The First Battle: A Story of the Campaign of 1896
W.B. Conkey Company, 1898 - 629 pages
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Page 338 - him the title of the wisest of men—Solomon. He said: Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me, lest I be full, and deny Thee and say, who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor, and steal and take the name of my God in vain. Solomon
Page 442 - That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the State, and especially the right of each State, to order and control Its own domestic Institutions according to its own judgment exclusively. Is essential to that balance of power upon which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depends;
Page 336 - these words: Against the insidious wiles of foreign Influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens), the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign Influence Is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.
Page 439 - Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellowcitizens), the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.
Page 443 - if the policy of the Government on vital questions affecting the whole people Is to be Irrevocably fixed by the decisions of the Supreme Court, the Instant they are made In ordinary litigation between parties in personal action the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of
Page 475 - These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our sages and the blood of our heroes have been devoted to the attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith—the text of civil Instruction—the touch-stone by which to try the services of those
Page 405 - Reversing the divine rule, and calling not the sinners, but the righteous to repentance, such as invocations to Washington, imploring men to unsay what Washington said, and undo what Washington did. • » • Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us. Let
Page 442 - which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depends; and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.
Page 338 - Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor I» the superior of capital and deserves much the
Page 440 - There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.