The Americans, in Their Moral, Social, and Political Relations, Tom 1

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Marsh, Capen and Lyon, 1837 - 423

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Strona 179 - He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.
Strona 188 - There is, probably, no people on earth with whom business constitutes pleasure, and industry amusement, in an equal degree with the inhabitants of the United States of America. Active occupation is not only the principal source of their happiness, and the foundation of their national greatness, but they are absolutely wretched without it, and instead of the "dolce far niente," know but the horrors of idleness.
Strona 140 - ... to all prudent men the government of any place is more inviting than the soil. For what is good land without good laws ? The better the worse. And if we could not assure people of an easy and free and safe government, both with respect to their spiritual and worldly...
Strona 188 - Business is the very soul of an American: he pursues it, not as a means of procuring for himself and his family the necessary comforts of life, but as the fountain of all human felicity...
Strona 108 - Congress. Postmasters may send and receive, free of postage, letters and packets, not exceeding half an ounce in weight ; and they may receive one daily newspaper each, or what is equivalent thereto. Printers of Newspapers may send one paper to each and every other printer of newspapers within the United States, free of postage, under such regulations as the Postmaster- General may provide.
Strona 230 - ... ascribed; and all her policy and laws are put upon such an equitable footing, that neither life, estates, nor dignities, depend on the caprice or arbitrary power of any single individual, nor is there any room for any person, who by care, frugality, and diligence, has once acquired an affluent fortune or estate, to fear a deprivation of them by any act of violence, oppression, or injustice. " The administration of justice in the country...
Strona 84 - If you put this question to me," says Sir Robert, "as a minister, I must and can assure you, that the money shall most undoubtedly be paid as soon as suits with public convenience: but if you ask me as a friend, whether Dean Berkeley should continue in America, expecting the payment of 20,000/., I advise him by all means to return home to Europe, and to give up his present expectations.
Strona 169 - 1. Resolved, That it is expedient that more systematic and more vigorous efforts be made by the, Christian public, to restrain and prevent the intemperate use of intoxicating liquors. " 2. That an individual of acknowledged talents, piety, industry, and sound judgment, should be selected and employed as a permanent agent, to spend his time, and use his best exertions for the suppression and prevention of the intemperate use of intoxicating liquors.
Strona 19 - I ascribe it more willingly to the great assiduity with which American ladies discharge their duties as mothers. No sooner are they married than they begin to lead a life of comparative seclusion ; and once mothers, they are actually buried to the world.
Strona 168 - States, had betaken themselves to preaching the doctrine of revenge, instead of that of the atonement, and thereby forced the good people, to apply the doctrine to those, who evinced the most zeal for its propagation. But, as I have said before, the Lynch law is not, properly speaking, an opposition to the established laws of the country, or is, at least, not contemplated as such, by its adherents ; but rather as a supplement to them, — a species of common law, which is as old as the country, and...

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