Seven Decades of the Union: The Humanities and Materialism, Illustrated by a Memoir of John Tyler, with Reminiscences of Some of His Great Contemporaries. The Transition State of this Nation--its Dangers and Their Remedy

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1881 - Presidents - 310 pages

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Page 178 - I shall resort to the fathers of the great republican school for advice and instruction, to be drawn from their sage views of our system of Government, and the light of their ever glorious example.
Page 304 - I thank God there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have them these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience and heresy and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both!
Page 200 - Crittenden) to distribute the proceeds of the sales of the public lands among the several states, was no stranger in this chamber.
Page 21 - Not perfect, nay, but full of tender wants, !No Angel, but a dearer being, all dipt In Angel instincts, breathing Paradise, Interpreter between the Gods and men, Who...
Page 82 - ... hate, If greeted once ; however brief the date That friendship, pity, or aversion knew, Still there within the inmost thought he grew. You could not penetrate his soul, but found, Despite your wonder, to your own he wound ; His presence haunted still ; and from the breast He forced an all-unwilling interest : Vain was the struggle in that mental net, His spirit seem'd to dare you to forget!
Page 115 - He never stooped to the arena of partisan discussions, but in the consideration of important subjects, especially that of the removal of the public deposits from the Bank of the United States, he proved himself to be a statesman of high rank, and a most accomplished debater.
Page 21 - And girdled her with music. Happy he With such a mother ! faith in womankind Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high Comes easy to him, and tho' he trip and fall He shall not blind his soul with clay.
Page 44 - ... them; the lesson taught the inhabitants of the coast of Barbary, that we have the means of chastising their piratical encroachments, and awing them into justice; and that theme...
Page 129 - Congress possessed this bank power ; and this adjudication was sustained and reaffirmed whenever afterward the question arose before the court. After recounting the occasions, during his public career, on which he had expressed an opinion, against the power of Congress to charter a Bank of the United States, the President proceeds to say : " Entertaining the opinions alluded to, and having taken this oath, the Senate and the country will see that...
Page 136 - To bear no malice nor hatred in my heart: To keep my hands from picking and stealing, and my tongue from evil speaking, lying, and slandering: To keep my body in temperance, soberness, and chastity: Not to covet nor desire other men's goods; But to learn and labour truly to get mine own living, And to do my duty in that state of life unto which it shall please God to call me.

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