The second part of Armata

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John Murray, 1817 - Utopias - 209 pages
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Page 44 - Of a steep wilderness whose hairy sides With thicket overgrown, grotesque and wild. Access denied; and overhead up - grew Insuperable highth of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene, and, as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 148 - Equity, without deciding upon the rights of the parties, administer to the ends of justice by assuming a jurisdiction ; (4.) To remove impediments to the fair decision of a question in other courts ; (5.) To provide for the safety of property in dispute pending a litigation, and to preserve property in danger of being dissipated or destroyed by those, to whose care it is by law...
Page 56 - As when a scout, Through dark and desert ways with peril gone All night, at last by break of cheerful dawn Obtains the brow of some high-climbing hill ; Which to his eye discovers unaware The goodly prospect of some foreign land First seen ; or some renown'd metropolis, With glistering spires and pinnacles adorn'd ; Which now the rising sun gilds with his beams.
Page 114 - I myself have seen the ungodly in great power : and flourishing like a green bay-tree. 37 I went by, and lo, he was gone : I sought him, but his place could no where be found.
Page 171 - To continue this momentous subject, be assured that the very being of your country, above all at this moment, depends upon your making your own soil support your most extended population, and that to consider population as an evil, is to be wiser than God, who, in your earth as in mine, commanded man to increase and multiply, and who, I am persuaded, throughout all creation, has ordained that nothing should go backward or stand still.
Page 110 - On his third and last point, the ' Education of Theatrical performers,' I give my sentiments. " Another cause has long obstructed a more continued succession of superior actors, but which, for the improved manners and genius of many of them, both dead and living, has been for some time insensibly wearing away; I mean the estimation in which the stage has been regarded.* " This is delicately worded, ' estimation,' according to the sense in which the author has employed * ' Armata,
Page 87 - My confidence in this opinion is the more, . .. unshaken unshaken from the recollection that I held it at the very time, in common with a man whom to have known as I did would have repaid all the toils and perils you have undergone.— I look upon you, indeed, as a benighted traveller, to have been cast upon our shores after this great light was set. — Never was a being gifted with an understanding so perfect, nor aided by a perception which suffered nothing to escape from its dominion.
Page 50 - ... foolishly involved in at the other extremity of our planet? — Can the human imagination extend farther to the belief, that even this monstrous claim was acceded to? — the children of a misguided parent desired only to know what she demanded, that they might have the grace of rendering it as a spontaneous grant, to be bestowed under the same forms of government and under the sanction of the very magistrates which she herself had created for the purpose. — Must I lastly trespass upon, or...
Page 99 - ... to judge them. — In any other nation the consequences to the accused must have been FATAL : but there is a talisman in Armata which, whilst it is preserved inviolate, will make her immortal,— HER COURTS OF JUSTICE SPOKE ALOUD TO HER PARLIAMENT: —THUS FAR SHALT THOU GO, AND NO FARTHER.
Page 16 - ... crowd, with the pickpockets whose imprisonments have just expired, and with the culprits they have amerced. This is by no means an ancient custom amongst us, but one of late years, most ignorantly and thoughtlessly introduced. Supreme Judges, and, indeed, magistrates of every description, — above all, when coming immediately and publicly from their tribunals, should have some suitable distinctions to point out their stations, and to continue, by habits of association, the reverence inspired...

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