Lives of Celebrated Americans: Comprising Biographies of Three Hundred and Forty Eminent Persons

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Belknap, 1869 - 448 psl.

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411 psl. - Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings ; he shall not stand before mean men...
326 psl. - And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more.
401 psl. - With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
28 psl. - This advice, thus beat into my head, has frequently been of use to me; and I often think of it, when I see pride mortified, and misfortunes brought upon people by their carrying their heads too high.
162 psl. - Otis was a flame of fire ; with a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical events and dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before him. American Independence was then and there born.
432 psl. - With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in...
154 psl. - Lincoln had been a member of the Convention that framed the Constitution of the United States...
157 psl. - In 1787 he was a member of the Convention that framed the Federal Constitution. In October 1788 he succeeded Franklin in the chair of the Executive Council of the state.
76 psl. - Whether it be lawful to resist the Supreme Magistrate^ if the Commonwealth cannot otherwise be preserved...
188 psl. - Whoever supposes that shouts and hosannas will terminate the trials of this day entertains a childish fancy. He must be grossly ignorant of the importance and value of the prize for which we contend; we must be equally ignorant of the power of those who have combined against us; we must be blind to that malice, inveteracy, and insatiable revenge which actuate our enemies, public and private, abroad and in our...

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