American Patriots and Statesmen, from Washington to Lincoln: Patriotism of the colonies, 1492-1774

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Albert Bushnell Hart
Printed at the Collier Press, 1916 - United States
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Page 187 - In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry of courts and schools : There shall be sung another golden age, The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts.
Page 238 - ... ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. However, let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us; "God helps them that help themselves," as Poor Richard says in his almanac of 1733.
Page 366 - No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us : they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging.
Page 364 - Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?
Page 154 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 239 - Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and He that riseth late must trot, all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while Laziness travels so slowly, that Poverty soon overtakes him. Drive thy business, let. not that drive thee; and Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise, as Poor Richard says.
Page 187 - In happy climes, where from the genial sun And virgin earth such scenes ensue, The force of art by- nature seems outdone, And fancied beauties by the true : In happy climes the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and...
Page 238 - They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows. "Friends," says he, "and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have...
Page 242 - And again, Three removes are as bad as a fire ; and again, Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee ; and again : If you would have your business done, go ; if not, send. And again : He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.
Page 68 - Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid...

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