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Page 18 - Upon the whole, I will beg leave to tell the House what is really my opinion. It is, that the Stamp Act be repealed absolutely, totally, and immediately ; that the reason for the repeal be assigned, because it was founded on an erroneous principle.
Page 655 - Character is always known. Thefts never enrich; alms never impoverish; murder will speak out of stone walls. The least admixture of a lie — for example, the taint of vanity, any attempt to make a good impression, a favourable appearance — will instantly vitiate the effect. But speak the truth, and all nature and all spirits help you with unexpected furtherance.
Page 15 - Memorial to the House of Lords, and a Remonstrance to the House of Commons, on the subject of the proposed Stamp Act.
Page 39 - A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston, perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March, 1770: By Soldiers of the XXIXth Regiment: which with the XlVth Regiment were then Quartered there. With some Observations on the State of Things prior to that Catastrophe.
Page 5 - I will to my dying day oppose with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand, and villany on the other, as this writ of assistance is.
Page 17 - I would have solicited some kind hand to have laid me down on this floor, to have borne my testimony against it. It is now an Act that has passed. I would speak with decency of every Act of this House ; but I must beg the indulgence of the House to speak of it with freedom.
Page 337 - July, 1874, at the celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of the town, and in his paper on the " Old Planters about Boston Harbor," read before the Massachusetts Historical Society, and published in its collections, " the ablest paper,
Page 212 - Stuart, coming into the office one day and observing the uncouth figure, added with his pencil a head, wings, and claws, and exclaimed, " That will do for a salamander...
Page 221 - When a town meeting was held on any exciting subject, in Faneuil Hall, those only who obtained places near the moderator could even hear the discussion. A few busy or interested individuals easily obtained the management of the most important affairs, in an assembly in which the greater number could have neither voice nor hearing. When the subject was not generally exciting, town meetings were usually composed of selectmen, the town officers, and thirty or forty inhabitants.
Page 299 - Police officers can in no sense be regarded as agents or servants of the city. Their duties are of a public nature. Their appointment is devolved on cities and towns by the legislature as a convenient mode of exercising a function of government ; but this does not render them liable for their unlawful and negligent acts.