The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 12

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Lee and Shepard, 1877
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Página 140 - or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate ; Not cities proud with spires and turrets crowned; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride ; Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed Baseness wafts perfume to Pride : No ; MEN, high-miuded MEN, Men, who their duties know, But know their
Página 206 - undertook to speak in the name of " the good people " of the Colonies. Here was a national act . In the Declaration of Rights which it put forth, — fit precursor of the Declaration of Independence,— it grandly claims, that, by the immutable laws of Nature, the principles of the English Constitution, and the several Charters,
Página 183 - And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, .... and they shall be no more two nations Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions.
Página 341 - expulsion from office, his vindication must be in every respect and on each charge beyond a doubt. He must show that his longer continuance in office is not inconsistent with the public safety,— " Or at least so prove it, That the probation bear no hinge nor loop To hang a doubt on.
Página 212 - of the Ohio, fertile and rich beyond imagination, where are now prosperous States rejoicing in the Union. All these cessions were on the condition that the lands should " be disposed of for the common benefit of the United States, and be settled and formed into distinct republican States.
Página 381 - Constitution leaves no doubt as to the proper functions of the Supreme Court. It may hear and determine " all cases in law and equity arising under the Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made under their authority "; but
Página 230 - gives to them a national name, and this was his legacy: " The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
Página 220 - in all our deliberations we kept steadily in our view that which appears to us the greatest interest of every true American, the consolidation of our Union, in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our National existence.
Página 355 - Provided, That the Secretaries of State, of the Treasury, of War, of the Navy, and of the Interior, the Postmaster-General, and the Attorney-General, shall hold their offices respectively for and during the term of the President by whom they may have been appointed and for one mouth thereafter, subject to removal by and with the advice and consent
Página 206 - Constitution, and the several Charters, all the inhabitants are " entitled to life, liberty, and property," and then announces "that the foundation of English liberty and of all free government is a right in the people to participate in their legislative council.

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