Report of the Committee of Arrangements of the Common Council of the City of New York, Upon the Funeral Ceremonies in Commemoration of the Death of Gen. Andrew Jackson, Ex-President of the United States

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第 283 頁 - Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt. Dispraise or blame, nothing but well and fair. And what may quiet us in a death so noble.
第 279 頁 - I shall scarcely find an inducement to commence their career of ambition, when gray hairs and a decaying frame, instead of inviting to toil and battle, call me to the contemplation of other worlds, where conquerors cease to be honored, and usurpers expiate their crimes.
第 279 頁 - I may, that it is not in a splendid government, supported by powerful monopolies and aristocratical establishments, that they will find happiness or their liberties protected, but in a plain system, void of pomp, protecting all and granting favors to none...
第 280 頁 - ... liberties protection, but in a plain system, void of pomp, protecting all and granting favors to none, dispensing its blessings like the dews of heaven, unseen and unfelt save in the freshness and beauty they contribute to produce. It is such a government that the genius of our people requires — such an one only under which our States may remain for ages to come united, prosperous, and free.
第 274 頁 - Having mentioned this incident, I feel it right to state my entire conviction that in this, as in every other act of his public life, he proceeded under a deep sense of what he believed to be the injunction of duty ; and duty was ever to him as the voice of heaven. ' My God would not have smiled on me,' was his characteristic remark, when speaking of this affair to him who addresses you, ' had I punished only the poor, ignorant savages, and spared the white men who set them on.
第 154 頁 - Indifferent to other rewards, he aspired throughout life to an honorable fame, and so loved his fellow-men that he longed to dwell in their affectionate remembrance. Heaven gave him length of days and he filled them with deeds of greatness.
第 204 頁 - That as a testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased, the members and officers of this House will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days. Resolved, That the proceedings of this House, in relation to the death of the Hon. JOHN C. CALHOUN, be communicated to the family of the deceased by the Clerk.
第 279 頁 - No; the ambition which leads me on is an anxious desire and a fixed determination to return to the people unimpaired the sacred trust they have confided to my charge; to heal the wounds of the Constitution and preserve it from further violation...
第 279 頁 - I can not close this substitute for that defense which I have not been allowed to present in the ordinary form without remarking that I have lived in vain if it be necessary to enter into a formal vindication of my character and purposes from such an imputation. In vain do I bear upon my person enduring memorials of that contest in which American liberty was purchased...
第 264 頁 - Him that is able to do for us exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think...