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Seite 734 - At the same time let the sovereign authority of this country over the colonies be asserted in as strong terms as can be devised, and be made to extend to every point of legislation whatsoever. That we may bind their trade, confine their manufactures, and exercise every power whatsoever, except that of taking their money out of their pockets without their consent.
Seite 169 - You may ravage — you cannot conquer ; it is impossible : you cannot conquer the Americans. You talk of your numerous friends to annihilate the congress, and of your powerful forces to disperse their army : I might as well talk of driving them before me with this crutch ! But what would you conquer — the map of America?
Seite 314 - His Highness the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties" was proposed; also, "His Serene Highness,
Seite 133 - I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country...
Seite 297 - Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice ; the love of power and the love of money. Separately, each of these has great force in prompting men to action ; but, when united in view of the same object, they have in many minds the most violent effects. Place before the eyes of such men a post of...
Seite 58 - Small islands not capable of protecting themselves are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a Continent to be perpetually governed by an island.
Seite 95 - ... as a private person, when it related to his public station.
Seite 300 - Among other deformities, it has an awful squinting; it squints towards monarchy; and does not this raise indignation in the breast of every true American? Your President may easily become king. Your Senate is so imperfectly constructed that your dearest rights may be sacrificed by what may be a small minority; and a very small minority may continue forever unchangeably this government, although horridly defective. Where are your checks in this government?
Seite 224 - When the cook has a mind to cut a figure, which I presume will be the case tomorrow, we have two beefsteak pies, or dishes of crabs, in addition, one on each side of the...