A Plea for the West

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Truman & Smith, 1835 - Catholic Church - 190 pages
A plea for Protestant education in the Middle West.
 

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Page 30 - If, in our haste to be rich and mighty, we outrun our literary and religioug institutions, they will never overtake us, or only come up after the battle of liberty is fought and lost, as spoils to grace the victory, and as resources of inexorable despotism for the perpetuity of our bondage.
Page 30 - But what will become of the West if her prosperity rushes up to such a majesty of power, while those great institutions linger which are necessary to form the mind and the conscience and the heart of that vast world. It must not be permitted. . . . Let no man at the East quiet himself and dream of liberty, whatever may become of the West. . . . Her destiny is our destiny.
Page 9 - It is equally plain that the religious and political destiny of our nation is to be decided in the West...
Page 10 - The West is a young empire of mind, and power, and wealth, and free institutions, rushing up to a giant manhood, with a rapidity and a power never before witnessed below the sun.
Page 14 - is assembled from all the States of the Union and from all the nations of Europe, and is rushing in like the waters of the flood, demanding for its moral preservation the immediate and universal action of those institutions which discipline the mind and arm the conscience and the heart. And so various are the opinions and habits, and so recent and imperfect is the acquaintance, and so sparse are the settlements of the West, that no homogeneous public sentiment can be formed to legislate immediately...
Page 43 - We did not, in the darkest hour, believe that God had brought our fathers to this goodly land to lay the foundation of religious liberty, and wrought such wonders in their preservation, and raised their descendants to such heights of civil and religious liberty, only to reverse the analogy of his providence, and abandon his work.
Page 166 - HITHER TENDS THAT WORST AND NEVER SUFFICIENTLY TO BE EXECRATED AND DETESTED LIBERTY OF THE PRESS, FOR THE DIFFUSION OF ALL MANNER OF WRITINGS, WHICH SOME SO LOUDLY CONTEND FOR, AND SO ACTIVELY PROMOTE.
Page 150 - Metternich (qv)by various diplomatic papers, in consequence of which he was appointed Austrian counsellor of legation, at the diet in Frankfort. In 1818, he returned to Vienna, where he lived as secretary of the court, and counsellor of legation, and published a View of the Present Political Relations, and his complete works.
Page 163 - we have fallen ot times so calamitous, and so humiliating to the spouse of Jesus Christ, that it is not possible for her to practise, nor expedient to recall so holy maxims; and she is forced to interrupt the course of her just severities against the enemies of the faith.
Page 106 - The greater part are disposed to embrace the doctrine, whatever it be, which is first preached to them. We must make haste ; the moments are precious. America may one day become the centre of civilization ; and, shall truth or error establish there its empire ? IF THE PROTESTANT SECTS ARE BEFOREHAND WITH OS, IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO DESTROY THEIR INFLUENCE.

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