Elements of Useful Knowledge: Containing a Historical and Geographical Account of the United States, Volumen2

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Página 215 - courts of juftice; and let us with caution indulge the fuppofition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar ftru&ure; reafon and experience both forbid us to expeft that national morality
Página 218 - by unneceffarily parting with what ought to have been retained; and by exciting jealoufy, ill will, and a difpofition to retaliate, in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld: ' And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themfelves to the favorite nation) facility to betray, or facrifice the
Página 219 - enmities. Our detached and diftant fituation invites and enables us to purfue a different courfe. If we remain one people, under an efficient government, the period is not far off, when we may defy material injury from external annoyance; when we may take
Página 217 - and benevolence. Who can doubt that in the courfe of time and things, the fruits of fuch a plan would richly repay any temporary advantages which might be loft by a fteady adherenc'e to it ? Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue \ The experiment, at leaft, is recommended by every
Página 207 - States, under the aufpices of liberty, may be made complete, by fo careful a p.refervation and fo prudent a ufe of this bleffing, as will acquire to them the glory of recommending it to the applaufe, the affection and the adoption of every nation which is yet a
Página 211 - be their wifdom to rely for the prefervation of thefe Advantages on the UNI.ON by which they were procured ? "Will they not henceforth be deaf to thofe advifers, if fuch there are, who would fever them from their brethren, and connect them with aliens ? 14. To the efficacy and permanency of your Union,
Página 209 - it finds its particular navigation invigorated : and while it contributes, in different ways, to nourilh and increafe the general mafs of the national' navigation, it looks forward to the protection of a maritime ftrength, to which itfelf is unequally adapted. The Eaft, in a like intercourfe
Página 215 - labor to fubvert thefe great pillars of human happinefs, thefe firmeft props of the duties of men and citizens.—The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to refpeft and to cherifli them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it fimply be afked "where is the fecurity for property, for reputation, for life, if
Página 210 - fpeak a perfuafive language to every reflecting and virtuous mind, and exhibit the continuance of the Union as a primary object of patriotic defire.. Is there a doubt, whether a common government can embrace fo large a fphere ? Let experience folve it. To
Página 214 - of party. But in thofe of a popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a fpirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that fpirit for every

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