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Page 3 - And he gave it for his opinion, " That whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 194 - If any person come near the calves, they clap their heads close to the ground, and lie like a hare in form to hide themselves.
Page 107 - When, said he, I was building my first steam-boat at New York, the project was viewed by the public either with indifference or with contempt, as a visionary scheme. My friends, indeed, were civil, but they were shy. They listened with patience to my explanations, but with a settled cast of incredulity on their countenances. I felt the full force of the lamentation of the poet, • " Truths would you teach, to save a sinking land, All shun, none aid you, and few understand.
Page 11 - Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent Tobacco, which goes far beyond all their panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. A good vomit, I confess, a virtuous herb if it be well qualified, opportunely taken, and medicinally used, but, as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as Tinkers do Ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish and damned Tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.
Page 372 - I have been ten years learning every head in my parish, and obtaining an inventory of their moral, intellectual, and domestic wants ; I have laid my plan. I must have ten years to carry it into execution, and the ten following to correct their faults and vices.
Page 20 - That as they admit of greater breadth of tire than other carriages, and as the roads are not acted on so injuriously as by the feet of horses in common draught, such carriages will cause less wear of roads than carriages drawn by horses." " 9. That rates of toll have been imposed on steam carriages which would prohibit their being used on several lines of roads, were such charges permitted to remain unaltered.
Page 113 - ... constant excess of the market rate of interest above the rate limited by law, they have added to the expense incurred by borrowers on real security ; and that such borrowers have been compelled to resort to the mode of granting annuities on lives, — a mode which has been made a cover for obtaining higher interest than the rate limited by law, and has further subjected the borrowers to enormous charges, or forced them to make very disadvantageous sales of their estates.
Page 183 - Unfixt, is in a verdant ocean lost. Another Flora there, of bolder hues, And richer sweets, beyond our garden's pride, Plays o'er the fields, and showers with sudden hand Exuberant spring...
Page 194 - The principal external appearances which distinguish this breed of cattle from all others, are the following : Their colour is invariably white ; muzzles black ; the whole of the inside of the ear, and about one-third of the outside, from the tip downwards, red* ; horns white, with black tips, very fine, and bent upwards : some of the bulls have a thin upright mane, about an inch and a half or two inches long.