Each house is, as it necessarily must be, the judge of the elections, qualifications, and returns of its members; and whatever improvements may be suggested by experience, for simplifying and accelerating the process in disputed cases, so great a portion of a year would unavoidably elapse, before an illegitimate member could be dispossessed
of his seat, that the prospect of such an event would be little check to unfair and illicit means of obtaining a seat.
He had once more reared the American flag in the lost domains of Astoria; and had he been enabled to maintain the footing he had so gallantly effected, he might have regained for his country the opulent trade of the Columbia, of which our statesmen have negligently suffered us to be dispossessed
Many of these bear with them the smart of real or fancied injuries; many consider themselves expatriated beings, wrongfully exiled from their hereditary homes, and the sepulchres of their fathers, and cherish a deep and abiding animosity against the race that has dispossessed
This has been a dull, prosy day," yawned Phil, stretching herself idly on the sofa, having previously dispossessed
two exceedingly indignant cats.
Before the Europeans, or, to use a more significant term, the Christians, dispossessed the original owners of the soil, all that section of country which contains the New England States, and those of the Middle which lie east of the mountains, was occupied by two great nations of Indians, from whom had descended numberless tribes.
Of course these two tribes were the first who were dispossessed of their lands by the Europeans.
We were alone with the quiet day, and his little heart, dispossessed
, had stopped.
For he had killed as many of the dispossessed
lords as he could lay hands on, and few had escaped; he had won over the Roman gentlemen, and he had the most numerous party in the college.
He and his wife and Rob, then a youth of nineteen, were descended upon, during a cold winter's evening, and dispossessed
But the devil does not suffer himself to be easily dispossessed
from a place in which he has fixed his garrison.
It was only that I had given up the direction of my intelligence before the problem; or rather that the problem had dispossessed
my intelligence and reigned in its stead side by side with a superstitious awe.
Green pressed his claim and got the estates; the dispossessed
nobleman shot himself and died without issue.