Report of the Special Committee Appointed by the Common Council of the City of New York, to Make Arrangements for the Reception of Gov. Louis Kossuth, the Distinguished Hungarian Patriot (Google eBook)

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order of the Common council, 1852 - 756 pages
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Page 635 - The martyrs who have hallowed by their blood the ground of Concord trusted themselves, and occupied the place Divine Providence assigned them. Sir, the words are yours which I quote. You have told your people that they are now men, and must accept, in the highest mind, the same
Page 190 - And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new spangled ore, Flames in the forehead of the morning
Page 188 - the deep interest which we feel in the spread of liberal principles, and the establishment of free governments, and the sympathy with which we witness every struggle against oppression, forbid that we should be indifferent in a case in which the strong arm of a foreign power is invoked to stifle public sentiment, and
Page 256 - The eternal years of God are hers ; But error, wounded, writhes in pain, . And dies among— Let me add, sir, with his worshippers.
Page 578 - nothing in such a war, after abandoning our ancient policy of amity and non-intervention in the affairs of other nations, and thus justifying them in abandoning the terms of forbearance and non-interference, which they have hitherto preserved toward us ; after the downfall, perhaps, of the friends of liberal institutions in Europe; her
Page 723 - that the United States cannot remain indifferent in a case in which the strong arm of a foreign power is invoked to stifle public sentiment, and to oppress the spirit of freedom in any country.
Page 427 - while larger states, abdicating the principle of centralization, will cease to be a blood-field to sanguinary usurpation and a tool to the ambition of wicked men; municipal institutions will insure the development of local, particular elements. Freedom, formerly an abstract political theory, will become the household benefit to municipalities; and out of the welfare
Page 162 - to humanity, if every despot of the world may dare to trample down the laws of humanity and no free nation arises to make respected these laws. People of the United States, humanity expects that your glorious republic will prove to the world, that republics are formed on virtue. It expects to see you the guardians
Page 604 - Hall had to speak, and therein is the mystery of their success. They were not wiser than the public spirit of their audience, but they were the eloquent interpreters of the people's enlightened instinct. No man can force the harp of his own individuality into the people's heart; but every man may play upon the
Page 429 - muskets by which Napoleon murders the people which gave him a home when he was an exile; and by the groans of new martyrs in Sicily, Milan, Vienna and Pesth. The very sympathy which I met in England, and was expected to meet here, throws my sisters into the dungeons of

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