Letters of Mrs. Adams: The Wife of John Adams
C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1840 - 447 σελίδες
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Σελίδα 197 - A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty, Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.
Σελίδα 390 - His gardens next your admiration call; On every side you look, behold the wall! No pleasing intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene ; Grove nods at grove, each alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other.
Σελίδα 57 - This day be bread and peace my lot ; All else beneath the sun Thou know'st if best bestowed or not, And let thy will be done.
Σελίδα 193 - For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Σελίδα 426 - Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people ? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
Σελίδα 8 - But what is bred in the bone will never be out of the flesh, (as Lord M.
Σελίδα 210 - Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty ! In wisdom hast Thou made them all.
Σελίδα 61 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade ; A breath can make them, as a breath has made: But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Σελίδα 91 - There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
Σελίδα 24 - I wish most sincerely there was not a slave in the province ; it always appeared a most iniquitous scheme to me to fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have.