more their own. Into its furrows shall we all be cast, In the sure faith that we shall rise again, At the great harvest, when the archangel's blast Shall winnow, like a fan, the chaff and grain. Then shall the good stand in immortal bloom, In the fair gardens of that second birth ; And each bright blossom mingle its perfume With that of flowers which never bloomed on earth.
Page 34 - Their bosoms pillowed men ! And proud were they by such to stand, In hammock, fort, or glen, To load the sure old rifle — To run the leaden ball — To watch a battling husband's place, And fill it, should he fall...
Page 116 - ... employed by the government in the transaction of its fiscal affairs would no more exempt its private business from the operation of that power than it would exempt the private business of any individual employed in the same manner.
Page 569 - WHEREAS, The great precept of nature is conceded to be, that "man shall pursue his own true and substantial happiness." Blackstone in his Commentaries remarks, that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries and at all times; no human laws...
Page 86 - The fault was not — no, nor even the misfortune, — in my ' choice' (unless in choosing at all} — for I do not believe, and I must say it, in the very dregs of all this bitter business, that there ever was a better, or even a brighter, a kinder, or a more amiable and agreeable being than Lady B.
Page 117 - ... corporation, whose principal object is individual trade and individual profit ; but as a public corporation, created for public and national purposes. That the mere business of banking is, in its own nature, a private business, and may be carried on by individuals or companies having no political connection with the government, is Admitted ; but the Bank is not such an individual or company. It was not created for its own sake, or for private purposes. It has never been supposed that Congress...
Page 570 - that this law of nature, being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times : no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this — and such of them as are valid, derive all their force and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original.
Page 40 - alone ;" To mark thy strength each hour decay, And yet thy hopes grow stronger, As, filled with heavenward trust, they say " Earth may not claim thee longer ;" Nay, dearest, 'tis too much — this heart Must break when thou art gone ; It must not be ; we may not part : I could not live " alone I