Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 2

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James Grant Wilson, John Fiske
Gale Research Company, 1888 - America
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Page 223 - March 6, 1820,) which, being inconsistent with the principle of non-intervention by Congress with slavery in the States and Territories — as recognized by the legislation of 1850, commonly called the Compromise Measures — is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their...
Page 358 - There will be a new church founded on moral science, at first cold and naked, a babe in a manger again, the algebra and mathematics of ethical law, the church of men to come, without shawms or psaltery, or sackbut; but it will have heaven and earth for its beams and rafters; science for symbol and illustration; it will fast enough gather beauty, music, picture, poetry.
Page 270 - AM, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and The Diseases of Women and Children, in the Chicago Medical College.
Page 358 - So nigh is grandeur to our dust, So near is God to man, When Duty whispers low, Thou must, The youth replies, I can...
Page 370 - He was elected as a Democrat to the US House of Representatives, where he served from...
Page 355 - The stationariness of religion ; the assumption that the age of inspiration is past, that the Bible is closed ; the fear of degrading the character of Jesus by representing him as a man, indicate with sufficient clearness the falsehood of our theology. It is the office of a true teacher to show us that God is, not was ; that He speaketh, not spake.
Page 268 - I do not think, that forcing his Lordship on shipboard is sufficient ; nothing less than depriving him of life or liberty will secure peace to Virginia, as motives of resentment actuate his conduct, to a degree equal to the total destruction of the colony.
Page 343 - ... that he revived. His first words were, "Don't be alarmed. I have seen heaven. Call the nation together, that I may tell them what has appeared to me.
Page 280 - STRAY SUBJECTS ARRESTED AND BOUND OVER; being the Fugitive Offspring of the "Old Un" and the "Young Un," that have been " Laying Around Loose," and are now "tied up
Page 222 - ... which the voice utters these emotions of the soul, and blends syllables and lines into each other. It is to supply the inherent defect of harmony...

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