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 90 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 111 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 16 頁 - I have considered well his loss of time ; And how he cannot be a perfect man, Not being tried and tutored in the world...
第 35 頁 - Parliament until a reconciliation between Great Britain and America, on constitutional principles (which we most ardently desire), can be obtained...
第 282 頁 - The finish given to the style and arrangement of the Constitution fairly belongs to the pen of Mr Morris ; the task having, probably, been handed over to him by the chairman of the Committee, himself a highly respectable member, and with the ready concurrence of the others.
第 320 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 284 頁 - Morris to remark, that to the brilliancy of his genius he added — what is too rare — a candid surrender of his opinions when the lights of discussion satisfied him that they had been too hastily formed; and a readiness to aid in making the best of measures in which he had been overruled.
第 249 頁 - The main army will not easily forego their expectations. Their murmurs, though not loud, are deep. If the army, in common with all other public creditors, insist on the grant of general, permanent funds for liquidating all the public debts, there can be little doubt that such revenues will be obtained, and will afford to every order of public creditors a solid security.
第 515 頁 - Observations on the American Revolution, published according to a Resolution of Congress, by their Committee for the Consideration of those -who are desirous of comparing the Conduct of the Opposed Parties, and the several Consequences •which have flawed from it (Phila., 1779).
第 38 頁 - 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...