The Life of Thomas Paine: Author of Common Sense, Rights of Man, Age of Reason, Letter to the Addressers, &c. &c

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T. C. Rickman, 1819 - Political scientists - 277 pages

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Page 247 - Should the tempest of war overshadow our land, Its bolts could ne'er rend Freedom's temple asunder ; For, unmoved, at its portal would WASHINGTON stand, And repulse,. with his breast, the assaults of the thunder ! His sword, from the sleep Of its scabbard would leap, And conduct, with its point, every flash to the deep ! For ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves.
Page 77 - Your presence may remind Congress of your past services to this country; and if it is in my power to impress them, command my best exertions with freedom, as they will be rendered cheerfully by one, who entertains a lively sense of the importance of your works, and who, with much pleasure, subscribes himself, Your sincere friend, G. WASHINGTON...
Page 273 - The People of the State of New York, by the Grace of God. free and Independent, to all to whom these presents shall come or may concern, Send Greeting : Know ye that...
Page 192 - The true Deist has but one Deity; and his religion consists in contemplating the power, wisdom, and benignity of the Deity in his works, and in endeavoring to imitate him in everything moral, scientifical, and mechanical.
Page 173 - It will not then be said, here stood a temple of vast antiquity, — here rose a Babel of invisible height, or there a palace of sumptuous extravagance ; but here, ah painful thought ! the noblest work of human wisdom, the grandest scene of human glory, the fair cause of freedom rose and fell...
Page 178 - Examination of the Passages in the New Testament, Quoted from the Old, and called Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ...
Page 277 - I have lived an honest and useful life to mankind ; my time has been spent in doing good ; and I die in perfect composure and resignation to the will of my Creator God.
Page 15 - Paine's publications appear to have had in procuring the repeal of some oppressive taxes in the present session of Parliament; and they hope that this adoption of a small part of Mr Paine's ideas will be followed by the most strenuous exertions to accomplish a...
Page 191 - I well remember, when about seven or eight years of age, hearing a sermon read by a relation of mine, who was a great devotee of the Church, upon the subject of what is called redemption by the death of the Son of God.
Page 261 - ... way, And hither conducted the dame. A fair budding branch from the gardens above, Where millions with millions agree, She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love, And the plant she named Liberty Tree. The celestial exotic struck deep in the ground, Like a native it flourished and bore; The fame of its fruit drew the nations around, To seek out this peaceable shore.

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