Travels in Mexico, South America, etc, Svazek 1

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Strana 141 - 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 137 - ... 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 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 141 - 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 95 - Islands find themselves in nearly the same position the Americans held in Nicaragua, in November, 1855. The same policy which led Guardiola to make war on us will induce him to drive the people of the Islands from Honduras. A knowledge of this fact has led certain residents of the Islands to call on the adopted citizens of Nicaragua for aid in the maintenance of their rights of person and property.
Strana 137 - 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 137 - ... 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 137 - Long before an American girl arrives at the age of marriage, her emancipation from maternal control begins : she has scarcely ceased to be a child, when she already thinks for herself, speaks with freedom, and acts on her own impulse.
Strana 180 - ... animals from the jaguar downwards. He had visited the Great Fall on the Parana (the Salto Grande in Sir W. Parish's work, p. 230), where the whole volume of its waters is suddenly contracted to a width of sixty yards, and falls in a cataract of about as many feet in height, dashing down with such a thundering noise that it is said to be heard at a distance of five or six leagues, and for about 100 miles afterwards the river is one succession of falls and rapids as far as the junction of the Curitiba....
Strana 96 - Nacaraguans, and with the people of the Bay Islands, to place in the government of Honduras those who will yield the rights lawfully required in the two states. Thus, the Nicaraguans will secure a return to their adopted country, and the Bay Islanders will obtain full guarantees from the sovereignty under which they are to be placed by the treaty of November 28, 1859.

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