The Universal Cyclopaedia, Volume 11

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Page 215 - It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
Page 30 - The States severally have not retained their entire sovereignty. It has been shown that in becoming parts of a nation, not members of a league, they surrendered many of their essential parts of sovereignty.
Page 183 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
Page 76 - The spy is punishable with death by hanging by the neck, whether or not he succeed in obtaining the information or in conveying it to the enemy.
Page 127 - TWENTY OF THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE, being the whole Number printed in Quarto during his Life-Time, or before the Restoration, Collated where there were different Copies, and published from the Originals, By George Steevens, Esq., in Four Volumes.
Page 31 - ... denied. How then can that state be said to be sovereign and independent, whose citizens owe obedience to laws not made by it, and whose magistrates are sworn to disregard those laws, when they come in conflict with those passed by another ? What shows conclusively that the states...
Page 157 - A person is insolvent within the meaning of this act who either has ceased to pay his debts in the ordinary course of business or cannot pay his debts as they become due, whether he has committed an act of bankruptcy or not, and whether he is insolvent within the meaning of the federal bankruptcy law or not. (4) Goods are in a
Page 239 - My sole view in this resignation was, that I might be more at liberty to devote myself to that new function to which the Lord had called me. On my resigning my office a higher degree of rank was offered me ; but this I utterly declined, lest it should be the occasion of inspiring me with pride.
Page 30 - The states, then, for all these important purposes, were no longer sovereign. The allegiance of their citizens was transferred, in the first instance, to the government of the United States ; they became American citizens, and owed obedience to the constitution of the United States, and to laws made in conformity with the powers it vested in congress.
Page 30 - PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, and GEORGIA, to be free, sovereign, and independent States; that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same, and every part thereof.