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Page 27 - An Act for preventing the mischiefs arising from the printing and publishing Newspapers and papers of a like nature by persons not known and for regulating the printing and publication of such papers in other respects and also for restraining the abuses arising from the publication of blasphemous and seditious libels...
Page 112 - ... upon the legitimate sphere of state sovereignty. Sustained by its healthful and invigorating influence, the federal system can never fall. " In the collection of the revenue, the long credits authorized on goods imported from beyond the Cape of Good Hope are the chief cause of the losses at present sustained. If these were shortened to six, nine, and twelve...
Page 88 - Under this simple form of municipal government, the inhabitants of the country have lived from time immemorial. The boundaries of the villages have been but seldom altered ; and though the villages themselves have been sometimes injured and even desolated by war, famine and disease, the same name, the same limits, the same interests and even the same families, have continued for ages. The inhabitants...
Page 134 - I was three years in India before I was master of any other pillow than a book or a cartridge-pouch; my bed was a piece of canvass, stretched on four cross sticks, whose only ornament was the great coat that I brought from England, which, by a lucky invention, I turned into a blanket in the cold weather, by thrusting my legs into the sleeves, and drawing the skirts over my head.
Page 149 - I like the Greeks, who are plausible rascals, — with all the Turkish vices, without their courage. However, some are brave, and all are beautiful, very much resembling the busts of Alcibiades: — the women not quite so handsome. I can swear in Turkish; but, except one horrible oath, and ' pimp,' and ' bread,' and ' water,' I have got no great vocabulary in that language.
Page 134 - I am establishing funds to repair it in another; and my coat is in danger of losing the sleeves, while I am pulling it off) to try on a new waistcoat.
Page 155 - tis he) remain ; The situation seems still form'd for fame — A hundred thousand men might fight again With ease ; but where I sought for Ilion's walls, The quiet sheep feeds, and the tortoise crawls...
Page 146 - A few years' knowledge of other countries than our own will not incapacitate me for that part. If we see no nation but our own, we do not give...
Page 227 - Foreign conquerors have treated the natives with violence, and often with great cruelty, but none has treated them with so much scorn as we ; none has stigmatized the whole people as unworthy of trust, as incapable of honesty, and as fit to be employed only where we cannot do without them. It seems to be not only ungenerous, but impolitic, to debase the character of a people fallen under our dominion...