Our Countrymen: Or, Brief Memoirs of Eminent Americans

Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, 1855 - 407 頁


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第 162 頁 - Otis was a flame of .fire ; with a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical events and dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before him. American Independence was then and there born.
第 401 頁 - With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
第 28 頁 - This advice, thus beat into my head, has frequently been of use to me; and I often think of it, when I see pride mortified, and misfortunes brought upon people by their carrying their heads too high.
第 404 頁 - For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God : but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
第 10 頁 - The best part of a community is always the least, and of that least part the wiser are still less...
第 28 頁 - I did not understand him, till I felt my head hit against the beam. He was a man that never missed any occasion of giving instruction, and upon this he said to me, "•You are young, and have the world before you ; STOOP as you go through it, and you will miss many hard thumps.
第 154 頁 - Lincoln had been a member of the Convention that framed the Constitution of the United States...
第 44 頁 - He is seventy years old; his whole life is consecrated to business, which he passionately loves, whether important or not; or rather, with respect to him, there is none of the latter description. He has all -the simplicity in his dress, all the importance, and even pedantry, becoming the great magistrate of a small republic.
第 70 頁 - TTAPPILY he did not need the smart of guilt to make him virtuous, nor the 11 'regret of folly to make him wise," were the words uttered by one who knew Fisher Ames well, and appreciated his noble character.