Rule and Misrule of the English in America: By the Author of "Sam Slick the Clock-maker".

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Harper & Brothers, 1851 - 379 páginas
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This book analyzes the actions of the British government upon the colonial governments of America, including Canada, Quebec, and others. The author discusses the various troubles, overall restlessness, and effectiveness of the British response to such.
 

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Página 282 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Página 64 - Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Página 381 - The English Language In its Elements and Forms. With a History of its Origin and Development, and a full Grammar.
Página 24 - Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic...
Página 24 - Having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia...
Página 260 - Every one with this writ may be a tyrant ; if this commission be legal, a tyrant in a legal manner, also, may control, imprison, or murder any one within the realm. In the next place, it is perpetual, there is no return. A man is accountable to no person for his doings. Every man may reign secure in his petty tyranny, and spread terror and desolation around him, until the trump of the archangel shall excite different emotions in his soul.
Página 252 - That after the first three years, when the proportion of money arising out of each Colony to the general treasury can be known, the number of members to be chosen for each Colony shall, from time to time, in all ensuing elections, be regulated by that proportion, yet so as that the number to be chosen by any one Province be not more than seven nor less than two.
Página 136 - Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and...

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