Debow's Review: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress and Resources, Nide 5

J. D. B. DeBow., 1848
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Sivu 274 - Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Sivu 309 - Hell rises, Heaven descends, and dance on earth : Gods, imps, and monsters, music, rage, and mirth, A fire, a jig, a battle, and a ball, Till one wide conflagration swallows all.
Sivu 310 - Literature the Americans have none — no native literature, we mean. It is all imported. They had a Franklin, indeed ; and may afford to live for half a century on his fame. There is, or was, a Mr Dwight, who wrote some poems ; and his baptismal name was Timothy. There is also a small account of Virginia by Jefferson, and an epic by Joel Barlow : and some pieces of pleasantry by Mr Irving. But why should the Americans write books, when a six weeks...
Sivu 225 - Soon as the morning trembles o'er the sky, And unperceived unfolds the spreading day, Before the ripened field the reapers stand In fair array, each by the lass he loves, To bear the rougher part and mitigate By nameless gentle offices her toil.
Sivu 260 - Tis with the thankful glance of parting praise ; More mighty spots may rise — more glaring shine, But none unite in one attaching maze The brilliant, fair, and soft, — the glories of old days.
Sivu 448 - Men under this partial and exclusive development, are but fragments of that humanity which can only be fully realized in the harmonious evolution of all its principles. What Reflection is to the individual, History is to the human race. The difference of an epoch consists exclusively in the partial development of some one element of intelligence in a prominent portion of mankind ; and as there are only three such elements, so there are only three grand epochs in the history of man. A knowledge of...
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Sivu 158 - While the mail is transported on Saturday, the Jew and the Sabbatarian may abstain from any agency in carrying it, from conscientious scruples. While it is transported on the first day of the week, another class may abstain, from the same religious scruples. The obligation of government is the same...
Sivu 357 - ... science of mind (so imperfectly are its logical rules as yet understood !) we have not the same checks on the abuses of our reasoning powers, which serve to guard us against error in our other researches. In physics, a speculative mistake is abandoned, when contradicted by facts which strike the senses. In mathematics, an absurd or inconsistent conclusion is admitted as a demonstrative proof of a faulty hypothesis. But, in those inquiries which relate to the principles of human nature, the absurdities...

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