With respect to critical difficulties and their solutions, the number and nature of the sources from which they may
be drawn may
be thus exhibited.
To the south of where the road between Leesville and Hardy, in the State of Missouri, crosses the east fork of May
Creek stands an abandoned house.
And the Wolf that shall keep it may
prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may
be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
It is in these words: "The TIMES, PLACES, and MANNER of holding elections for senators and representatives shall be prescribed in each State by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may
, at any time, by law, make or alter SUCH REGULATIONS, except as to the PLACES of choosing senators." This provision has not only been declaimed against by those who condemn the Constitution in the gross, but it has been censured by those who have objected with less latitude and greater moderation; and, in one instance it has been thought exceptionable by a gentleman who has declared himself the advocate of every other part of the system.
There are three different ways in which two states may
be blended and joined together; for, in the first place, all those rules may
be adopted which the laws of each of them have ordered; as for instance in the judicial department, for in an oligarchy the rich are fined if they do not come to the court as jurymen, but the poor are not paid for their attendance; but in democracies they are, while the rich are not fined for their neglect.
All that remains, within this branch of our inquiries, is to take notice of an objection that may
be drawn from the great extent of country which the Union embraces.
We must fear nothing--no conclusion, however improbable, almost impossible it may
As we are now entering upon a book in which the course of our history will oblige us to relate some matters of a more strange and surprizing kind than any which have hitherto occurred, it may
not be amiss, in the prolegomenous or introductory chapter, to say something of that species of writing which is called the marvellous.
Archer was fond of having three or four friends to dine, and May
welcomed them with the beaming readiness of which her mother had set her the example in conjugal affairs.
In the Hydra, the animal may
be turned inside out, and the exterior surface will then digest and the stomach respire.
It is, of course, POSSIBLE that there may
be, at certain stages in evolution, elements which are entirely new from the standpoint of analysis, though in their nascent form they have little influence on behaviour and no very marked correlatives in structure.