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Side 253 - The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has over the judges, and on that point the President is independent of both. The authority of the Supreme Court must not, therefore, be permitted to control the Congress or the Executive when acting in their legislative capacities, but to have only such influence as the force of their reasoning may deserve.
Side 157 - Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void : it being the true intent and meaning of this act, not to legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the constitution of the United States...
Side 184 - On either side a formidable shape; The one seemed woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold, Voluminous and vast, a serpent armed With mortal sting.
Side 65 - For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
Side 157 - March 6, 1820,) which, being inconsistent with the principle of non-intervention by Congress with slavery in the States and Territories — as recognized by the legislation of 1850, commonly called the Compromise Measures — is hereby declared inoperative and void; it being the true intent and meaning of this act not to legislate slavery into any Territory or State, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their...
Side 90 - Commons; and all bills for the granting of any such aids and supplies ought to begin with the Commons; and that it is the undoubted and sole right of the Commons to direct, limit and appoint in such bills, the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifications of such grants which ought not to be changed or altered by the House of Lords...
Side 113 - The present convention shall be in force for the term of ten years from the date hereof ; and. further, until the end of twelve months after either of the high contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate the same ; each of the high contracting parties reserving to itself the right of giving such notice to the other, at the end of the said term of ten years...
Side 379 - Two voices are there — one is of the sea, One of the mountains — each a mighty voice : In both from age to age, thou didst rejoice, They were thy chosen music, Liberty...
Side 438 - And should I at your harmless innocence Melt as I do, yet public reason just, Honour and empire with revenge enlarged, By conquering this new world, compels me now To do what else, though damned, I should abhor." So spake the fiend, and with necessity, The tyrant's plea, excused his devilish deeds.