Avenia: Or, A Tragical Poem, on the Oppression of the Human Species; and Infringement on the Rights of Man

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Printed, and sold by J. Cline, No. 125, South Eleventh Street, 1810 - Constitution - 324 pages
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Page 291 - all ; then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt; but the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him an hundred pence ; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying,
Page 309 - II. That all power is inherent in the people ; and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness. For the advancement of those ends, they have at all times, an unalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform, or abolish their government, in such manner as they may think proper.
Page 310 - any injury done him in his lands, goods, person or reputation, shall have remedy by the due course of law, and right and justice administered without sale, denial or delay.— Suits may be brought against the commonwealth in such manner, in such courts, and in such cases, as the
Page 291 - should not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee ?— And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him ; so likewise shall my heavenly Father do
Page 309 - I. That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.
Page 299 - XIII. Each house may determine the rules of its proceedings; punish its members for disorderly behaviour ; and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member ; but not a second time for the same cause ; and shall have all other powers necessary for a branch of the legislature of a free state.
Page 291 - pity on thee ?— And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him ; so likewise shall my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother his trespasses.
Page 291 - he went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt; so when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came, and told unto their lord all that was done ; then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me;
Page 301 - them in the presence of the members of both houses of the legislature. The person having the highest number of votes shall be governor. But if two or more shall be equal and highest in votes, one of them shall be chosen governor, by the joint vote of the
Page 291 - to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his ■wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made ; the servant therefore fell down, and

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