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" Each State, yielding to the persuasive voice of immediate interest or convenience, has successively withdrawn its support, till the frail and tottering edifice seems ready to fall upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins. "
De Bow's Review - Pagina 755
1847
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Volume 1

1802 - 335 pagina’s
...or convenience, has successively withdrawn its support, till the frail and tottering edifice seems ready to fall upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins. PUBLIUS. NUMBER XVI. THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED, IN RELATION TO THE SAME PRINCIPLES. THE tendency of...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - 1817 - 477 pagina’s
...or convenience, has successively withdrawn its support, till the frail and tottering edifice seems ready to fall upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins. PUBLIUS. NUMBER XVI. BT MB. HAMILTON. The same subject continued, in relation to the same Principles....
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788, by Mr ...

James Madison, John Jay - 1818 - 671 pagina’s
...or convenience, has successively withdrawn its support, till the frail and tottering edifice seems ready to fall upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins. PUBL1US. No. XVI. BY ALEXANDER HAMILTON. Tbe same Subject continued, in relation to the same Principles....
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Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828, Volume 2

Basil Hall - 1829
...Western Ports. ' In short,* to use the language of the Federalist, ' each State, yielding to the voice of immediate interest or convenience, successively...tottering edifice was ready to fall upon our heads, and crush us beneath its ruins.' " Most of the federal constitutions in the world have degenerated or perished...
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Commentaries on American Law, Volume 1

James Kent - 1832
...In short, to use the language of the authors of the Federalist, "each state, yielding to the voice of immediate interest or convenience, successively...beneath its ruins." Most of the federal constitutions in the world have degenerated or perished in the same way, and by the same means. They are to be classed...
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A Brief Exposition of the Constitution of the United States

James Asheton Bayard - 1834 - 178 pagina’s
...In short, to use the language of the authors of the Federalist, < each State, yielding to the voice of immediate interest, or convenience, successively...tottering edifice, was ready to fall upon our heads, and crush us beneath its ruins.' " Such was the state of the confederacy, after the danger in which it...
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Youth's Manual of the Constitution of the United States: Adapted to Classes ...

Francis Fellowes - 1835 - 188 pagina’s
...sacred honor, in support of independence ? But it was all in vain. " Each state yielding to the voice of immediate interest or convenience, successively...upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins." America which had maintained herself with so much glory in the eyes of the world, was now in danger...
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Literary and Theological Review, Volume 3

Leonard Woods, Charles D. Pigeon - 1836
...nothing, while symptoms of distress were multiplying on every hand. Each State, yielding to the voice of immediate interest or convenience, successively...its support from the Confederation, " till the frail aad tottering edifice was ready to fall upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins." Such were...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - 1837 - 500 pagina’s
...or convenience, has successively withdrawn its support, till the frail and tottering edifice seems ready to fall upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins. PUBLIUS. No. XVI. BY ALEXANDER HAMILTON. The same subject continued, in relation to the same Principles....
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A Book of the United States: Exhibiting Its Geography, Divisions ...

Grenville Mellen - 1839 - 824 pagina’s
...to use the impressive and melancholy language of the Federalist, 'each state, yielding to the voice of immediate interest or convenience, successively...upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins.' The first effort to relieve the country from the miseries and dangers of the confederation originated...
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