Sketches, Essays and Translations

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F. Lucas, jun., 1828 - 201 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 67 - It is good also not to try experiments in states, except the necessity be urgent, or the utility evident; and well to beware that it be the reformation that draweth on the change, and not the desire of change that pretendeth the reformation.
Pàgina 87 - In summing up to the jury, Lord Mansfield told them that the statute of usury was made to protect men who act with their eyes open, to protect them against themselves. Upon this principle, it makes it penal for a man to take more than the fixed rate of interest, it being well known that a borrower in distress would agree to any terms. "No person shall take directly or indirectly for the loan of money...
Pàgina 23 - His mind is not very richly stored with knowledge; but it is so creative, so well organized by nature, or disciplined by early education, and constant habits of systematic thinking, that he embraces every subject with the clearness and facility of one prepared by previous study to comprehend and explain it.
Pàgina 52 - But eloquence must flow like a stream that is fed by an abundant spring, and not spout forth like a frothy water on some gaudy day, and remain dry the rest of the year.
Pàgina 23 - It is difficult to rouse his faculties; he begins with reluctance, hesitation, and vacancy of eye; presently his articulation becomes less broken, his eye more fixed, until finally, his voice is full, clear, and rapid, his manner bold, and his whole face lighted up, with the mingled...
Pàgina 103 - ... the colonial legislature. " For the encouragement of men to plant store of corn, the price shall not be stinted, but it shall be free for every man to sell it as deare as he can.
Pàgina 75 - What the state ought to take upon itself to direct by the public wisdom, and what it ought to leave, with as little interference as possible, to individual discretion.
Pàgina 39 - ... we find her shivering at midnight on the winter banks of the Ohio and mingling her tears with the torrents that froze as they fell.
Pàgina 24 - ... One is awkward; the other graceful. "One is indifferent as to his words, and slovenly in his pronunciation; the other adapts his phrases to the sense with poetick felicity; his voice to the sound with musical exactness. "There is no breach in the train of Mr. Marshall's thoughts; little connection between Mr. Randolph's. Each has his separate excellence, but either is far from being a finished orator.
Pàgina 87 - The reporter, not seeing this distinction, has given the absurd reason, that volenti non fit injuria; and, therefore the man, who, from mere necessity, pays more than the other can in justice demand, and who is called, in some books, the slave of the lender, shall be said to pay it willingly, and have no right to recover it back, and the lender shall retain ; though it is in order to prevent this oppression and advantage taken of the necessity of others, that the law has made it penal for him to...

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