A Summary View of America: Comprising a Description of the Face of the Country, and of Several of the Principal Cities; and Remarks on the Social, Moral and Political Character of the People: Being the Result of Observations and Enquiries During a Journey in the United States

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T. Cadell, 1824 - Electronic book - 503 pages

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Page 285 - Let not this weak, unknowing hand Presume thy bolts to throw. And 'deal damnation round the land. On each I judge thy foe.
Page 265 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page 22 - It is still increasing in magnitude and importance, and will continue to do so for a long time to come...
Page 183 - THE power of the civil magistrate extendeth to all men, as well clergy as laity, in all things temporal; but hath no authority in things purely spiritual. And we hold it to be the duty of all men who are professors of the Gospel, to pay respectful obedience to the civil authority, regularly and legitimately constituted.
Page 467 - Thine, Freedom, thine the blessings pictured here ; Thine are those charms that dazzle and endear ; Too blest indeed were such without alloy, But, fostered e'en by freedom, ills annoy. That independence Britons prize too high, Keeps man from man, and breaks the social tie : The self-dependent lordlings stand alone — All claims that bind and sweeten life unknown. Here by the bonds of nature feebly held, Minds combat minds, repelling and repelled.
Page 68 - Their only Labour was to kill the Time ; And Labour dire it is, and weary Woe. . They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle Rhyme ; Then, rising sudden, to the Glass they go, Or saunter forth, with tottering Step and slow : This soon too rude an Exercise they find ; Strait on the Couch their Limbs again they throw. Where Hours on Hours they sighing lie reclin'd, And court the vapoury God soft-breathing in the Wind.
Page 20 - Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause, An awful pause ! prophetic of her end.
Page 185 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath left " power to his church to absolve all sinners, who " truly repent and believe in him, of his great mercy, " forgive thee thine offences; and by his authority, " committed to me, I ABSOLVE THEE from all thy * In Catch. Parn See also Luther's Table Talk, c. xviii. on Auricular Confession. •f. Bishop Sparrow's Collect, p. 10. " sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, " and of the Holy Ghost. Amen* I may add,
Page 83 - Heaven. 330 So saying, with dispatchful looks in haste She turns, on hospitable thoughts intent What choice to choose for delicacy best, What order so contrived as not to mix Tastes, not well joined, inelegant, but bring Taste after taste upheld with kindliest change...
Page 185 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath left power to His Church to al)solve all sinners who truly repent and believe in Him, of His great mercy forgive thee thine offences: And by His authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

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