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Jews and Gentiles - Shaye J. D. Cohen

... Jews (Dan. 2-7, Tobit, Enoch) and would so remain until the Middle Ages. By the first century B.C.E. it was used for the translation and paraphrase of scripture. In rabbinic times, from the third century C.E. onward in! both Palestine and Babylonia, Aramaic ...

State of the Union 1886 - Grover Cleveland

... in the management and direction of their pursuit.    Under the terms of their surrender as then reported, and in view of the understanding which these murderous savages seemed to entertain of the assurances given them, it was considered best to ...

State of the Union 1867 - President Andrew Johnson

... States they still held in their hands the sacred right of the ballot, and it was safe to believe that in due time they would come to the rescue of their own institutions. It gives me pleasure to add that ...

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State of the Union 1891 - Benjamin Harrison

... preeminence which it attained when the best instrument of ocean commerce was the clipper ship and the most impressive exhibit of naval power the old wooden three-decker man-of-war. The officers of the Navy and the proprietors and ...

The Six Enneads - 1 - Plotinus

... much closer to the Universal; for it deals with correspondence and sequence, the choice of time for action and inaction, the adoption of this course, the rejection of that other: Wisdom and Dialectic have the task of presenting all things ...

A People's History of the United States (Chapter 9: Slavery Without Submission) - Howard Zinn

... almost as lief the now as at any time, for I feel that I am prepared to meet my Maker. .. . John Brown was executed by the state of Virginia with the approval of the national government. It was the national government which ...

Inagural Address - William Henry Harrison

... understood and which at times was the subject of the mockery of all?or the banishment from his home, his family, and his country with or without an alleged cause, that it was the act not of a single tyrant or ...

Arabian Nights, Vol. 9 (Chap. 1) - Richard F. Burton

... Albanians. Sa'id Pasha was the first to appoint Fellah-officers and under their command the Egyptian soldier, one of the best in the East, at once became the worst. We have at last found the right way to make ...

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State of the Union 1897 - William McKinley

... a formidable force; its vessels are the very best of each type; and with the increase that should be made to it from time to time in the future, and careful attention to keeping it in a high state of efficiency and ...

Chapter 16: A People's War? - Howard Zinn

... had become very influential in the hard times of the thirties, and during the war against Fascism. The actual membership of the Communist party was not large-fewer than 100,000 probably-but it was a potent force in trade unions ...

The Piazza Tales (The Encantadas) - Herman Melville

... a spot made sacred by the strangest trials of humanity. It was my first visit to the Encantadas. Two days had been spent ashore in hunting tortoises. There was not time to capture many; so on the third afternoon we loosed ...

The History of the Peloponnesian War (Chap. 4.3) - Thucydides

... the terms agreed upon by the Lacedaemonians and the allies. It was agreed accordingly in the popular assembly that the armistice should be for one year, beginning that very day, the fourteenth of the month of Elaphebolion; during which time ...

Politics (Book. 1) - Aristotle

... who first founded the state was the greatest of benefactors. For man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all; since armed injustice is the more dangerous, and ...

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State of the Union 1865 - President Andrew Johnson

... among the powers of the earth, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by States; so also were the Articles of Confederation: and when "the people of the United States" ordained and established the Constitution it was the assent of the ...

George Washington's “Farewell Address (1796)” - RichGlasgow

... impels to war the government, contrary to the best calculations of policy. The government sometimes participates in the national propensity, and adopts through passion what reason would reject; at other times it makes the animosity of the nation subservient to ...

Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (Chap. 4) - Martin Luther

... not treat of the hatred and love of God towards men. It merely rebukes the ingratitude of men. The more deserving a person is, the less he is appreciated. Often those who should be his best friends, are his worst enemies ...

The Condition of the Working-Class in England (Chap. 5) - Friedrich Engels

... a considerable time; its extraordinary violence in the year 1837 gave rise to the report already referred to. According to the annual report of Dr. Southwood Smith on the London Fever Hospital, the number of patients in 1843 was 1,462, or ...

The History of Herodotus, Vol II (Chap. 3) - Herodotus

... there it had been ordered that the whole army should assemble, which was to go with Xerxes himself by the land: but which of the governors of provinces brought the best equipped force and received from the king the gifts ...

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After the Bombing / Speech at Ford Auditorium - Malcolm X

... at that time the Africans, the Asians, the Arabs, all of the nonwhite people got together and agreed to de-emphasize their differences and emphasize what they had in common, and form a working unity. And it was the working unity ...

By Any Means Necessary (Traduction) - Malcolm X

... them. And I say that it's easy to do it. One of the best organized groups of black people in America was the Black Muslims. They've got all the machinery, don't think they haven't; and the experience where they know ...

