People and Politics Observed by a Massachusetts Editor

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Little, Brown, and Company, 1923 - 510 pages

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Page 356 - You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
Page 378 - ... for the special defence and safety of the Commonwealth, to assemble in martial array and put in warlike posture, the inhabitants thereof, and to lead...
Page 356 - Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
Page 378 - The governor of this commonwealth, for the time being, shall be the commander-in-chief of the army and navy, and of all the military forces of the state, by sea and land ; and shall have full power, by himself, or by any commander, or other officer or officers, from time to time, to train, instruct, exercise, and govern the militia and navy ; and, for the special defence...
Page 174 - No officer should be required or permitted to take part in the management of political organizations, caucuses, conventions, or election campaigns.
Page 349 - We are, therefore, opposed to the free coinage of silver except by international agreement with the leading commercial nations of the world, which we pledge ourselves to promote, and until such agreement can be obtained the existing gold standard must be preserved.
Page 469 - The eyes of all the world will be upon you, because you are in some special sense the soldiers of freedom. Let it be your pride, therefore, to show all men everywhere not only what good soldiers you are, but also what good men you are, keeping yourselves fit and straight in everything, and pure and clean through and through. Let us set for ourselves a standard so high that it will be a glory to live up to it, and then let us live up to it and add a new laurel to the crown of America.
Page 141 - I pray you to cause the bodies of our Massachusetts soldiers dead in Baltimore to be immediately laid out, preserved in ice and tenderly sent forward by express to me. All expenses will be paid by this Commonwealth.
Page 230 - Fellow citizens ! Clouds and darkness are round about Him ! His pavilion is dark waters and thick clouds of the skies ! Justice and judgment are the establishment of his throne ! Mercy and truth shall go before his face ! Fellow citizens ! God reigns, and the government at Washington still lives !
Page 279 - He has left the helm of State to be with us here, and so long as it is entrusted to his hands we are sure that, should the storm come, he will say, with Seneca's pilot, 'O Neptune, you may save me if you will; you may sink me if you will; but whatever happen, I shall keep my rudder true'.

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