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Page 281 - ... whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.
Page 150 - The Portuguese traveller, contrary to the general vein of his countrymen, has amused his reader with no romantick absurdity, or incredible fictions : whatever he relates, whether true or not, is at least probable ; and he who tells nothing exceeding the bounds of probability, has a right to demand that they should believe him who cannot contradict him.
Page 48 - I lost all connection with external things ; trains of vivid visible images rapidly passed through my mind, and were connected with words in such a manner, as to produce perceptions perfectly novel. I existed in a world of newly connected and newly modified ideas : I theorised, I imagined that I made discoveries.
Page 413 - Truly, we have a goodly heritage ; and if there is any thing lacking in the character or condition of the people of this Colony, it never can be charged to the account of the country : it must be the fruit of our own mismanagement, or slothfulness, or vices. But from these evils we confide in Him, to whom we are indebted for all our blessings, to preserve us. It is the topic of our weekly and daily thanksgiving to Almighty God, both in public and in private, and He knows with what sincerity, that...
Page 4 - I hereby claim as my invention, the said process or method of manufacturing shear steel; and such my invention, being to the best of my knowledge and belief, entirely new, and never before used within that part of his said majesty's United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called England, his said dominion of Wales or Town of Berwick upon Tweed.
Page 413 - Our constitution secures to us, so far as our condition allows, "all the rights and privileges enjoyed by the citizens of the United States ;" and these rights, and these privileges are ours. We are proprietors of the soil we live on ; and possess the rights of freeholders. Our suffrages, and, what is of more importance, our sentiments and our opinions, have their due weight in the government we live under. Our laws are altogether our own ; they...
Page 412 - Place ourselves, place any men in the like predicament, and similar effects would follow. They are not slaves, and yet they are not free. The laws, it is true, proclaim them free ; but prejudices, more powerful than any laws, deny them the privileges of freemen. They occupy a middle station between the free white population and the slaves of the United States ; and the tendency of their habits is to corrupt both.
Page 48 - A thrilling extending from the chest to the extremities was almost immediately produced. I felt a sense of tangible extension highly pleasurable in every limb; my visible impressions were dazzling and apparently magnified, I heard distinctly every sound in the room, and was perfectly aware of my situation.
Page 126 - ... part of the distance to the centre, the heat would be intense enough to melt most of the earths and stones that are known to enter into the composition of the globe...
Page 413 - ... stamped us in America: there is nothing here to create the feeling on our part — nothing to cherish the feeling of superiority in the minds of foreigners who visit us. It is this moral emancipation — this liberation of the mind from worse than iron fetters — that repays us ten thousand times over, for all that it has cost us, and makes us grateful to God and our American patrons for the happy change which has taken place in our situation.