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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 7 1 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 3 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803 (search)
of God to all Christians, except Papists, inhabiting, or which shall inhabit or be resident within, such province or territory. Magna Charta itself is in substance but a constrained declaration or proclamation and promulgation in the name of King, Lords. and Commons, of the sense the latter had their original, inherent, indefeasible, natural rights. as also those of free citizens equally perdurable with the other. That great author, that great jurist, and even that court writer. Mr. Justice Blackstone, holds that this recognition was justly obtained of King John, sword in hand. And peradventure it must be one day, sword in hand, again rescued and preserved from total destruction and oblivion. As subjects. A commonwealth or state is a body politic, or civil society of men united together to promote their mutual safety and prosperity by means of their union. The absolute right of Englishmen and all freemen, in or out of civil society, are principally personal security, per
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bankruptcy laws, past and present. (search)
creditor. The former needs protection against the latter; the creditor can take care of himself. Thus many a good citizen may find comfort in the reflection that, if we have gone far towards preventing involuntary bankruptcy, it has been that our laws might be just rather than severe, and expressive of the principle that a score of rascals had better go unpunished rather than that one honest man should suffer oppression. This is the spirit of the age. Nearly a century and a half ago Blackstone declared that the bankruptcy laws of his time were founded on principles of humanity as well as justice. Modern jurists would not now assure us that such was the case: else to what purpose did John Howard live, or how came it that Dickens moved a sympathetic world with his story of Little Dorrit and the debt-deadened prisoners of Marshalsea. Now, even the day seems passing when, in the words of the gentle Autocrat. The ghostly dun shall worry his sleep, And constables cluster around
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackstone, William, -1675 (search)
Blackstone, William, -1675 Pioneer, supposed to have been graduated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1617, and to have become a minister in the Church of England. In 1623 he removed from Plymouth to the peninsula of Shawmut, where Boston now stands, and was living there in 1630, when Governor Winthrop arrived at Charlestown. On April 1. 1633, he was given a grant of fifty acres. but not liking his Puritan neighbors he sold his estate in 1634. He then moved to a place a few miles north of Providence. locating on the river which now bears his name. He is said to have planted the first orchard in Rhode Island, and also the first one in Massachusetts. He was the first white settler in Rhode Island, but took no part in the founding of the colony. The cellar of the house where he lived is still shown, and a little hill near by where he was accustomed to read is known as Study Hill. He died in Rehoboth Mass., May 26, 1675.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Habeas corpus, (search)
der of any court, or of the King, he may have a writ of habeas corpus to bring him before the King's bench or common pleas, which shall determine whether his committal be just. This act (founded on the old common-law) is next in importance to magna charta. Parliament may suspend the habeas corpus act for a specified time in great emergency. Then the nation parts with a portion of liberty to secure its permanent welfare, and suspected persons may then be arrested without cause assigned.-Blackstone. Act suspended for a short time.1689, 1696, 1708 Suspended for Scots' Rebellion1715-16 Suspended for twelve months1722 Suspended for Scots' Rebellion1744-45 Suspended for American War1777-79 Again by Mr. Pitt, owing to French Revolution1794 Suspended in Ireland in the great rebellion1798 Suspended in EnglandAug. 28, 1799, and April 14, 1801 Again, on account of Irish insurrection1803 Again, on alleged secret meetingsFeb. 21, 1817 Bill to restore habeas corpus introduced Jan.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 5 (search)
Paul Richter, whose memoirs had just been written by a Brookline lady, Mrs. Thomas Lee. This biography set before me, just at the right time, the attractions of purely literary life, carried on in a perfectly unworldly spirit; and his story of Siebenkas, just then opportunely translated, presented the same thing in a more graphic way. From that moment poverty, or at least extreme economy, had no terrors for me, and I could not bear the thought of devoting my life to the technicalities of Blackstone. Not that the law-book had failed to interest me,--for it was a book,--but I could not consent to surrender my life to what it represented, nor have I ever repented that decision. I felt instinctively what the late Dwight Foster said to me long after: The objection to the study of the law is not that it is not interesting,--for it is eminently so,--but that it fills your mind with knowledge which cannot be carried into another stage of existence. Long after this, moreover, my classmate
