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Page 166 - The discovery of America, and that of a passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two greatest and most important events recorded in the history of mankind.
Page 161 - This early discovery of the spirit of his followers taught Columbus, that he must prepare to struggle, not only with the unavoidable difficulties which might be expected from the nature of his undertaking, but with such as were likely to arise from the ignorance and timidity of the people under his command ; and he perceived that the art of governing the minds of men would be no less requisite for accomplishing the discoveries which he had in view, than naval skill and undaunted courage.
Page 267 - A free passage to be granted to the army under Lieutenant-general Burgoyne to Great Britain, upon condition of not serving again in North America during the present contest...
Page 41 - Here, said they, he formed our youth, and taught our children to love their country, and to honour their parents. In this place, he gave us his admirable lessons, and sometimes made us seasonable reproaches, to engage us more warmly in the pursuit of virtue. Alas ! how have we rewarded him for such important services ! Athens was in universal mourning and consternation. ' The schools were shut up, and all exercises suspended. The accusers were called to account for the innocent blood they had vot.
Page 59 - Peace, having a golden eagle between them, with wings extended, as ready to take its flight. But nothing could equal the magnificence of the king; he was clothed in a vest of purple, striped with silver, and over it a long robe, glittering all over with gold and precious stones, that represented two falcons rushing from the clouds, and pecking at one another. Around his waist he wore a golden girdle, after the manner of women, whence his cimeter hung, the scabbard of which flamed all over with...
Page 264 - that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Page 242 - an act to restrain " the trade and commerce of the provinces of Massachusetts Bay " and New Hampshire, and colonies of Connecticut and Rhode" Island, and Providence Plantation, in North America, to Great '• Britain, Ireland, and the British islands in the West Indies ; and " to prohibit such provinces and colonies from carrying on any "fishery on the Banks of Newfoundland, and other places therein' " mentioned, under certain conditions and limitations.
Page 273 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
Page 283 - The Board having maturely considered these facts, do also report to his Excellency General Washington, that Major Andre, Adjutant General to the British army, ought to be considered as a spy from the enemy, and that agreeably to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death.