The North American Review, Volume 161

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University of Northern Iowa, 1895 - North American review and miscellaneous journal
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Page 712 - He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
Page 599 - The President is authorized to prescribe such regulations for the admission of persons into the civil service of the United States as may best promote the efficiency thereof, and ascertain the fitness of each candidate in respect to age, health, character, knowledge, and ability for the branch of the service into which he seeks to enter...
Page 689 - Sea, and it shall be the duty of the President at a timely season in each year to issue his proclamation, and cause the same to be published for one month...
Page 409 - Is it well that while we range with Science, glorying in the Time, City children soak and blacken soul and sense in city slime ? There among the glooming alleys Progress halts on palsied feet, Crime and hunger cast our maidens by the thousand on the street.
Page 3 - In his little box of stage properties he kept six or eight cunning devices, tricks, artifices for his savages and woodsmen to deceive and circumvent each other with, and he was never so happy as when he was working these innocent things and seeing them go.
Page 599 - The use by these officials of their positions to compass their selection as delegates to political conventions is indecent and unfair ; and proper regard for the proprieties and requirements of official place will also prevent their assuming the active conduct of political campaigns. Individual interest and activity in political affairs are by no means condemned. Officeholders are neither disfranchised nor forbidden the exercise of political privileges ; but their privileges are not enlarged nor...
Page 705 - And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.
Page 242 - What is deference to authority but the deference to superior knowledge or wisdom which reason pays, and which, if its grounds, intellectual or moral, fail or become doubtful, reason will withdraw ? This is just as true with regard to the authority of tradition as with regard to that of a living informant or adviser ; just as true with regard to the authority of a Church as with regard to that of an individual teacher or guide. Authority, Mr. Balfour says, as the term is used by him, " is in all cases...
Page 102 - A religion is a form of belief, providing an ultra-rational sanction for that large class of conduct in the individual where his interests and the interests of the social organism are antagonistic, and by which the former are rendered subordinate to the latter in the general interests of the evolution which the race is undergoing.
Page 1 - The Pathfinder and The Deerslayer stand at the head of Cooper's novels as artistic creations. There are others of his works which contain parts as perfect as are to be found in these, and scenes even more thrilling. Not one can be compared with either of them as a finished whole. The defects in both of these tales are comparatively slight. They were pure works of art. — Prof. Lounsbury. The five tales reveal an extraordinary fullness of invention. . . . One of the very greatest characters in fiction,...

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