Outlines of Universal History from the Creation of the World to the Present Time

Jenks, Hickling and Swan, 1854 - 559 páginas

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Página 292 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience, and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both!
Página 300 - It being one chief project of that old deluder Satan to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues...
Página 472 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution which at any time exists till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.
Página 367 - That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, and that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown...
Página 387 - Letters," he attacked with the same wanton scorn as Voltaire the faith of the Church, and the whole form and system of government in France, and in the same way, by wit and irony, turned the customs and social position of his contemporaries into ridicule. In his ingenious treatise " On the Causes of the Greatness and the Decline of the Romans," he tried to prove that patriotism and self-reliance rendered a state great, but that despotism brought it to destruction. His third work, " On the Spirit...
Página 95 - ... deprived of one of her finest frontier provinces and left open to the French invader, against whom the petty princes of Southern Germany being, consequently, unprotected, they fell, in course of time, under the influence of their powerful neighbour. At Osnabriick, peace was concluded with Sweden, which was indemnified for the expenses of the war by the payment of five million...
Página 369 - ... place and stores, and over 2,000 prisoners. The enemy then crossed the Hudson in force, and Washington was obliged to abandon Fort Lee, on the Jersey shore, with a great quantity of baggage and artillery.
Página 364 - England ; they voted to send another petition to the king, and an address to the people of Great Britain...
Página 368 - Men imagined they saw in him a sage of antiquity, come back to give austere lessons and generous examples to the moderns. They personified in him the republic, of which he was the representative and the legislator. They regarded his virtues as those of his countrymen, and even judged of their physiognomy by the imposing and serene traits of his own.
Página 292 - I thank God there are no free schools or printing, and I hope we " shall not have them these hundred years. For learning has brought " heresy, and disobedience, and sects into the world, and printing has " divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us

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