Life of James Sullivan: with Selections from His Writings, 第 2 卷

Phillips, Sampson, 1859 - 429 頁


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第 375 頁 - Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the northwesternmost head of Connecticut River...
第 185 頁 - Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none or a very remote relation. Hence, she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
第 72 頁 - France, he should be received "as the representative of a great, free, powerful and independent nation. " He forthwith nominated Mr. Murray, and afterwards joined with him Ellsworth and Davie, as commissioners to negotiate with the directory. This measure received the approbation of most of his federal friends, and, among them, of Dexter, Lincoln and Knox, but created mortal offence in his cabinet, whom he had omitted to consult. The secretaries, Pickering, Wolcott and...
第 162 頁 - Do not believe that I am inculcating opinions, tending to disturb the peace of society. On the contrary, they are the only principles that can preserve it. It is more dangerous for the laws to give security to a man, disposed to commit outrages on the persons of his fellow-citizens, than to authorize those, who must otherwise meet irreparable injury, to defend themselves VOL.
第 30 頁 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
第 372 頁 - Lawrence ; comprehending all islands within twenty leagues of any part of the shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn due east from the points where the aforesaid boundaries between Nova Scotia on the one part, and East Florida on the other, shall respectively touch the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean ; excepting such islands as now are, or heretofore have been, within the limits of the said province of Nova Scotia.
第 188 頁 - No man, nor corporation or association of men, have any other title to obtain advantages or particular and exclusive privileges distinct from those of the community than what arises from the consideration of services rendered to the public...
第 161 頁 - That which is an irreparable injury to one man, and which he would feel himself bound to repel even by the instantaneous death of the aggressor, or by his own, would be a very trivial misfortune to another. There are men in every civilized community whose happiness and usefulness would be forever destroyed by a beating which another member of the same community would voluntarily receive for a five-dollar bill. Were the laws to authorize a man of elevated mind and refined feelings of honor to defend...
第 163 頁 - ... he may, from the violence of his passion, destroy me without intending it; he may maim or greatly injure me; by beating me he must disgrace me. This alone destroys all my prospects, all my happiness, and all my usefulness. Where shall I fly when thus rendered contemptible ? Shall I go abroad ? Every one will point at me the finger of scorn. Shall I go home ? My children — I have taught them to shrink from dishonor; will they call me father ? What is life...