Life of James Sullivan: with selections from his writings

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Phillips, Sampson and company, 1859 - Judges
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Page 267 - Every subject of the Commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay; conformably to the laws.
Page 405 - Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the northwesternmost head of Connecticut River...
Page 345 - Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in their graves shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and shall come forth : they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation,
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Page 30 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
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Page 177 - I say, that when a man has patiently suffered one beating, he has almost insured a repetition of the insult. It is a most serious calamity, for a man of high qualifications for usefulness, and delicate sense of honor, to be driven to such a crisis, yet should it become inevitable, he is bound to meet it like a man, to summon all the energies of the soul, rise above ordinary maxims, poise himself on his own magnanimity, and hold himself responsible only to his God. Whatever may be the consequences...
Page 179 - ... passion, destroy me without intending it; he may maim or greatly injure me; by beating me he must disgrace me. This alone destroys all my prospects, all my happiness, and all my usefulness. Where shall I fly when thus rendered contemptible ? Shall I go abroad ? Every one will point at me the finger of scorn. Shall I go home ? My children — I have taught them to shrink from dishonor; will they call me father ? What is life...

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