A memoir of S.S. Prentiss, Volume 1

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C. Scribner's sons, 1858 - Law
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Page 227 - Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among, Leaps the live thunder ! Not from one lone cloud. But every mountain now hath found a tongue. And Jura answers through her misty shroud, Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud...
Page 48 - Of witches' spells, of warriors' arms ; Of patriot battles, won of old By Wallace wight and Bruce the bold ; Of later fields of feud and fight, When, pouring from their Highland height, The Scottish clans, in headlong sway, Had swept the scarlet ranks away. While...
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Page 193 - State, and the whole number of Representatives shall, at the several periods of making such enumeration, be fixed by the Legislature, and apportioned among the several counties, cities or towns entitled to separate representation, according to the number of free white inhabitants in each, and shall not be less than thirty-six nor more than one hundred ; Provided, however, That each county shall always be entitled to at least one Representative.
Page 206 - Bills may originate in either house, and be amended, altered, or rejected by the other ; but no bill shall have the force of a law until, on three several days, it be read in each house, and' free discussion be allowed thereon, unless, in cases of urgency, four-fifths of the house in which the bill shall be depending may deem it expedient to dispense with this rule ; and every bill having passed both houses shall be signed by the speaker and president of their respective houses.

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