From these two acts, it appears, 1st, that the object of the convention was to establish, in these States, A FIRM NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; 2d, that this government was to be such as would be ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT and THE PRESERVATION
OF THE UNION; 3d, that these purposes were to be effected by ALTERATIONS AND PROVISIONS IN THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, as it is expressed in the act of Congress, or by SUCH FURTHER PROVISIONS AS SHOULD APPEAR NECESSARY, as it stands in the recommendatory act from Annapolis; 4th, that the alterations and provisions were to be reported to Congress, and to the States, in order to be agreed to by the former and confirmed by the latter.
Yet here stood the chair, with the old Lincoln coat of arms, and the oaken flowers and foliage, and the fierce lion's head at the summit, the whole, apparently, in as perfect preservation
as when it had first been placed in the Earl of Lincoln's hall.
Now, the moral side of an industry, productive or unproductive, the redeeming and ideal aspect of this bread-winning, is the attainment and preservation
of the highest possible skill on the part of the craftsmen.
My own folly had endangered me, my preservation
I owe to the kindness, the integrity of another; but the unfortunate Mrs.
Indeed, a state which is well composed of two others ought to resemble them both, and neither, Such a state ought to have its means of preservation
in itself, and not without; and when I say in itself, I do not mean that it should owe this to the forbearance of their neighbours, for this may happen to a bad government, but to every member of the community's not being willing that there should be the least alteration in their constitution.
They at least would have sheltered me from spies and busybodies; they at least would have secured the peace and privacy of one who was no hero in fact or spirit, whose noblest deed was a piece of self preservation
which he wished undone with all his heart.
I take it that conscience is the guardian in the individual of the rules which the community has evolved for its own preservation
Yes, the laws of self- preservation
and of self-destruction are equally powerful in this world.
The bones were in a fair state of preservation
and indicated by their intactness that the flesh had probably been picked from them by vultures as none was broken; but the pieces of equipment bore out the suggestion of their great age.
In places these had fallen, and the wall was ruined, but it was in a much better state of preservation
than the outer wall.
These last, in excellent preservation
as to workmanship, merely required cleaning, and regilding here and there, to add greatly to the beauty and importance of the best rooms in the hotel.
Unduly concerned about the preservation
of that which