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, Index. (search)
Robert, 167, 190. Bartol, C. A., 175. Batchelder, Mr., 154, 155, 156, 157. Batchelder, Mrs. F. L., 4. Bearse, Andrew, 144, 148, 165. Beatrice, 76. Beck, Charles, 54. Bede, Adam, 219. Beethoven, Ludwig von, 8S, 95. Belot, Adolphe, 313. Belton, W. S., 138. Bem, Joseph, 86. Bemis, George, 175. Besant, Sir, Walter, 273. Bewick, John, 15. Bigelow, Luther, 251. Billings, Josh, 284. Bird, F. ., 237. birth of A literature, the, 167-195. Bishop, W. H., 312, 314. Blackstone, Sir, William, 88. Blake, Harrison, 181. Blanc, Charles, 322. Blanc, Louis, 304, 305, 309, 316, 317, 318, 320, 321, 322. Boarding-schools, Dangers of, 22. Boccaccio, Giovanni, 77. Borel, General, 307. Boswell, James, 15. Bowditch, H. I., 176. Bowditch, Nathaniel, 50. Bowen, Francis, 53, 54. Boyesen, H. H., 314. Bremer, Fredrika, 011. Brentano, Bettine, 25, 92, 93. Briggs, the Misses, 119. Bright, John, 327. Brook Farm, 83, 84, 120. Brookline, Mass., summer life in, 81. Bro
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 4: girlhood 1839-1843; aet. 20-23 (search)
d Journals of Samuel Gridley Howe. Returning to this country in 1831, he took up the education of the blind, which was to be chief among the multifarious labors of his life. When Julia Ward first met him, he had been for nine years Director of the Perkins Institution for the Blind, and was known throughout the civilized world as the man who had first taught language to a blind deaf mute (Laura Bridgman). Up to this time a person thus afflicted was classed with idiots, because, as Blackstone says, his mind cannot be reached. This dictum had been recently reaffirmed by a body of learned men. Dr. Howe thought otherwise. Briefly, he invented a new science. He carefully reasoned out every step of the way, and made a full and clear record of the methods which he invented, not for his pupils alone, but for the whole afflicted class for which he opened the way to human fellowship.... His methods have been employed in all subsequent cases, and after seventy years of trial remain th
er, II, 171. Bethany, II, 40. Bethlehem, II, 38. Bible, I, 46, 53, 109, 208, 254, 310, 323, 336, 340, 344, 385; II, 95, 174, 231. Bigelow, Mary, I, 145. Bigelow, Susan, I, 145; II, 231. Birckhead, Caroline, II, 233. Birckhead, Christopher, II, 407. Birckhead, Hugh, II, 410. Bird, F. W., Sr., II, 187. Bishop, Mr., I, 240, 241. Bisland, Elizabeth, II, 108. Bismarck, Otto von, II, 19, 303. Bjornson, Bjornstjerne, II, 243, 247. Black, Wm., II, 9. Blackstone, Wm., I, 73. Blackwell, Alice, II, 190, 233, 325. Blackwell, Antoinette, I, 375; II, 152, 154. Blackwell, Henry, I, 332; II, 190. Blair, Montgomery, I, 238. Blanc, Louis, II, 24. Blind, work for the, I, 73; II, 347, see also Perkins Institution and Kindergarten. Bloomsbury, II, 4, 7. Boatswain's Whistle, I, 210, 211. Boer War, II, 272. Bologna, II, 27. Bonaparte, Joseph, I, 147, 328. Bond Street, I, 22. Bonheur, Rosa, II, 20. Boocock, Mr., I, 43, 44
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), James Louis Petigru, (search)
James Louis Petigru, The life and character of. The lives of successful and distinguished lawyers are always interesting. Success at the bar in a high degree, involves and implies mental activity and diligent research. There must be preliminary preparation both of an academic and a professional nature. Assuming a fair degree of the first we may enlarge a little on the second. The great exponent and apostle of the law, Sir William Blackstone, has to be studied. The principles which he discusses and elaborates have to be read, digested, and stored away in the mind. The student has to familiarize himself with Story and Adam's Equity, Smith's Mercantile Law, or some other work of like nature, has to be mastered. The statute law of the State has to be learned, works of pleading and practice must be perused and made part of the mental equipment. This preparation and these books necessitate the exercise of the intellectual faculties—their expansion and development. Practice
n the colony, soon to be called Salem; and extended some supervision over the waters of Boston harbor, then called Massachusetts Bay. At Charlestown an Englishman, one Thomas Walford, a blacksmith, dwelt in a thatched and palisaded cabin. William Blackstone, an Episcopal clergyman, a courteous recluse, gifted with the impatience of restraint which belongs to the pioneer, had planted himself on the opposite peninsula; the island now known as East Boston was occupied by Samuel Maverick, son of a, marked by three hills, and blessed with sweet and pleasant springs, safe pastures and land that promised rich cornfields and fruitful gardens, attracted among others William Coddington of Boston in England, who, in friendly relations with William Blackstone, built the fist good house there, even before it took the name which was to grow famous throughout the world. Some planted on the Mystic, in what is now Malden. Others, with Sir Richard Saltonstall and George Phillips, a godly minister sp