The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers ; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, 第 1 卷

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第 26 頁 - These sheep, simple as they are, cannot be gulled as heretofore. In short, there is no ruling them ; and now, to leave the metaphor, the heads of the mobility grow dangerous to the gentry, and how to keep them down is the question.
第 113 頁 - That the reasons assigned by the Continental Congress for declaring the United Colonies free and independent States are cogent and conclusive; and that while we lament the cruel necessity which has rendered this measure unavoidable, we approve the same, and will, at the risk of our lives and fortunes, join with the other Colonies in supporting it.
第 92 頁 - Interested men, who are not to be trusted, weak men who cannot see, prejudiced men who will not see, and a certain set of moderate men who think better of the European world than it deserves...
第 37 頁 - Parliament until a reconciliation between Great Britain and America, on constitutional principles (which we most ardently desire), can be obtained...
第 286 頁 - The finish given to the style and arrangement of the Constitution fairly belongs to the pen of Mr Morris...
第 226 頁 - My good Sir,' replied Mr Morris, 'you argue the matter so handsomely, and point out so clearly the advantages of being without legs, that I am almost tempted to part with the other.
第 37 頁 - Persuaded that the salvation of the rights and liberties of America depends, under God, on the firm union of its inhabitants in a vigorous prosecution of the measures necessary for its safety, and convinced of the necessity of preventing the anarchy and confusion which attend the dissolution of the powers of Government...
第 324 頁 - In this period the head and body of M. de Toulon are introduced in triumph. The head on a pike, the body dragged naked on the earth. Afterwards, this horrible exhibition is carried through the different streets.
第 57 頁 - Canada or of our own country, according to which party holds the same in possession, and makes a proper improvement of it. The key is ours, as yet, and provided the colonies would suddenly push an army of two or three thousand men into Canada, they might make a conquest of all that would oppose them, in the extensive province of Quebec, unless reinforcements from England should prevent it.
第 40 頁 - First. That every colony should strike for itself the sum apportioned by the continental congress : Secondly, That the continental congress should strike the whole sum necessary, and each colony become bound to sink its proportionable part; or . Thirdly. That the continental congress should strike the whole sum and apportionate the several shares...