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Page 208 - I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country...
Page 137 - God sifted a whole nation, that He might send choice grain into the wilderness.
Page 80 - We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs; High as the heavens our voices raise; And earth, with her ten thousand tongues, Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. Wide as the world is thy command, Vast as eternity thy love; Firm as a rock thy truth must stand, When rolling years shall cease to move.
Page 304 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made ;w But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 87 - Commonwealth; and do, for ourselves and our successors and such as shall be adjoined to us at any time hereafter, enter into combination and confederation together...
Page 328 - Whereas, attempts have been made to establish literary institutions in this State for the instruction of colored persons belonging to other States and countries, which would tend to the great increase of the colored population of the State, and thereby to the injury of the people...
Page 127 - ... the constitution of this State and the Constitution of the United States.
Page 537 - ... indebted for this admirable government ? I will name them; their names ought to be engraven on brass and live forever. They were Chief Justice Ellsworth and Roger Sherman of Connecticut, and Judge Patterson of New Jersey. The other states, further south, were blind; they did not see the future.
Page 264 - Edmund Palmer, an officer in the enemy's service, was taken as a spy lurking within our lines ; he has been tried as a spy, condemned as a spy, and shall be executed as a spy : and the flag ia ordered to depart immediately. " ISRAEL PUTNAM. " PS — He has, accordingly, been executed.