The American Manual; Or, New English Reader: Consisting of Exercises in Reading and Speaking, Both in Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Best Writers; to which are Added, a Succinct History of the Colonies, from the Discovery of North America to the Close of the War of the Revolution; the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and of the State of New York, for the Use of Schools
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Page 288 - thereof, unless by the law of the land, or the judgment of his peers. 2. The trial by jury, in all cases in which it has been heretofore used, shall remain inviolate forever; and no new court shall be instituted, but such as shall proceed according to the course of the common law; except such
Page 107 - our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election.' 1 If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat, but in submission and slavery!
Page 221 - I missed him on th' accustomed hill, Along the heath, and near his favorite tree: Another came; nor yet beside the rill, Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood, was he:— Approach and read (for thou canst read) the lay, Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn.
Page 195 - ago Blush'd at the praise of their own loveliness; And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts, and choking sighs Which ne'er might be repeated; who could guess If ever more should meet those mutual eyes, Since, upon nights so sweet, such awful morn could rise
Page 220 - their years, spell'd by the unletter'd muse. The place of fame and elegy supply; And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. 22. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned — Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day — ', Nor cast one longing, lingering look
Page 196 - cold and low. 8. Last noon beheld them full of lusty life, Last eve in beauty's circle proudly gay, The midnight brought the signal-sound of strife, The morn, the marshaling in arms,—the day, Battle's magnificently stern array! The thunder-clouds close o'er it, which, when rent, The earth is cover'd thick with other clay
Page 287 - Sec. 1. Members of the legislature, and all officers, executive and judicial, except such inferior officers as may by law be exempted, shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: I do solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that I will support the constitution of
Page 220 - Along the cool, sequestered vale of life. They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. 19. Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learned to stray: 20. Yet ev'n these bones from insult to protect, Some frail memorial, still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. 21.
Page 283 - but shall have only a casting vote therein. If, during a vacancy of the office of governor, the lieutenant governor shall be impeached, displaced, resign, die, or be absent from the state, the president of the senate shall act as governor, until the vacancy shall be filled, or the disability shall cease. ARTICLE IV. Sec. 1. Militia
Page 283 - In case of the impeachment of the governor, or his removal from office, death, resignation, or absence from the state, the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the lieutenant governor, for the residue of the term, or until the governor absent or impeached shall return or be acquitted.