American Ideals, Character and Life

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Macmillan, 1913 - 341 halaman
 

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Halaman 320 - the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath; with the general cessation of all secular business, and the closing of courts, legislatures, and other similar public assemblies on that day; the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town, and hamlet; the multitude of charitable organizations existing everywhere under Christian auspices; the gigantic missionary associations, with general support, and aiming to establish Christian missions in every quarter of the globe. These,...
Halaman 216 - ... to take account from time to time of all parents and masters and of their children, concerning their calling and employment of their children, especially of their ability to read and understand the principles of religion and the capital laws of this country...
Halaman 320 - If we pass beyond these matters to a view of American life as expressed by its laws, its business, its customs and its society, we find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth.
Halaman 320 - The form of oath universally prevailing, concluding with an appeal to the Almighty; the custom of opening sessions of all deliberative bodies and most conventions with prayer; the prefatory words of all wills, 'In the name of God, amen;' the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath, with the general cessation of all secular business, and the closing of courts, legislatures, and other similar public assemblies on that day; the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town...
Halaman 193 - ... exhibition of that facetious spirit with which some of my predecessors have entertained you. It has, indeed, been said that American humor has never found full expression except in architecture. It has also been said by an honored friend of mine, himself an architect, whom I hoped to see here tonight, that American architecture was the art of covering one thing with another thing to imitate a third thing, which, if genuine, would not be desirable.
Halaman 289 - The treasury of America does not lie in the brains of the small body of men now in control of the great enterprises that have been concentrated under the direction of a very small number of persons. The treasury of America lies in those ambitions, those energies, that cannot be restricted to a special favored class.
Halaman 196 - ... in demand, used to work in partnership, and I, between school hours, worked for them all, delighted to have the command of a brush and a paint pot. Such was my introduction to the fine arts and their professors.
Halaman 206 - Italian tradition and set his hand boldly and strongly to original work ; but he carved some admirable portrait busts, full of character, firm in manner, and faithful in likeness. How far the country had yet to go in understanding and appreciation of sculpture is brought out by the fact that in 1862 the National Congress commissioned a girl of fifteen, after an education in her art which lasted a twelvemonth, to execute a statue of Lincoln, which now stands in the rotunda of the Capitol at Washington,...
Halaman 318 - The suggestion that the words " vested rights " are not to be found in the Constitution does not prove that there are no such rights. The name of the Supreme Being does not occur in the Constitution ; yet our national being is founded on a tacit recognition of His justice and goodness, and the eternal obligation of His laws. A few of the authorities sustaining the views which I entertain on this subject will be referred to. On the purpose and object of statutes of limitation, Chief Justice Marshall...

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