Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

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Страница 451 - fall into the River St. Lawrence, comprehending all islands within twenty leagues of any part of the shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn due East from the points where the aforesaid boundaries between Nova Scotia on the one part, and East Florida on the other, shall respectively touch the Bay of Fundy and
Страница 54 - as to have an influence on my conduct through life j for I have always set a greater value on the character of a doer of good, than on any other kind of reputation, and if I have been, as you seem to think, a useful citizen, the public owes the advantage of it to that
Страница 49 - little king bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district. He is therefore by no means a proper emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America, who have driven all the king-birds from our country ; though exactly fit for that order of knights which the French call
Страница 451 - Apalachicola or Catahouche, thence along the middle thereof to its junction with the Flint River, thence straight to the head of St. Mary's River, aud thence down along the middle of St. Mary's, River to the Atlantic Ocean
Страница 450 - those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the north westernmost head of Connecticut River; thence down along the middle of that River to the forty-fifth degree of North latitude, until it strikes the
Страница 317 - country, all those who shall endeavour to frustrate his Majesty's paternal care for the ease and happiness of his people, by advising, or by any means attempting, the farther prosecution of offensive war on the continent of North America, for the purpose of reducing the revolted Colonies to obedience by force.
Страница 49 - eagle pursues him, and takes it from him. With all this injustice he is never in good case, but like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward
Страница 316 - contradicente, That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, to return his Majesty the thanks of this house, for his most gracious answer to their address presented to his Majesty on Friday last, and for the assurances his Majesty has most graciously been pleased to give them of his intention in pursuance of the advice of
Страница 452 - or by reason of the part which he or they may have taken in the present war, and that no person shall on that account suffer any future loss or damage cither in his
Страница 54 - I was a boy, I met with a book entitled Essays to do Good, which I think was written by your father. It had been so little regarded by a former possessor, that several leaves of it were torn out: but the remainder gave me such a turn of