Libertas: Past. Present. Future. A Poem

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T. B. Ventres, 1880 - 78 páginas

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Página 77 - Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Página 77 - Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is Just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Página 75 - In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which if followed the world will forever applaud and God must forever bless.
Página 72 - I am amazed at his grace's speech. The noble duke cannot look before him, behind him, or on either side of him, without seeing some noble peer who owes his seat in this house to his successful exertions in the profession to which I belong. Does he not feel that it is as...
Página 73 - They passed their lives in hunting, and despatched two couriers a week, one thousand miles, to let each other know what game they had killed the preceding days. The King of Sardinia was a fool. All these were Bourbons. The Queen of Portugal, a Braganza, was an idiot by nature. And so was the King of Denmark. Their sons, as regents, exercised the powers of government. The King of Prussia, successor to the great Frederick, was a mere hog in body as well as in mind. Gustavus of Sweden, and Joseph of...
Página 72 - XVI. was a fool, of my own knowledge, and in despite of the answers made for him at his trial. The King of Spain was a fool, and of Naples the same. They passed their lives in hunting, and...
Página 73 - Such graves as his are pilgrim shrines, Shrines to no code or creed confined — The Delphian vales, the Palestines, The Meccas of the mind.
Página 76 - Public schools open to all children for the education of the young should be under the control of the Romish church, and should not- be subject to the civil power, nor made to conform to the opinions of the age.
Página 77 - The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting all working people of all nations, tongues, and kindreds ; nor should this lead to a war on property or owners of property.
Página 74 - I would apply language resembling what I remember to have seen of an old anathema : Wherever fire burns or water runs; wherever ship floats or land is tilled; wherever the skies vault themselves or the lark carols to the dawn, or sun shines or earth greens in his ray; wherever God is...

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