The Diary of Philip Hone, 1828-1851, Količina 1

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Dodd, Mead,, 1889
 

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Stran 257 - So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart ; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel ; While the same plumage that had warmed his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Stran 175 - Domestic slavery, therefore, instead of being a political evil, is the corner-stone of our republican edifice. No patriot who justly estimates our privileges 'will tolerate the idea of emancipation at any period, however remote, or on any conditions of pecuniary advantage, however favorable. I would as soon open a negotiation for selling the liberty of the State at once, as for making any stipulations for the ultimate emancipation of our slaves.
Stran 180 - There is not, perhaps, in the world the same space of ground covered by so great an amount of real and personal property as the scene of this dreadful conflagration.
Stran 237 - I went this evening to a party at Mrs. Charles H. Russell's, given in honor of the bride, Mrs. William H. Russell. The splendid apartments of this fine house are well adapted to an evening party, and everything was very handsome on this occasion. The home is lighted with gas, and the quantity consumed, being greater than common, it gave out suddenly in the midst of a cotillion. "Darkness overspread the land.
Stran 30 - Post, and the latter the editor of the Commercial Advertiser. The former commenced the attack by striking Stone over the head with a cow-skin; after a few blows the men closed, and the whip was wrested away from Bryant and carried off by Stone.
Stran 209 - The Rich against the Poor! Judge Edwards the tool of the Aristocracy against the People! Mechanics and Workingmen! A deadly blow has been struck at your Liberty! The prize for which your fathers fought has been robbed from you! The Freemen of the North are now on the same level with the slaves of the South! With no other privileges than laboring that drones may fatten on your life blood!
Stran 286 - I ever saw, to be presented by the directors of the old Bank of the United States to Mr. Nicholas Biddle. It is to cost $15,000. The inscription recites all his valuable services to the institution and to the country at large, and among other things his having 'created the best currency in the world.' He deserves all they can do for him but the world is a big place. Fletcher & Co. are the artists who made the Clinton vases. Nobody in this 'world' of ours hereabouts can compete with them in their...
Stran 44 - He introduced a resolution in the Senate "that the existing duties upon articles imported from foreign countries, and not coming into competition with similar articles made or produced within the United States, ought to be forthwith abolished, except the duties upon wines and silks, and that those ought to be reduced ; and that the Committee on Finance be instructed to report a bill accordingly.
Stran 127 - The women here, like those in most warm climates, ripen very early, and decay proportionably soon. They are, generally speaking, pretty, with good complexions, and an air of freshness and brilliancy, but this I am told is very evanescent ; and whereas, in England, a woman is in the full bloom of health and beauty, from twenty to five and thirty ; here, they scarce reach the first period without being faded, and looking old.
Stran 127 - ... handkerchiefs and capes; the whole of which, to my English eye, appeared a strange marrying of incongruities. The younger daughter of our host is beautiful ; a young and brilliant likeness of Ellen Tree; with more refinement, and a smile that was, not to say a ray, buta whole focus of sun rays...

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