Westward The Course Of Empire; "out West" And "back East" On The First Trip Of The "los Angeles…

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byMontgomery Schuyler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... "CONSIDERATIONS BY THE WAY" "The side lights of a car in motion," according to Rufus Choate, whose the phrase is, hardly afford a safe basis for generalization. And yet the observer who is fresh from surveying three thousand miles of Triumphant Democracy cannot help compiling his observations into some sort of general conclusions. The mere necessity of arranging them in order compels him to so much of generalization. He cannot help asking himself, "What does all this mean?" After painful pondering, it seems to this voyager and observer that the most convenient summary of all these impressions is the French summing up of the principles which the French thought out before us, although we applied it in practice before them. "Uncle Sam," according to the eloquent speech of Gen. Patrick Collins at one of the Democratic conventions which nominated Grover Cleveland, is "the child of Revolution nurtured on Philosophy." There was no thought of French philosophy in the minds of the great majority of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Like Edie Ochiltree in Scott's novel, they were ' nae libertymen," and like him they stood upon "the prerogative" of British subjects. His colleagues of his committee allowed the bookish young Jefferson to underpin their Declaration of Independence with what philosophic support he might have derived from his reading, regarding his glittering generalities as padding, and being themselves intent only upon asserting their "prerogatives" as British yeomen or British squires. As their friend and advocate Burke was to put it, a dozen years later, they "claimed their franchises, not on abstract principles, as the 'Rights of Men' but as the rights of Englishmen, and as a patrimony derived from their forefathers." That they were founding...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... "CONSIDERATIONS BY THE WAY" "The side lights of a car in motion," according to Rufus Choate, whose the phrase is, hardly affor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217145396

ISBN - 13:9780217145398

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