Aphorisms on Man, Manners, Principles & Things...

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Printed at the Oracle office for the author, 1810 - Aphorisms and apothegms - 148 pages

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Page 12 - ... and also to an act, entitled, " An act, supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefit, thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.
Page 32 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 26 - Custom governs the world; it is the tyrant of our feelings and our manners and rules the world with the hand of a despot.
Page 34 - Rioja. |HE man who will share his purse with you in the days of poverty and distress, and like the good Samaritan, be surety for your support to the landlord, you may admit to your confidence, incorporate into the very core of your heart, and call him friend; misfortunes cannot shake him from you; a prison will not conceal you from his sight. —7. Bartlett.
Page 84 - I am an old man, with one foot in the grave and the other trembling over it, and I may perhaps die before to-morrow morning.
Page 153 - ... without form or place, When mighty Chaos reign'd upon the deep, All was disorder, nature wrapt in sleep ; GOD said, let LIGHT arise, and all was light, And nature's morn succeeded nature's night ; Worlds, countless worlds, arose by GOD'S command, And man, his image, fashion'd by his hand.
Page 156 - FREEDOM'S STANDARD be thy favorite care. Shield it from harm, if e'er again display'd To guard our Vineyards, or protect our Trade. Should hostile Powers our peaceful shores invade, Columbia's sons will never be dismay 'd, Fearless of death, refuse to PAY or FLY, Look to the EAGLE, BRAVELY DARE TO DIE.
Page 120 - SINCERITY does not consist in speaking your mind on all occasions, but in doing it when silence would be censurable and falsehood inexcusable.
Page 155 - EAGLE'S sigh! the rays of sun defies ; He drinks the lightning, with his piercing eyes ; His talons brass, his wings of strongest form* He soars...
Page 12 - Esq. of said District has deposited in this office, the title of a Book, whereof he claims as Author, in the following words, viz. "APHORISMS on MAN, MANNERS, PRINCIPLES AND THINGS.

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