Elements of Universal History for Higher Institutes in Republics and for Self-instruction

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Charles H. Whiting, 1884 - World history - 336 pages
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Page 199 - June 1776, he submitted a resolution, declaring, " that the united colonies are and ought to be free and independent states ; that they are absolved from all allegiance, to the British crown ; and that all political connection, between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
Page 4 - Do to another what you would he should do unto you ; and do not unto another what you would should not be done unto you ; thou only needest this law alone ; it is the foundation and principle of all the rest.
Page 213 - Go, Monsieur, tell those who sent you that we are here by the will of the People, and that nothing but the force of bayonets shall send us hence...
Page 166 - Effingham, a man of courage and capacity, was admiral, and took on him the command of the navy : Drake, Hawkins, and Frobisher, the most renowned seamen in Europe, served under him. The principal fleet was stationed at Plymouth.
Page 287 - ... all men are created equal; and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; and that among these are, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...
Page 149 - I cannot and will not retract, because there is neither wisdom nor safety in acting against conscience. Here I stand ; I cannot do otherwise : God help me ! Amen.
Page 27 - Nothing more, replied the servant, than as soon as you have drank off the draught to walk about till you find your legs grow weary, and afterwards lie down upon your bed.
Page 28 - He then obliged them to restrain their tears. In the mean time, he kept walking to and fro, and when he found his legs grow weary, he laid down upon his back, as he had been directed. The poison then operated more and more. When Socrates found it began to gain upon the heart, uncovering his face, which had been covered, without doubt, to prevent any thing from disturbing him in his last moments, —
Page 24 - Be that as it may, those that were sent to assassinate him, not daring to enter his house, surrounded it, and set it on fire. As soon as he perceived it, he got together large quantities of clothes and hangings, and threw them upon the fire to choke it ; then having...
Page 272 - ... its task of constructing the new Constitution, which was adopted on the 4th of November, 1848, by a vote of seven hundred and thirty-nine in its favor, and thirty in opposition. It declared that the French nation had adopted the republican form of government, with one legislative assembly, and that the executive power should be vested in a President, to be elected by universal suffrage, for a term of four years. Its principles were declared to be liberty, equality, and fraternity ; and the basis...

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