The Laws (Part 3) - Plato

... similarly attached to freedom, observes moderation; but your states, the Laconian and Cretan, have more of it; and the same was the case with the Athenians and Persians of old time, but now they have less. Shall I tell you why ...

The Republic (Book 4) - Plato

... great and many times greater. That is most true, he said. And what, I said, will be the best limit for our rulers to fix when they are considering the size of the State and the amount of territory which they ...

The Republic (Book 8) - Plato

... who was the best and who was the worst of them, we were to consider whether the best was not also the happiest, and the worst the most miserable. I asked you what were the four forms of government of which ...

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New England Reformers - Ralph Waldo Emerson

... formal process. This has been several times repeated: it was excellent when it was done the first time, but, of course, loses all value when it is copied. Every project in the history of reform, no matter how violent and ...

Life of Milton - Samuel Johnson

... likewise that it was not perpetual, for it concludes with a resolution of returning some time to Cambridge. And it may be conjectured from the willingness with which he has perpetuated the memory of his exile, that its cause was such ...

The History Of The SCP Foundation - The SCP Foundation

... began at this time. It was founded by Kondraki, who created it as IC chat. It wasn't very active, in the words of Pair of Ducks: I became active in the community because of the chat. It was actually Kondraki that ...

Macbeth Full Play - William Shakespeare

... call. Exit Attendant Was it not yesterday we spoke together? First Murderer It was, so please your highness. MACBETH Well then, now Have you consider'd of my speeches? Know That it was he in the times past which held you ...

We Scholars (VI) - Friedrich Nietzsche

... another time it was the industrious worker who had got a scent of OTIUM and refined luxuriousness in the internal economy of the philosopher, and felt himself aggrieved and belittled thereby. On another occasion it was the colour-blindness of the ...

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Essays of Michel de Montaigne (Chap. 2.37) - Michel de Montaigne

... letting blood in that disease was the principal cause of so many mishaps. Moreover, their authors hold that there is no physic that has not something hurtful in it. And if even those of the best operation in some measure ...

Rasul v. Bush - The Supreme Court of the United States

... , 598 (K. B. 1759) (even if Berwick was "no part of the realm of England," it was still a "dominion of the Crown"). All of the dominions in the cases the Court cites and all of the territories Blackstone lists as dominions, see ...

Ethics; Book 8 - Aristotle

... seems appropriate to call Timocracy (I Give to it the name of a political constitution because people commonly Do so). Of these the best is Monarchy, and Timocracy the worst [Sidenote: II6ob] From Monarchy the deflection is Despotism; both being Monarchies but ...

The Condition of the Working-Class in England (Chap. 8) - Friedrich Engels

... have followed, but the bourgeoisie stood safely in the background and could await the result without compromising itself if the worst came to the worst. At the end of July business began to improve; it was high time. In order ...

Representative Men: Seven Lectures (Chap. 6) - Ralph Waldo Emerson

... than my elevation: 'tis in vain to ascribe it to intrigue or crime: it was owing to the peculiarity of the times, and to my reputation of having fought well against the enemies of my country. I have always marched with ...

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Overture [Chapter 1] - Marcel Proust

... see as far as the keep of Roussainville-le-Pin, was for a long time my place of refuge, doubtless because it was the only room whose door Ï was allowed to lock, whenever my occupation was such as required an inviolable ...

State of the Union 1830 (written) - Andrew Jackson (US President)

... strength to the belief that the best interests of our country require the speedy adoption of some plan calculated to effect this end. A contingency which some times places it in the power of a single member of the House of Representatives ...

State of the Union 1859 - James Buchanan

... force in making war against the enemy. This is the plain language, and history proves that it was the well-known intention of the framers, of the Constitution.       It will not be denied that the general "power to declare war ...

Life Of Augustus - Nicolaus Of Damascus

... crowned Caesar a second time, the people shouted in chorus, "Hail, King"; but Caesar still refusing the crown, ordered it to be taken to the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter, saying that it was more appropriate there. Again the same people applauded ...

By Any Means Necessary - Malcolm X

... them. And I say that it's easy to do it. One of the best organized groups of black people in America was the Black Muslims. They've got all the machinery, don't think they haven't; and the experience where they know ...

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Cape Cod: Chapter 9 (The Sea and the Desert) - Henry David Thoreau

... toy ships upon a mantel-piece The peculiarity of this autumnal landscape consisted in the lowness and thickness of the shrubbery, no less than in the brightness of the tints. It was like a thick stuff of worsted or a fleece, and looked ...

Economy - Henry David Thoreau

... , in the summer, it was formerly almost solely a covering at night. In the Indian gazettes a wigwam was the symbol of a day's march, and a row of them cut or painted on the bark of a tree signified that so many times they ...