The Life and Times of Martin Van Buren: The Correspondence of His Friends, Family and Pupils; Together with Brief Notices, Sketches, and Anecdotes, Illustrative of the Public Career of James Knox Polk, Benjamin F. Butler ... &c
Cooke & Company, 1846 - 308 strani
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Adams Albany American appears appointed Argus Attorney Bank Barker believe bill Buren Butler Calhoun called candidate cause character charter Clay Clinton committee conduct Congress considered Convention course Court Dear Sir democratic dollars doubt election England favor feel friends give given Governor hands honor hope House influence institutions interest Jackson Jesse Hoyt John Judge land legislature letter majority March Marcy matter means measure Michigan millions never nomination notes opinion opposed party passed person political Polk present President principles question reason received removed republican respect Secretary secure Senate sent slave tell Texas thing truly Union United Van Buren views vote Washington whole wish write wrote York Young
Stran 36 - That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment...
Stran 263 - Great Britain is the nation which can do us the most harm of any one, or all on earth; and with her on our side we need not fear the whole world. With her then, we should most sedulously cherish a cordial friendship; and nothing would tend more to knit our affections than to be fighting once more, side by side, in the same cause.
Stran 158 - I care not, fortune, what you me deny : You cannot rob me of free nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face ; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave : Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave.
Stran 267 - What a stupendous, what an incomprehensible machine is man! who can endure toil, famine, stripes, imprisonment, and death itself, in vindication of his own liberty, and, the next moment, be deaf to all those motives whose power supported him through his trial, and inflict on his fellow men a bondage, one hour of which is fraught with more misery, than ages of that which he rose in rebellion to oppose.
Stran 286 - That our title to the whole of the territory of Oregon is clear and unquestionable; that no portion of the same ought to be ceded to England or any other power; and that the re-occupation of Oregon and the re-annexation of Texas at the earliest practicable period are great American measures, which this convention recommends to the cordial support of the Democracy of the Union.
Stran 267 - The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.
Stran 286 - Resolved, That our title to the whole of the Territory of Oregon is clear and unquestionable ; that no portion of the same ought to be ceded to England or any other power...
Stran 93 - Vice is undone, if she forgets her birth, And stoops from angels to the dregs of earth ; But 'tis the fall degrades her to a whore ; Let greatness own her, and she's mean no more : Her birth, her beauty, crowds and courts confess, Chaste matrons praise her, and grave bishops bless; In golden chains the willing world she draws, And hers the gospel is, and hers the laws ; Mounts the tribunal, lifts her scarlet head, And sees pale virtue carted in her stead.
Stran 3 - But at the conclusion of a ten years war, how are we recompensed for the death of multitudes and the expense of millions, but by contemplating the sudden glories of paymasters and agents, contractors and commissaries, whose equipages shine like meteors, and whose palaces rise like exhalations?
Stran 271 - European nation should be respected, but it is due alike to our safety and our interests that the efficient protection of our laws should be extended over our whole territoial limits, and that it should be distinctly announced to the world as our settled policy, that no future European colony or dominion shall, with our consent, be planted or established on any part of the North American continent.