Biographical Sketch of Linton Stephens: (late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia) Containing a Selection of His Letters, Speeches, State Papers, Etc

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James D. Waddell
Dodson & Scott, 1877 - Judges - 434 pages
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Page 375 - Auld Nature swears, the lovely dears Her noblest work she classes, O : Her 'prentice han' she try'd on man, An
Page 339 - SECTION 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. SEC. 2. The congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Page 278 - The great Creator to revere, Must sure become the creature ; But still the preaching cant forbear, And...
Page 278 - The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip To haud the wretch in order ; But where ye feel your honour grip, Let that aye be your border ; Its slightest touches, instant pause — Debar a' side pretences ; And resolutely keep its laws, Uncaring consequences.
Page 272 - ... whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundations on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Page 18 - Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And help'd to plant the wound that laid thee low : So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impell'd the steel ; While the same plumage that had warm'd his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Page 406 - Look up, my lord. Kent. Vex not his ghost. O, let him pass! He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer.
Page 402 - They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more. Neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them to living fountains of water ; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
Page 20 - A conscience but a canker — A correspondence fix'd wi' Heav'n Is sure a noble anchor ! Adieu, dear amiable youth ! Your heart can ne'er be wanting : May prudence, fortitude, and truth Erect your brow undaunting ! In ploughman phrase, ' God send you speed,' Still daily to grow wiser ; And may you better reck the rede, Than ever did th' adviser ! ON A SCOTCH BARD, GONE TO THE WEST INDIES.
Page 271 - Government, through good fortune in arms, and through bad, one of the great elements of our strength and final success ; because the constant contrast of constitutional government on our part with the usurpations and tyrannies which characterize the government of our enemy, under the ever-recurring and ever-false plea of the necessities of war, will have the double effect of animating our people with an unconquerable zeal, and of inspiring the people of the North more and more with a desire and determination...

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