National Review, Volume 12

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Robert Theobold, 1861

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Page 180 - faithful men in which the pure Word of God is preached, and the sacraments be duly ministered."t Here are the living centres of the religious life. Here is the source of all legitimate ecclesiastical authority in the
Page 253 - now doubt it much, and see the event at no great distance. My only comfort and confidence is, that I shall not live to see this." Nor did he. But he lived to see that the temporary compromise with which the dilemma was for the time staved
Page 269 - which tends to increase this danger, though it may be a local affair, yet if it involves national expense or safety, becomes of concern to every part of the Union, and is a proper subject for the consideration of those charged with the general administration of the government.
Page 258 - but a smoke-house, a corn-house, and a range of nigger-houses. . . . From the banks of the Mississippi to the banks of the James, I did not—that I remember —see, except perhaps in one or two towns, a thermometer; nor a book of Shakespeare ; nor a pianoforte, or a sheet of music; nor the light of a
Page 258 - the bare floor; for there were no carpets or mats. For all that, the house swarmed with vermin. There was no hay, no straw, no oats ; but mouldy corn and leaves of maize ; no discretion, no care, no honesty. At the there was no stable, but a log-pen ; and besides this no other outhouses,
Page 369 - quite wanting, at the same time that they do not offend the superstitious disrelish for change, which is always present." But by fiction is meant something much more than the ordinary acceptation of the term. Legal fiction is taken to signify " any assumption which conceals, or affects to conceal, the fact that a rule of law has undergone alteration, its letter remaining unchanged, its operation being modified. 1
Page 276 - with English taste.] Turkish Life and Character. By Walter Thornbury. 2 vols. Smith and Elder. Hopes and Fears; or, Scenes from the Life of a Spinster. By the Author of the " Heir of Redclyffe.
Page 257 - in his preface to this last volume, " as an unfortunate circumstance, for which the people of the South were in nowise to blame, and the abolition of which was no more immediately practicable than the abrogation of hospitals, penitentiaries, and boarding-schools, it was with the distinct hope of aiding in this
Page 271 - I am impliedly if not expressly pledged to a belief in the right and duty of Congress to prohibit Slavery in all the

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