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Page 315 - I thank God, there are no free schools, nor printing in Virginia, and I hope we shall not have them these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience and heresy and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both.
Page 360 - Esq., or in his absence, to such as for the time being, take care for preserving the peace and administering the laws, in their majesties' province of New- York, in America.
Page 374 - HE that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men ; which both in affection and means have married and endowed the public.
Page 542 - In short, the dastardly behavior of those they call regulars exposed all others, that were inclined to do their duty, to almost certain death ; and, at last, in despite of all the efforts of the officers to the contrary, they ran, as sheep pursued by dogs, and it was impossible to rally them.
Page 459 - My soul prays to God for thee, that thou mayest stand in the day of trial, that thy children may be blessed of the Lord, and thy people saved by His power.
Page 330 - He was exactly five feet six inches in height, and six feet five inches in circumference.
Page 519 - I will keep you at arm's length. I lay this down as a trial for both, to see which will have the greatest regard to it, and that side we will stand by, and make equal sharers with us. Our brothers the English have heard this, and I come now to tell it to you, for I am not afraid to discharge you off this land.
Page 385 - Commons publicly acknow"*3' ledged, that "the plantations in New England had, by the blessing of the Almighty, had good and prosperous success, without any public charge to the parent state ;" and their imports and exports were freed from all taxation, " until the House of Commons should take order to the contrary.
Page 586 - Elegy in a Country Churchyard " — " The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await, alike, the inevitable hour — The path of glory leads but to the grave.
Page 540 - as void of honor or honesty. We have frequent disputes on this head, which are maintained with warmth on both sides, especially on his, as he is incapable of arguing without it, or giving up any point he asserts, be it ever so incompatible with reason or common sense.

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