Life of George Washington: commander in chief of the American army through the revolutionary war, and the first president of the United States
Printed for J. Stockdale, 1808 - Počet stran: 560
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The life of George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the ..., Svazky 1–2
Úplné zobrazení - 1858
The life of George Washington: commander in chief of the American army ...
Úplné zobrazení - 1856
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Strana 495 - The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.
Strana 488 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all...
Strana 495 - ... can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it ? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. Who can doubt that, in the course of time and things, the fruits of such a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages which might be lost by a steady adherence to it ? Can it be that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity...
Strana 490 - Liberty itself will find in such a government, with powers properly distributed and adjusted, its surest guardian. It is, indeed, little else than a name...
Strana 485 - Hence likewise they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments, which under any form of government are inauspicious to liberty, and. which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
Strana 483 - The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you in your National capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles.
Strana 488 - All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force — to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful...
Strana 479 - The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the Executive Government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived, when your, thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom...