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Page 43 - These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Page 109 - The right of reform is in the nation in its original character, and the constitutional method would be by a general convention elected for the purpose.
Page 44 - The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Page 163 - It is only in the CREATION that all our ideas and conceptions of a word of God can unite. The Creation speaketh an universal language, independently of human speech or human language, multiplied and various as they be.
Page 158 - Robespierre; he was seized and imprisoned in his turn, and sentenced to transportation. He has since apologized to me for having signed the warrant, by saying he felt himself in danger and was obliged to do it.
Page 126 - If, to expose the fraud and imposition of monarchy, and every species of hereditary government; to lessen the oppression of taxes ; to propose plans for the education of helpless infancy, and the comfortable support of the aged and distressed ; to...
Page 5 - After the sermon was ended, I went into the garden, and as I was going down the garden steps (for I perfectly recollect the spot) I revolted at the recollection of what I had heard, and thought to myself that it was making God Almighty act like a passionate man, that killed his son. when he could not revenge himself in any other way, and as I was sure a man would be hanged that did such a thing, I could not see for what purpose they preached such sermons.
Page xxxv - I Thomas Paine, of the state of New York, author of the work entitled ' Common Sense,' written in Philadelphia, in 1775, and published in that city the beginning of 'January, 1776, which awaked America to a Declaration of Independence, on the fourth of July following, which was as fast as the work could spread through such an extensive country ; author also of the several numbers of the
Page 101 - He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird. Accustomed to kiss the aristocratical hand that hath purloined him from himself, he degenerates into a composition of art, and the genuine soul of nature forsakes him. His hero or his heroine must be a tragedy- victim expiring in show, and not the real prisoner of misery, sliding into death in the silence of a dungeon.