Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography, Volume 2

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James Grant Wilson, John Fiske
D. Appleton, 1888 - America
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Page 211 - 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 own way, subject only to the constitution of the United States...
Page 347 - ... We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds. The study of letters shall be no longer a name for pity, for doubt, and for sensual indulgence. The dread of man and the love of man shall be a wall of defence and a wreath of joy around all.
Page 350 - 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 347 - 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 130 - November, 1764, was one of those of its distinguished members chosen to prepare an address to the king, a memorial to the lords, and a remonstrance to the house of commons, in opposition to the stamp act.
Page 231 - The child that is unborn," said Sarah Drummond,—" a notorious and wicked rebel,"—" shall have cause to rejoice for the good that will come by the rising of the country...
Page 329 - The Mississippi and Ohio Rivers : containing Plans for the Protection of the Delta from Inundation ; and Investigations of the Practicability and Cost of improving the Navigation of the Ohio and Other Rivers by Means of Reservoirs.
Page 260 - 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 101 - We have now entered upon a new phase of the struggle. Relieved from the necessity of guarding particular points, our army will be free to move from point to point, to strike the enemy in detail far from his base.
Page 362 - He was elected as a Democrat to the US House of Representatives, where he served from...

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