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Page 105 - For the purpose of public instruction, we hold every man subject to taxation in proportion to his property, and we look not to the question whether he himself have or have not children to be benefited by the education for which he pays. We regard it as a wise and liberal system of police, by which property and life and the peace of society are secured.
Page 105 - By general instruction, we seek, as far as possible, to purify the whole moral atmosphere ; to keep good sentiments uppermost, and to turn the strong current of feeling and opinion, as well as the censures of the law and the denunciations of religion, against immorality and crime. We hope for a security beyond the law, and above the law, in the prevalence of enlightened and well-principled moral sentiment.
Page 47 - The spider's most attenuated thread Is cord, is cable, to man's tender tie On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.
Page 33 - The pulsations of the air, once set in motion by the human voice, cease not to exist with the sounds to which they gave rise.
Page 80 - On wheels more swift than eagles' wings : Our life's a clock, and every gasp of breath Breathes forth a warning grief, till Time shall strike a death. How soon Our new-born light Attains to...
Page 56 - Or does he ever say, that there was not an interval of many ages betwixt the first act of creation, described in the first verse of the book of Genesis, and said to have been performed at the beginning; and those more detailed operations, the account of which commences at the second verse, and which are described to us as having been performed in so many days?
Page 33 - ... and in case a levy and sale shall be necessarily made by such collector, he shall be entitled to traveling fees, at the rate of...
Page 149 - The birds of fame have flown. Praise to the man ! A nation stood Beside his coffin with wet eyes, Her brave, her beautiful, her good, As when a loved one dies.