A Tour in the United States: With Two Lectures on Emigration, Delivered in the Mechanic's Institution, Manchester

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John Johnson, 1849 - 217 pagina's
 

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Pagina 51 - For miles, and miles, and miles, these solitudes are unbroken by any sign of human life or trace of human footstep ; nor is anything seen to move about them but the blue jay, whose color is so bright, and yet so delicate, that it looks like a flying flower.
Pagina 191 - Far be from our country and our age the sin and shame of contests hateful in the sight of God and all good men, having their origin in no righteous though mistaken sentiment, in no true love of country, in no generous thirst for fame, that last infirmity of noble minds, but springing in both cases from an ignorant and ignoble passion for new territories ; strengthened, in one case, by an unnatural desire, in this land of boasted freedom, to fasten by new links the chains which promise soon to fall...
Pagina 191 - ... new territories ; strengthened in one case, by an unnatural desire, in this land of boasted freedom, to fasten by new links the chains which promise soon to fall from the limbs of the unhappy slave ! In such contests, God has no attribute which can join with us. Who believes that the national honour will be promoted by a war with Mexico or England ? What just man would sacrifice a single human life, to bring under our rule both Texas and Oregon...
Pagina 86 - To measure its extent by well-known objects, it is fifteen times as large as that part of the State of New York, west of the county of Oneida — nearly twice as large as the kingdom of France — and about six times as extensive as the whole of England. It contains 180 millions of acres of arable land, a large portion of which is of surpassing fertility.
Pagina 192 - The true honor of a nation is to be found only in deeds of justice and in the happiness of its people, all of which are inconsistent with war. In the clear eye of Christian judgment vain are its victories; infamous are its spoils. He is the true benefactor and alone worthy of honor who...
Pagina 38 - ... daily abuse is made of the privileges that philanthropic motives have provided for the deserving poor. Here the attending physicians discharge responsible and onerous duties without hope or expectation of reward, other than that which might be expressed in Portia's words paraphrased — " Charity is twice blessed : it blesses him who gives and him who receives...
Pagina 51 - A fine broad river always, but in some parts much wider than in others : and then there is usually a green island, covered with trees, dividing it into two streams. Occasionally, we stop for a few minutes, maybe to take in wood, maybe for passengers, at some small town or village (I ought to say city, every place is a city here) ; but the banks are for the most part deep solitudes, overgrown with trees, which, hereabouts, are already in leaf and very green.
Pagina 151 - English visiter to Lowell, when he finds it so hard to understand why American operatives are so superior to those of Leeds and Manchester, will do well to remember what a different class of females we have here to begin with — girls well educated in virtuous rural homes...
Pagina 192 - Christian truth, who said, when he turned aside from a career of Asiatic conquest, that he would rather save the life of a single citizen than become master of all the dominions of Mithridates.
Pagina 193 - The world does not know its greatest men ; ' for thus far it has chiefly discerned the violent brood of battle, the armed men springing up from the dragon's teeth sown by Hate, and cared little for the truly good men, children of Love, guiltless of their country's blood, whose steps on earth have been as noiseless as an angel's wing.

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