It was a source of inexpressible pleasure to me to observe the almost imperceptible, but not less certain effect, wrought by this institution among the small community of Boston; and to note at every turn the humanising tastes and desires it has engendered; the affectionate friendships to which it has given rise; the amount of vanity and prejudice it has dispelled.
The parents were easily induced to consent to her coming to Boston, and on the 4th of October, 1837, they brought her to the Institution.
"Yes; but you must agree that it's a new institution
of undoubted utility that's being started.
But there still remained the last and crowning act, which the people of the Union alone were competent to perform--the institution
of civil government, for that compound nation, the United States of America.
I found the new Institution
torn by internal schisms even before it was opened to the public.
"Resolved: that the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions
according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depend, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes."
When I consider the slight disparity of condition among the islanders--the very limited and inconsiderable prerogatives of the king and chiefs--and the loose and indefinite functions of the priesthood, most of whom were hardly to be distinguished from the rest of their countrymen, I am wholly at a loss where to look for the authority which regulates this potent institution
. It is imposed upon something today, and withdrawn tomorrow; while its operations in other cases are perpetual.
Citizens of feudal states are alarmed at our democratic institutions
lapsing into anarchy, and the older and more cautious among ourselves are learning from Europeans to look with some terror at our turbulent freedom.
After he had learnt what the institutions
of Germany could teach him, he gave the French a turn next, and the Italians a turn after that.
Blanche left Arnold to array herself in her bridal splendor--after another outrage on propriety, and more consequences of free institutions
The Empress Marya, concerned for the welfare of the charitable and educational institutions
under her patronage, had given directions that they should all be removed to Kazan, and the things belonging to these institutions
had already been packed up.
"Sir," replied the Distinguished Advocate of Republican Institutions
, "a ship is expected, bearing His Majesty the King of the Fly-Speck Islands, and I wish to be the first to grasp the crowned hand."