The Miscellaneous Writings of Francis Lieber: Reminiscences, addresses, and essays

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J.B. Lippincott, 1880
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Stranica 228 - Come wealth or want, come good or ill, Let young and old accept their part, And bow before the Awful Will, And bear it with an honest heart, Who misses or who wins the prize. — Go, lose or conquer as you can ; But if you fail, or if you rise, Be each, pray God, a gentleman.
Stranica 33 - No. 100, of 1863 (Instructions for the Government of the Armies of the United States in the Field), and to have been decided in favor of the permanency of these regulations.
Stranica 251 - Lordships — which was unnecessary, but there are many whom it may be needful to remind — that an advocate, by the sacred duty which he owes his client, knows, in the discharge of that office, but one person in the world, THAT CLIENT AND NONE OTHER. To save that client by all expedient means— to protect that client at all hazards and costs to all others, and among others to himself — is the highest and most unquestioned of his duties...
Stranica 92 - I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious. I will add two facts, which have seldom occurred in the composition of six, or at least of five quartos, (1) My first rough manuscript, without any intermediate copy, has been sent to the press.
Stranica 251 - To save that client by all expedient means, to protect that client at all hazards and costs to all others, and among others to himself, is the highest and most unquestioned of his duties; and he must not regard the alarm, the suffering, the torment, the destruction which he may bring upon any other.
Stranica 375 - I am apt, however, to entertain a suspicion, that the world is still too young to fix many general truths in politics, which will remain true to the latest posterity. We have not as yet had experience of three thousand years ; so that not only the art of reasoning is still imperfect in this science, as in all others, but we even want sufficient materials upon which we can reason.
Stranica 279 - The credit belongs to others, and not to me. It belongs to Mr. Fox — to Mr. Grattan — to Mr.
Stranica 59 - and I must direct your passport home to Germany. I will direct it to Florence : your minister there may direct it back to Rome. Or I will direct it to any place in Tuscany which you may choose ; for through Tuscany you must travel in order to reach Germany.
Stranica 49 - I could not make him a more welcome birthday present than a sketch of the geography of eastern countries, or translations from voyages and travels, executed as might be expected from a child. He had originally no stronger desire than that I might be his successor as a traveller in the East. But the influence of a very tender and anxious mother upon my physical training and constitution thwarted his plan almost as soon as it was formed. In consequence of her opposition, my father afterwards gave...
Stranica 63 - He probably thought that a person in my situation ought to be glad to receive an invitation of this kind ; and, in fact, any one might feel gratified in being asked to dine with him, especially in Rome. When I saw that my motive for declining so flattering an invitation was not understood, I said, throwing a glance at my dress, 'Really, Sir, I am not in a state to dine with an Excellency.

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