Life and Work of James G. Blaine ...

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Historical Publishing Company, 1893 - Dummies (Bookselling) - 473 pages
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Page 89 - ... to provide and maintain a navy, and to make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces...
Page 292 - The United States of America and the Emperor of China, cordially recognize the inherent and inalienable right of man to change his home and allegiance, and also the mutual advantage of the free migration and emigration of their citizens and subjects respectively from the one country to the other for the purposes of curiosity, of trade, or as permanent residents.
Page 137 - Gentlemen of the convention, in the name of the great Republic, the only republic that ever existed upon this earth ; in the name of all her defenders and of all her supporters ; in the name of all her soldiers living ; in the name of all her soldiers dead upon the field of battle, and in the name of those who perished in the skeleton clutch of famine at Andersonville and Libby, whose sufferings he so vividly remembers, Illinois — Illinois nominates for the next President of this country, that...
Page 432 - Code, the first of which (article 2315), as amended in 1884, declares that 'every act whatever, of man, that causes damage to another, obliges him by whose fault it happened to repair it...
Page 469 - ... agony because silently borne, with clear sight and calm courage he looked into his open grave. What blight and ruin met his anguished eyes, whose lips may tell ? What brilliant broken plans, what baffled high ambitions, what sundering of strong, warm, manhood's friendships, what bitter rending of sweet household ties!
Page 470 - Gently, silently, the love of a great people bore the pale sufferer to the longedfor healing of the sea, to live or to die as God should will, within sight of its heaving billows, within sound of its manifold voices.
Page 462 - No might nor greatness in mortality Can censure 'scape ; back-wounding calumny The whitest virtue strikes : What king so strong Can tie the gall up in the slanderous tongue ! But who comes here ? Enter Escalus, Provost, Bawd, and Officers.
Page iv - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, which moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 469 - What blight and ruin met his anguished eyes whose lips may tell — what brilliant, broken plans, what baffled, high ambitions, what sundering of strong, warm, manhood's friendships, what bitter rending of sweet household ties ! Behind him a proud expectant nation ; a great host of sustaining friends; a cherished and happy mother, wearing the full, rich honors of her early toil and tears; the wife of his youth, whose whole life lay in his; the little boys not yet emerged from childhood's...
Page 463 - ... strong and confident, never lost his self-possession, did no unwise act, spoke no hasty or illconsidered word. Indeed, nothing in his whole life is more remarkable or more creditable than his bearing through those five full months of vituperation — a prolonged agony of trial to a sensitive man, a constant and cruel draft upon the powers of moral endurance. The great mass of these unjust imputations passed unnoticed, and, with the general debris of the campaign, fell into oblivion. But in a...

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