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Stran 259 - The presence of foreigners ineligible to become citizens of the United States is declared to be dangerous to the well-being of the State, and the Legislature shall discourage their immigration by all the means within its power.
Stran 139 - O, it is excellent To have a giant's strength ; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant.
Stran 20 - England — of that great compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs, which is called public opinion...
Stran 478 - So far from thinking their commonwealth godless, the Americans conceive that the religious character of a government consists in nothing but the religious belief of the individual citizens, and the conformity of their conduct to that belief.
Stran 665 - America, in her swift onward progress. sees, looming on the horizon and now no longer distant, a time of mists and shadows, wherein dangers may lie concealed whose form and magnitude she can scarcely yet conjecture.
Stran 536 - ... keep its doors closed against him. In England great wealth, skilfully employed, will more readily force these doors to open. For in England great wealth can, by...
Stran 546 - Nor public flame, nor private dares to shine; Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine Lo, thy dread empire, Chaos ! is restored; Light dies before thy uncreating word : Thy hand, great Anarch, lets the curtain fall, And universal darkness buries all.
Stran 649 - It is the same everywhere, from the Mississippi to the Pacific. Men seem to live in the future rather than in the present : not that they fail to work while it is called to-day, but that they see the country, not merely as it is, but as it will be twenty, fifty, a hundred years hence, when the seedlings shall have grown to forest- trees.
Stran 565 - I repeat that, if a talent is to be speedily and happily developed, the great point is that a great deal of intellect and sound culture should be current in a nation. " We admire the tragedies of the ancient Greeks ; but, to take -a correct view of the case, we ought rather to admire the period and the nation in which their production was possible than the individual authors ; for though these pieces differ a little from...