Travels in Mexico, South America, Etc. Etc, Svazek 1

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W. H. Allen & Company, 1863

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Strana 141 - ... education, as they did in aristocratic times ; and then they are suddenly abandoned, without a guide and without assistance, in the midst of all the irregularities inseparable from democratic society.
Strana 147 - The standard of good behavior for the continuance in office of the judicial magistracy, is certainly one of the most valuable of the modern improvements in the practice of government. In a monarchy it is an excellent barrier to the despotism of the prince; in a republic it is a no less excellent barrier to the encroachments and oppressions of the representative body. And it is the best expedient which can be devised in any government...
Strana 94 - ... exists against the crime of setting on foot military expeditions within the limits of the United States, to proceed from thence and make war upon the people of unoffending States with whom we are at peace. In this respect a happy change has been effected since the commencement of my administration. It surely ought to be the prayer of every Christian and patriot that such expeditions may never again receive countenance in our country, or depart from our shores.
Strana 147 - The cause of this difference lies in the simple fact, that the Americans have acknowledged the right of the judges to found their decisions on the Constitution rather than on the laws.
Strana 127 - Blackfeet, where none go to hunt for fear of meeting enemies and where those who go to war abstain from hunting. The whole region as far as the eye could reach was covered with buffalo, in bands varying from hundreds to thousands.
Strana 141 - As it is neither possible nor desirable to keep a young woman in perpetual and complete ignorance, they hasten to give her a precocious knowledge on all subjects. Far from hiding the corruptions of the world from her, they prefer that she should see them at once, and train herself to shun them ; and they hold it of more importance to protect her conduct, than to be over-scrupulous of the innocence of her thoughts.
Strana 93 - Reduced to our present position by the cowardice of some, the incapacity of others, and the treachery of many, the army has written a page of American history which it is impossible to forget or to erase.
Strana 130 - Bed and Assiniboine rivers, along which the settlement extends for 50 miles. Soil comparatively fertile and the climate salubrious, but summer frosts, generated by undrained marshes, sometimes blast the hopes of the husbandman, &c. Settled by Lord Selkirk by a grant from the Hudson's Bay Company, in 1802. The Bishop of Montreal says that the soil is beyond example rich and productive, a wheat crop having been raised from the same land without manure for eighteen successive years.
Strana 141 - ... inseparable from democratic society. The Americans are more consistent. They have found out that in a democracy the independence of individuals cannot fail to be very great, youth premature, tastes illrestrained, customs fleeting, public opinion often unsettled and powerless, paternal authority weak, and marital authority contested.
Strana 96 - Islanders will obtain full guarantees from the sovereignty under which they arc to be placed by the treaty of November 28, 1859. To obtain, however, the object at which we aim, we do not make war against the people of Honduras, but only against a government which stands in the way of the interests, not only of Honduras, but of all Central America. The people of Honduras may therefore rely upon all the protection thcy may require for their rights, both of person and property.

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