Jefferson and Hamilton: The Struggle for Democracy in America

Houghton Mifflin, 1925 - 531 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 96 - Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.
Σελίδα 96 - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief...
Σελίδα 280 - Camillus ; and of the quietism into which people naturally fall after first sensations are over. For God's sake take up your pen and give a fundamental reply to Curtius and Camillus.
Σελίδα 484 - ... or done more for the present Constitution than myself; and contrary to all my anticipations of its fate, as you know from the very beginning, I am still laboring to prop the frail and worthless fabric. Yet I have the murmurs of its friends no less than the curses of its foes for my reward. What can I do better than withdraw from the scene? Every day proves to me more and more, that this American world was not made for me.
Σελίδα 95 - To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; and believing he never claimed any other.
Σελίδα 100 - The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Σελίδα 98 - Let me add that a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.
Σελίδα 163 - Fenno are rivals for the public favor; the one courts them by flattery, the other by censure ; and I believe it will be admitted that the one has been as servile as the other severe.
Σελίδα 104 - Here I am, Madam, gazing whole hours at the Maison quarree, like a lover at his mistress. The stocking weavers and silk spinners around it, consider me as a hypochondriac Englishman, about to write with a pistol, the last chapter of his history. This is the second time I have been in love since I left Paris. The first was with a Diana at the Chateau de LayeEpinaye in Beaujolois, a delicious morsel of sculpture, by M. A.

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