Dictionary of Americanisms: A glossary of words and phrases, usually regarded as peculiar to the United States

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Bartlett and Welford, 1848 - Americanisms - 412 pages
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This much-admired classic of American slang, authored by noted antiquarian and bibliographer Bartlett in 1848, has appeared in more incarnations over the years than Elvis; it was released in four ... Read full review

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Page 64 - He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither.
Page 128 - That if the President of the United States shall in his judgment and discretion deem it most advisable, instead of proceeding to submit the foregoing resolution to the Republic of Texas, as an overture on the part of the United States for admission, to negotiate with that Republic; then...
Page 25 - I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
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Page 12 - In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls, and those in which a state shall be a party, the supreme court shall have original jurisdiction. In all other cases before mentioned, the supreme court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.
Page 228 - ... and richness, and power, and blessing; that they had apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, and evangelists ; the same order, the same priesthood, the same ordinances, gifts, powers, and blessing, as was enjoyed on the eastern continent ; that the people were cut off...
Page 254 - A Platform of Church Discipline gathered out of the word of God: and agreed upon by the Elders; and Messengers of the Churches assembled in the Synod at Cambridge in New England to be presented to the Churches and General! Court for their consideration and acceptance, in the Lord.
Page 50 - Massachusetts to organize it, and make preparations for the defence of the country, he found a great want of ammunition and other means necessary to meet the powerful foe he had to contend with, and great difficulty to obtain them.
Page 177 - Hobson kept a stable of forty good cattle, always ready and fit for travelling: but when a man came for a horse, he was led into the stable, where there was great choice, but he obliged him to take the horse which stood next to the stable door: so that every customer was alike well served according to his chance, and every horse ridden with the same justice...
Page 231 - For endless years, through every mild domain Where grows the maize, there thou art sure to reign. But man, more fickle, the bold license claims, In different realms to give thee different names.

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