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and guided reformation.
Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political ; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, - entangling alliances
the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies; the preservation of the general government in its whole constitutional vigour, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad ;... freedom of religion ; freedom of the press ; freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected, – these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, our steps through an age of revolution and
First Inaugural Address. March 4, 1801. In the full tide of successful experiment. Of the various executive abilities, no one excited more anxious concern than that of placing the interests of our fellow-citizens in the hands of honest men, with understanding sufficient for their stations. No duty is at the same time more difficult to fulfil. The knowledge of character possessed by a single individual is of necessity limited. To seek out the best through the whole Union, we must resort to the information which from the best of men, acting disinterestedly and with the purest motives, is sometimes incorrect.
Letter to Elias Shipman and others of New Haven, July 12, 1801. If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained ? Those by death are few; by resignation, none.
This passage is thus paraphrased by John B. McMaster in his " History of the People of the United States" (1.586): “One sentence will undoubtedly be remembered till our republic ceases to exist. No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying," he observed, • as to put the right man in
the right place.
2 Usually quoted, “Few die and none resign."
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Life of Jefferson (Rayner), p. 356. Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
Notes on Virginia. Query ziii. Manners.
JOSIAH QUINCY, Jr. 1744–1775.
Blandishments will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a "halter” intimidate. For, under God, we are determined that wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free men.
Observations on the Boston Port Bill, 1774.
CHARLES DIBDIN. 1745-1814.
There's a sweet little cherub that sits up aloft,
Captain Wattle and Miss Roe.
His heart was kind and soft;
ibid. Spanking Jack was so comely, so pleasant, so jolly, Though winds blew great guns, still he'd whistle and
sing; Jack loved his friend, and was true to his Molly, And if honour gives greatness, was great as a king.
The Sailor's Consolation.? 1 See Appendix, page 859.
2 A song with this title, beginning, “One night came on a hurricane," was written by William Pitt, of Malta, who died in 1840.
HANNAH MORE. 1745–1833.
To those who know thee not, no words can paint !
Florio. Part i. Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes.
LORD STOWELL. 1745-1836.
A dinner lubricates business.
Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. viii. p. 67, note. The elegant simplicity of the three per cents." 1
Lives of the Lord Chancellors (Campbell). Vol. 2. Chap. 212.
SIR WILLIAM JONES. 1746-1794.
Than all Bocara's vaunted gold,
2 The sweet simplicity of the three per cents. — DISRAELI (Ear] Beacons
? 'T was he that ranged the words at random flung,
EASTWICK: Anvari Suhaili. (Translated from Firdousi.)
On parent knees, a naked new-born child,
From the Persian
Men who their duties know,
And sovereign law, that state's collected will,
O’er thrones and globes elate,
Ode in Imitation of Aicæus.
Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven,
JOHN LOGAN. 1748-1788.
Thou hast no sorrow in thy song,
No winter in thy year.
To the Cuckoo.
Oh could I fly, I'd fly with thee!
We'd make with joyful wing
Companions of the spring.
1 Neither walls, theatres, porches, nor senseless equipage, make states
, but men who are able to rely upon themselves. – Aristides: Orations (Jebb's edition), vol. i. (trans. by A. W. Austin).
By Themistocles alone, or with very few others, does this saying appear to be approved, which, though Alcæus formerly had produced, many afterwards claimed: “ Not stones, nor wood, nor the art of artisans, make a state; but where men are who know how to take care of themselves, these are cities and walls." - Ibid, vol. ij.
2 See Coke, page 24.
A man's ingress into the world is naked and bare,
If we do well here, we shall do well there :
I can tell you no more if I preach a whole year.”
The Eccentricities of John Edwin (second edition), vol. i. p. 74.
JOHN TRUMBULL. 1750-1831. .
But optics sharp it needs, I ween,
M°Fingal. Canto i. Line 67.
Written for the Bow Street Theatre, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 2 These lines Edwin offers as heads of a “sermon.” Longfellow places them in the mouth of "The Cobbler of Hagenau," as a "familiar tune." Bee " The Wayside Inn, part ii. The Student's Tale."