Notions of the Americans, Volumes 1-2

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Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835 - United States
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Page 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 249 - The men arranged themselves on one side of the room, and the women on the other.
Page 108 - ... rich as in Europe. There are no annals for the historian; no follies (beyond the most vulgar and commonplace) for the satirist; no manners for the dramatist; no obscure fictions for the writer of romance; no gross and hardy offences against decorum for the moralist; nor any of the rich artificial auxiliaries of poetry. The weakest hand can extract a spark from the flint, but it would baffle the strength of a giant to attempt kindling a flame with a pudding-stone.
Page 242 - God, and a future state of rewards and punishments, is necessary to hold office. In North Carolina, no person who denies the truth of the Protestant religion, or the divine authority of the Old and' New Testament, was capable of holding office. Many of these provisions have been changed, though some of 'them still remain. There is scarcely a...
Page 144 - I have the honour, and enjoy the delight, to congratulate the Representatives of the Union, so vastly enlarged, on the 'realization of those wishes, even beyond every human expectation, and upon the almost infinite prospects we can with certainty anticipate. " Permit me, Mr. Speaker, and gentlemen of the House of Representatives, to join, to the expression of those sentiments, a tribute of my lively gratitude, affectionate devotion, and profound respect.
Page 114 - Pacific, at the close of the last, and at the commencement of the present century, as is known to-day.
Page 140 - GENERAL, The house of representatives of the United States, impelled alike by its own feelings, and by those of the whole American people, could not have assigned to me a more gratifying duty than that of presenting to you cordial congratulations upon the occasion of your recent arrival in the United States...
Page 144 - No, Mr. Speaker, posterity has not begun for me — since, in the sons of my companions and friends, I find the same public feelings, and, permit me to add, the same feelings in my behalf, which I have had the happiness to experience in their fathers.
Page 143 - I have had the happiness to be adopted as a young soldier, a favored son of America. They have been continued to me during almost half a century of constant affection and confidence; and now, sir, thanks to your most gratifying invitation, I find myself greeted by a series of welcomes, one hour of which...
Page 109 - I have never seen a nation so much alike in my life, as the people of the United States, and what is more, they are not only like each other, but they are remarkably like that which common sense tells them they ought to resemble.

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