Life and Times of Joseph Warren

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Little, Brown, 1865 - 558 páginas
 

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Página 219 - No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency...
Página 498 - I will turn My hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin : and I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning : afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Página 548 - None but they who set a just value upon the blessings of liberty are worthy to enjoy her. In vain we toiled in vain we fought ; we bled in vain, if you, our offspring, want valor to repel the assault of her invaders. Charlestown settled, 1628. Burned, 1775. Rebuilt, 1776.
Página 210 - To prohibit a great people, however, from making all that they can of every part of their own produce, or from employing their stock and industry in the way that they judge most advantageous to themselves, is a manifest violation of the most sacred rights of mankind.
Página 441 - I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers. and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the Tories. We held our meetings at the Green Dragon tavern. We were so careful...
Página 255 - Posterity, is now called upon to meet at Faneuil Hall, at nine o'clock, THIS DAY (at which time the Bells will ring), to make a united and successful resistance to this last, worst and most destructive measure of administration.
Página 282 - This is the most magnificent movement of all. There is a dignity, a majesty, a sublimity, in this last effort of the patriots, that I greatly admire.
Página 530 - Britain, and the privileges warranted to us in the charter of the province, is totally wrecked, annulled, and vacated, posterity will acknowledge that virtue which preserved them free and happy ; and while we enjoy the rewards and blessings of the faithful, the torrent of panegyrists will roll our reputations to that latest period, when the streams of time shall be absorbed in the abyss of eternity.
Página 144 - Dalrymple under you, have the power to remove one regiment, you have the power to remove both; and nothing short of their total removal will satisfy the people or preserve the peace of the province.
Página 532 - Boston to deliver out to the owners the powder which they lodged in said magazine. 10. That the late Act of Parliament for establishing the RomanCatholic, religion and the French laws, in that extensive country now called Canada, is dangerous in an extreme degree to the Protestant religion, and to the civil rights and liberties of all America ; and therefore, as men and Protestant Christians, we are indispensably obliged to take all proper measures for our security.

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