Oration Delivered Before the City Council and Citizens of Boston, on the One Hundred and Fourth Anniversary of the Declaration of American Independence, July 5, 1880, Issues 1-10

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order of the City Council, 1880 - Fourth of July orations - 54 pages
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Page 28 - I cannot tell, what you and other men Think of this life; but, for my single self, I had as lief not be, as live to be In awe of such a thing as I m,yself.
Page 44 - I, AB do truly and sincerely acknowledge, profess, testify and declare, that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is, and of right ought to be, a free, sovereign and independent State; and I do swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the said Commonwealth, and that I will defend the same against traitorous conspiracies...
Page 43 - Union preserved by invasions of the rights and powers of the several States. In thus attempting to make our General Government strong we make it weak. Its true strength consists in leaving individuals and States as much as possible to themselves...
Page 8 - Thy spirit, Independence, let me share, Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye ! Thy steps I follow, with my bosom bare, Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.
Page 20 - ... to make laws and ordinances for the good and welfare of the said company and for the government and ordering of the said lands and plantations and the people inhabiting and to inhabit the same as to them from time to time shall be thought meet: So as such laws and ordinances be not contrary or repugnant to the laws and statutes of this our realm of England.
Page 43 - Its true strength consists in leaving individuals and states, as much as possible, to themselves — in making itself felt, not in its power but in its beneficence, not in its control but in its protection, not in binding the States more closely to the centre, but leaving each to move unobstructed in its proper orbit.
Page 8 - Whether it be lawful to resist the Supreme Magistrate, if the Commonwealth cannot otherwise be preserved...
Page 32 - HANCOCK, whose offences are of too flagitious a nature to admit of any other consideration than that of condign punishment.
Page 23 - Such is the obstinacy and inflexible disposition of the man, that he never can be conciliated by any office or gift whatever.
Page 44 - I shall also be called upon to make another declaration, with the same solemnity, to support the constitution of the United States. I see the consistency of this, for it cannot have been intended but that these constitutions should mutually aid and support each other. It is my humble opinion that, while the commonwealth of Massachusetts maintains her own just authority, weight, and dignity, she will be among the firmest pillars of the federal Union. "May the administration...

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