Life of Jonathan Trumbull, Sen., Governor of Connecticut

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Crocker and Brewster, 1859 - 700 páginas
 

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Página 444 - And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Página 509 - She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children rise up, and call her blessed ; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying, " Many daughters have done virtuously, But thou excellest them all.
Página 320 - The enemy must be ignorant of our numbers and situation, or they would never suffer us to remain unmolested; and I almost tax myself with imprudence in committing the secret to paper; not that I 'distrust you, of whose inviolable attachment I have had so many proofs ; but for fear the letter should by any accident fall into other hands than those for which it is intended.
Página 466 - The present situation of the army with respect to provisions, is the most distressing of any we have experienced since the beginning of the war. For a fortnight past the troops, both officers and men, have been almost perishing for want. They have been alternately without bread or meat the whole time, with a very scanty allowance of either and frequently destitute of both."— Washington to the Magistrates of New Jersey.
Página 197 - Men, who have tasted freedom, and who have felt their personal rights, are not easily taught to bear with encroachments on either, or brought to submit to oppression. Virtue ought always to be made the object of government. Justice is firm and permanent.
Página 60 - Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the larger term of education. The feelings are to be disciplined — the passions are to be restrained — true and worthy motives are to be inspired — a profound religious feeling is to be instilled, and pure morality inculcated, under all circumstances. All this is comprised in education.
Página 198 - Allow me to return you my sincere thanks, for the kind wishes and favorable sentiments expressed in yours of the 13th instant. As the cause of our common country calls us both to an active and dangerous duty, I trust that Divine Providence, which wisely orders the affairs of men, will enable us to discharge it with fidelity and success.
Página 198 - have, with one united voice, appointed you to the high station you possess. The Supreme Director of all events hath caused a wonderful union of hearts and counsels to subsist among us. " Now, therefore, be strong, and very courageous. May the God of the armies of Israel shower down the blessings of his Divine providence on you ; give you wisdom and fortitude, cover your head in the day of battle and danger, add success, convince our enemies of their mistaken measures, arid that all their attempts...
Página 67 - The family were seated at dinner, and there was excellent home-brewed beer on the table. I addressed the old chief: 'Zachary, this beer is excellent; will you taste it? ' The old man dropped his knife and fork, leaning forward with a stern intensity of expression; his black eye, sparkling with indignation, was fixed on me. ' John,' said he, ' you do not know what you are doing.
Página 634 - ... ship has been brought. Is it possible, after this, that it should founder? Will not the All-wise and All-powerful Director of human events preserve it ? I think he will. He may, however, for some wise purpose of his own, suffer our indiscretions and folly to place our national character low in the political scale; and this, unless more wisdom and less prejudice take the lead in our government, will most certainly happen.

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