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Page 25 - And let me speak, to the yet unknowing world, How these things came about : so shall you hear Of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts ; Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters; Of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause ; And, in this upshot, purposes mistook Fall'n on the inventors' heads : all this can I Truly deliver.
Page 228 - We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us. Did you ever think what those sleepers are that underlie the railroad ? Each one is a man, an Irishman, or a Yankee man. The rails are laid on them, and they are covered with sand, and the cars run smoothly over them. They are sound sleepers, I assure you.
Page 137 - All the penal laws of that unparalleled code of oppression, which were made after the last event, were manifestly the effects of national hatred and scorn towards a conquered people, whom the victors delighted to trample upon, and were not at all afraid to provoke.
Page 358 - ... the power of conduct, the power of intellect and knowledge, the power of beauty, and the power of social life and manners...
Page 24 - It is none of my business and it is none of your business, how long they take in determining it. It is none of my business and it is none of yours how they go about the business. The country is theirs, the government is theirs and the liberty, if they can get it, — and God speed them in getting it ! — is theirs, and so far as my influence goes, while I am President, nobody shall interfere with it.
Page 367 - ... the right of any child to attend a school receiving public money without attending the religious instruction at the school...
Page 1 - Were mankind murderous or jealous upon you, my brother, my sister? I am sorry for you, they are not murderous or jealous upon me, All has been gentle with me, I keep no account with lamentation, (What have I to do with lamentation?) I am an acme of things accomplish'd, and I an encloser of things to be.
Page 58 - If there is a free contract, in open market, between capital and labour, it cannot be right that one of the two contracting parties should have the making of the laws, the management of the conditions, the keeping of the peace, the administration of justice, the distribution of taxes, the control of expenditure, in its own hands exclusively.