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الصفحة 12 - Save base authority from others' books. • These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are.
الصفحة 181 - You may believe me, my dear Patsy, when I assure you, in the most solemn manner, that, so far from seeking this appointment, I have used every endeavor in my power to avoid it, not only from my unwillingness to part with you and the family, but from a consciousness of its being a trust too great for my capacity...
الصفحة 182 - I shall feel no pain from the toil or danger of the campaign; my unhappiness will flow from the uneasiness I know you will feel from being left alone. I therefore beg that you will summon your whole fortitude and pass your time as agreeably as possible. Nothing will give me so much sincere satisfaction as to hear this, and to hear it from your own pen.
الصفحة 10 - Kettell ; that indeed he allowed equally to be distributed, and that was halfe a pint of wheat, and as much barley boyled with water for a man a day, and this having fryed some 26.
الصفحة 181 - I am now set down to write to you on a subject, which fills me with inexpressible concern, and this concern is greatly aggravated and increased, when I reflect upon the uneasiness I know it will give you. It has been determined in Congress, that the whole army raised for the defence of the American cause shall be put under my care, and that it is necessary for me to proceed immediately to Boston to take upon me the command of it.
الصفحة 182 - I should return. That was the case. It was utterly out of my power to refuse this appointment without exposing my character to such censures as would have reflected dishonor upon myself, and given pain to my friends. This, I am sure, could not, and ought not, to be pleasing to you, and must have lessened me considerably in my own esteem.
الصفحة 181 - I should enjoy more real happiness in one month with you at home, than I have the most distant prospect of finding abroad, if my stay were to be seven times seven years. But, as it has been a kind of destiny, that has thrown me upon this service, I shall hope that my undertaking it is designed to answer some good purpose.
الصفحة 10 - Thus haue I walkt a wayless way, wilh vncouth pace, Which yet no Christian man did ever trace: But yet I know this not affects the minde, Which eares doth heare; as that which eyes doe finde.
الصفحة 154 - Pythagoras' time, when I was an Irish rat, which I can hardly remember." (As You Like It, Act iii. scene 2.) " Rhyme them to death, as they do rats in Ireland." (Randolph, Jealous Lover, Act v. scene 2.) " Rhyme them to death, as they do Irish rats in drumming tunes.
الصفحة 172 - The second cause of disunion will be found in the slave population of the south. Whenever the misguided, or wilfully malignant zeal of the advocates of emancipation shall institute, as it one day doubtless will, a crusade against the constitutional rights of the...

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