Eminent Americans: Comprising Brief Biographies of Three Hundred and Thirty Distinguished Persons

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Mason brothers, 1857 - 416 strani
 

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Stran 411 - Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings ; he shall not stand before mean men...
Stran 162 - 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.
Stran 154 - Lincoln had been a member of the Convention that framed the Constitution of the United States...
Stran 404 - 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.
Stran 351 - And say to mothers, what a holy charge Is theirs; with what a kingly power their love Might rule the fountains of the new-born mind. Warn them to wake at early dawn, and sow Good seed before the world hath sown her tares; Nor in their toil decline ; that angel bands May put the sickle in, and reap for God, And gather to his garner.
Stran 130 - The part he acted against me in the late war, which is of public notoriety, will account for my leaving him no more of an estate he endeavoured to deprive me of.
Stran 28 - 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.
Stran 123 - HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, OF THE STATUTE OF VIRGINIA FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND FATHER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA: because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.
Stran 28 - The last time I saw your father was in the beginning of 1724, when I visited him after my first trip to Pennsylvania. He received me in his library, and on my taking leave showed me a shorter way out of the house through a narrow passage, which was crossed by a beam overhead. We were still talking as I withdrew, he accompanying me behind, and I turning partly towards him, when he said hastily, " Stoop, stoop ! " I did not understand him till I felt my head hit against the beam.
Stran 166 - In 1876 he was a member of the convention to revise the constitution of the state, and the same year, one of the Republican Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States.

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