Alexander Hamilton: an essay on American union : with portraits and a map

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Page 139 - endeavours to procure the concurrence of the other ' states in the appointment of commissioners to meet at ' Philadelphia on the second Monday in May next, to take ' into consideration the situation of the United States, to ' devise such further provisions as shall appear to them ' necessary to render the constitution of the Federal Govern' ment adequate to the exigencies of the Union.
Page 322 - earth desolated; were there but an Adam and an Eve left ' in every country, and left free, it would be better than ' as it now is. I have expressed to you my sentiments ' because they are really those of ninety-nine in a hundred AD 1793 ' of our citizens."
Page 8 - his horses in the chariot race; but Hercules did not wait for a contest; ' he conquered whether he stood, or walked, or sat, or whatever thing he ' did.' Man ordinarily a pendant to events, only half attached, and that awkwardly, to the world he lives in, in these examples appears to share
Page 239 - people therefore attend to those labours in which they are most proficient, in which nature and their own inclinations will render the most admirable assistance. Hamilton conceded the justice of this argument, but upon one condition —'if the system of perfect liberty to industry and commerce were the prevailing system of nations.'
Page 364 - come, When the forts of Folly fall, Find thy body by the wall. MATTHEW ARNOLD. BOOK V THE POLITICIANS CHAPTER I The End of an Epoch HAMILTON retired from Washington's cabinet on the last day AD
Page 14 - see, and may justly be said to build castles in the air ; my ' folly makes me ashamed, and I beg you '11 conceal it; yet, ' Neddy, we have seen such schemes successful when the ' projector is constant. I shall conclude saying, I wish there ' was a war.
Page 179 - solemn kind. His aspect grave, almost to sadness; his ' modesty, actually shaking; his voice deep, a little tremulous, • and so low as to call for close attention—added to the series ' of objects presented to the mind, and overwhelming it, pro' duced emotions of the most affecting kind upon the members. ' I sat entranced.'
Page 364 - Let the long contention cease I Geese are swans and swans are geese. Let them have it how they will I Thou art tired: best be still. They outtalked thee, hissed thee, tore thee
Page 28 - I earnestly lament ' the unnatural quarrel between the parent state and the ' colonies, and most ardently wish for a speedy reconciliation ' —a perpetual and mutually beneficial union"; and he protests that he is ' a warm advocate for limited monarchy, and an unfeigned wellwisher to the present Royal Family.
Page 178 - The feudal system may have worn out, but its main principle, that the tenure of property should be the fulfilment of duty, is the essence of good government. The divine right of kings may have been a plea for feeble tyrants, but

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