It was the belief of those who knew him best, that he would positively have taken the very singular step of giving up the House of the Seven Gables to the representative
of Matthew Maule, but for the unspeakable tumult which a suspicion of the old gentleman's project awakened among his Pyncheon relatives.
I felt it almost as a destiny to make Salem my home; so that the mould of features and cast of character which had all along been familiar here -- ever, as one representative
of the race lay down in the grave, another assuming, as it were, his sentry-march along the main street -- might still in my little day be seen and recognised in the old town.
The "parts" of "Lucy" and "Falkland" (which the distressed family carried about with them everywhere, like incidental maladies) were handed to their representatives
on the spot.
Here pompous official representatives
may demur; but who can doubt that it is on its literature that a country must rely for its permanent representation?
Every fourth year, at the vernal equinox, there is a representative
council of the whole nation, which meets in a plain about twenty miles from our house, and continues about five or six days.
Since then, his work was that curious mixture of bad painting and good intentions that always entitles a man to be called a representative
The supper was almost gay and a particularly clever speech of the representative
of the government, mingling the glories of the past with the successes of the future, caused the greatest cordiality to prevail.
The Empress of China, after the siege of Peking, commanded that a telephone should be hung in her palace, within reach of her dragon throne; and she was very friendly with any representative
of the "Speaking Lightning Sounds" business, as the Chinese term telephony.
The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative
constitution, is a change of men.
In the next place, as each representative
will be chosen by a greater number of citizens in the large than in the small republic, it will be more difficult for unworthy candidates to practice with success the vicious arts by which elections are too often carried; and the suffrages of the people being more free, will be more likely to centre in men who possess the most attractive merit and the most diffusive and established characters.
You must be sensible that as an only son, and the representative
of an ancient family, your conduct in life is most interesting to your connections; and in the very important concern of marriage especially, there is everything at stake--your own happiness, that of your parents, and the credit of your name.
No Person shall be a Representative
who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.