Notions of the Americans: Picked Up by a Travelling Bachelor, Volum 2

Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1838

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Side 247 - The men arranged themselves on one side of the room, and the women on the other.
Side 2 - Wilkins, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book- the right whereof they claim as proprietors in the words following, to wi — pMvras A-óyet* fapttafiiottt lJtiXOÏf LböAEy^hV^j, ХЯ? ' In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Side 240 - God, and a future state of rewards and punishments, is necessary to hold office. In North Carolina, no person who denies the truth of the Protestant religion, or the divine authority of the Old and New Testament, was capable of holding office.
Side 2 - An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Side 140 - ... to you, and to your illustrious associates in the field and in the cabinet, for the multiplied blessings which surround us, and for the very privilege of addressing you which I now exercise.
Side 139 - ... voluntarily encountered, and the signal services, in America and in Europe, which you performed for an infant, a distant and an alien people; and all feel and own the very great extent of the obligations under which you have placed our country. But the relations in which you have ever stood to the United States, interesting and important as they have been do not constitute the only motive of the respect and admiration which the house of representatives entertain for you.
Side 142 - I have the honour, and enjoy the delight, to congratulate the Representatives of the Union, so vastly enlarged, on the 'realization of those wishes, even beyond every human expectation, and upon the almost infinite prospects we can with certainty anticipate. " Permit me, Mr. Speaker, and gentlemen of the House of Representatives, to join, to the expression of those sentiments, a tribute of my lively gratitude, affectionate devotion, and profound respect.
Side 138 - GENERAL, The house of representatives of the United States, impelled alike by its own feelings, and by those of the whole American people, could not have assigned to me a more gratifying duty than that of presenting to you cordial congratulations upon the occasion of your recent arrival in the United States...
Side 104 - The fact, that an American publisher can get an English work without money, must, for a few years longer, (unless legislative protection shall be extended to their own authors,) have a tendency to repress a national literature.
Side 97 - As respects authorship, there is not much to be said. Compared to the books that are printed and read, those of native origin are few indeed. The principal reason of this poverty of original writers, is owing to the circumstance that men are not yet driven to their wits for bread. The United States are the first nation that possessed institutions, and, of course, distinctive opinions of its own, that was ever dependent on a foreign people for its literature.

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