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1 Perish commerce. Let the constitution live! GEORGE HARDINGE. Debate on the Traitorous C Bill. March 22, 1793. Quoted by WILLIAM WINDHAM. 2 Unnecessary taxation is unjust taxation. ABRAMS. Democratic Platform. 1884.

3. No sooner does he hear any of his brothers mention reform or retrenchment, than up he

jo. ASHINGTON IRVING—The Sketch Book. John

Bull. (1820) (See also BRIGHT) 4 There was one species of despotism under which he had long groaned, and that was petti

coat government. WASHINGTON IRVING—Rip Van Winkle.

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Of the various executive abilities, no one excited more anxious concern than that of placing the interests of our fellow-citizens in the hands of honest men, with understanding sufficient for their stations. No duty is at the same time more difficult to fulfill. The knowledge of character fo by a single individual is of necessity imited. To seek out the best through the whole Union, we must resort to the information which from the best of men, acting disinterestedly and with the purest motives, is sometimes incorrect. THOMAs JEFFERSoN–Letter to Elias Shipman and others of New Haven. July 12, 1801. Parap by JoBN B. McMASTER in his History of the People of the United States. II. 586. One sentence will undoubtedly be remembered till our republic ceases to exist. “No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying,' he observed, “as to put the

right man in the right place.”

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11 This end (Robespierre's theories) was the representative sovereignty of all the citizens concentrated in an election as extensive as the people themselves, and acting by the people, and for the people in an elective council, which should be all the government. LAMARTINE–History of the Girondists. Wol. III. P. 104. Bohn's ed. 1850. (See also LINcoLN) 12 Misera contribuens plebs. The poor taxpaying people. lo, of the HUNGARIAN Bor of 1751. Article

13 The Congress of Vienna does not walk, but it dances. PRINCE DE LIGNE.

14 I go for all sharing the privileges of the government who assist in bearing its burdens. Consequently I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage who pay taxes or bear arms, by no means excluding females. ABRAHAM LINcoLN. Written in 1836.

15 A house divided against itself cannot standI believe this government cannot endure per. manently half-slave and half-free. ABRAHAM LINCOLN–Speech. June 17, 1858. See W. O. STODDARD's Life of Lincoln.

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If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might in a moral point of view, justify revolution—certainly would if such a right were a vital one.

ABRAHAM LINcoLN—First Inaugural Address.

March 4, 1861. (See also EMERSON)

17 That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. ABRAHAM LINCOLN–Speech at Gettysburg. . o o: “of o people, for . e an the people” is not origi § fi.” H. is a tradition that the phrase, “The Bible shall be for the government of the people, for the le and by the people,” appears in the preface of the Wyclif Bible of 1384, or in the Here ford Bible, or in a pamphlet of the period treating of that version. See Notes and Queries, Feb. 12, 1916. P. 127. Albert Mathews, of Boston, examined the reprint of 1850 of the Wyclif Bible, and finds no reference to it. There is a preface to the Old and the New Testament, and a rologue to each book, probably written b ohn Purvey. Isaac Markens, of New Yor city, published a pamphlet on the Gettysburg address, showing comparisons with E 's Orations. Articles in the Dial, Oct. 25, 1917, by O. H. CARMICHAEL; and in the Öuliok, uly 12, 1913, by JEsse W.

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1. Hae tibi erunt artes, pacisque imponere morem Parcere subjectis et debellare superbos. This shall be thy work: to impose conditions of peace, to spare the lowly, and to overthrow the proud. WERGIL–AEmeid. VI. 852.

2 Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. WASHINGTON.—Speech to the Constitutional Convention. (1787)

3 A National debt is a National blessing. Attributed to DANIEL WEBSTER. Repudiated by him. See Speech. Jan. 26, 1830.

4 The people's government made for the people, j Fo people, and answerable to the people. DANIEL WEBSTER—Second Speech on Foot's Resolution. Jan. 26, 1830. (See also LINCOLN)

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When my eyes shall be turned to behold, for the last time, the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood!

DANIEL WEBSTER—Second Speech on Foot's

Resolution. Jan. 26, 1830.

6 He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. DANIEL WEBSTER—Speech on Hamilton. March 10, 1831.

7 We have been taught to regard a representative of the people as a sentinel on the watch-tower of liberty. DANIEL WEBSIER. To the Senate. May 7, 1834.

s [He would do his duty as he saw it without to scraps of paper called constitutions. G WILLIAM to the Prussian Diet disregarding the refusal of the Re ..o.o. grant appropriations. arper's Weekly, March 26, 1887. Article on EMPEROR WILLIAM I, of Germany. (See also BETHMANN-Hollweg under WAR) g No man ever saw the people of whom he forms a part. No man ever saw a government. I live in the midst of the Government of the United States, but I never saw the Government of the United States. Its personnel extends through all the nations, and across the seas, and into every corner of the world in the persons of the representatives of the United States in foreign capitals and in foreign centres of commerce. WoodRow WILSON.—Speech at Pittsburgh. Jan. 29, 1916. 10 Wherever magistrates were appointed from among those who complied with the injunctions of the laws, he (Socrates) considered the government to be an aristocracy.

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