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The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands,
by Albert Bushnell Hart

The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands,
and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies,
had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly
wise and free institutions of the Dutch.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In any event, colonization and the grant of lands were provincial matters.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

More emphasis was thus thrown upon the local governments than in England.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger
there was but one man without whom English history
must have taken a different turn,
and that was William Pitt the elder.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

 

In appearance the labor system of all the colonies was the same.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The colonies had little occasion to feel or to resent
direct royal prerogative.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia,
and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory
extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

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In each colony in 1750 were to be found two sets of governing organizations,
- the local and the general.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In 1763 the English were the most powerful nation in the world.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

On March 10, 1764, preliminary resolutions passed the
House of Commons looking towards the Stamp Act.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

England and France were rivals, not only on the continent,
but in the West Indies, in India, and in Europe.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The Stuart sovereigns of England steadily attempted
to strengthen their power,
and the resistance to that effort caused an immense
growth of Parliamentary influence.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements
and to claiming new boundaries.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

One of the strongest and most persistent elements in
national development has been that inheritance of political
traditions and usages which the new settlers brought with them.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Few characters in history are indispensable.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active
military preparations on both sides.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures
to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

As often happens during a war, some parts of the country prospered,
notwithstanding the constant loss.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a
class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years,
and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In government as well as in trade a new era came to the colonies in 1763.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In some of the middle colonies the towns and counties
were both active and had a relation with each other
which was the forerunner of the present system of local
government in the Western States.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Everywhere among the English-speaking race criminal justice was rude,
and punishments were barbarous; but the tendency was
to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The participation of the people in their own government
was the more significant,
because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have,
- three departments of government.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The growth of constitutional government,
as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment
of two different sets of machinery for making laws
and carrying on government.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

In comparison with other men of their time,
the Americans were distinguished by the possession
of new political and social ideas,
which were destined to be the foundation of the American commonwealth.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The Opposition aren't really the Opposition.
They're just called the Opposition.
But in fact they are the Opposition in exile.
The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence.
- Antony Jay

Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage,
or my house when I propose to take a residence,
so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
- Seneca

Solomon's temple also was designed to increase the
attractiveness of the city of his residence.
- Julius Wellhausen

The question of religion was a matter for each individual's conscience,
and in a great many cases was the outcome of birth
or residence in a certain geographical area.
- James Larkin

When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought,
you can't teach poetry.
This is ridiculous.
- Norman MacCaig

I think because I've maintained my residence in New York,
those kinds of films have been more accessible.
- Gretchen Mol

I do not regard it as wrong to take my life,
because I simply change my place of residence and go
where my wife and baby are.
- Alex Campbell

I was a tried seaman when, for the first time,
I set foot upon the soil of my country,
and took up my residence where my people had lived
for over two hundred years.
- John Sergeant Wise

The main consideration with those who,
possessing some capital, propose to emigrate as the
means of improving their condition,
is, the society likely to be found in the land fixed
on for their future residence.
- Charles Sturt

The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years,
in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections;
and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place,
and to associate with strangers.
- John Britton

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines,
and my acquaintance with so many of the officers,
the origin of which I have already mentioned,
enabled me to gain much important information as to
the position and designs of the enemy.
- Belle Boyd

Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents.
These are certainly common enough in the forest,
but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence.
- Henry Walter Bates

And indeed, last week, the FBI executed a search warrant on my residence.
This happened one day after my attorneys had left a
message on the lead FBI investigator's voice mail confirming
my continued readiness to answer questions and otherwise cooperate.
- Steven Hatfill

Calvin Coolidge was the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth Corner,
Vermont.
- Clarence Darrow

It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.
- Chauncey Depew

The pious ones of Plymouth who, reaching the Rock,
first fell upon their own knees and then upon the aborigines.
- William M. Evarts

The Clinton administration launched an attack on people
in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns.
Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns.
Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?
- P. J. O'Rourke

One hundred years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth,
the Spanish government issued a decree authorizing
the enslavement of the American Indian as in accord
with the law of God and man.
- Nelson A. Miles

The original settlers of Alaska apparently were Russian.
- Jeff Goldblum

Our main battle has always been against Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers.
- Ahmed Yassin

Our strategy is to defend ourselves against an occupying
army and against settlers and settlements.
- Ahmed Yassin

The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural
confidence typical of new settlers.
- Arthur Erickson

We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel,
we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house.
- Moshe Dayan

It did not come naturally; in fact, it would be difficult
to conceive of any more dogmatic and less tolerant
people than the first settlers on New England shores.
- Paul Harris

There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they
were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see,
and there were no settlers.
Only Indians lived there.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

People, when they first come to America,
whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a
new and agreeable feeling:
that the whole country is their oyster.
- Alistair Cooke

It doesn't serve an American interest.
It really doesn't really serve Israeli interests -
it serves the interests of the political party that's
getting the votes of the settlers on the West Bank.
- Chris Matthews

The province was surrounded by powerful tribes of Indians
who watched the white settlers with an eager hostility,
and seized every occasion to molest them by secret inroad,
and often by open assault.
- John P. Kennedy

Well, pioneers always suffer.
I don't care who is the first to embark upon things.
For instance, settlers that settled the West,
Western Canada and the U.S...
they went though hell doing it, but it had to be done.
- Bobby Hull

After mature consideration it was unanimously agreed,
that, to prevent as much as possible their attempting
to return and molest the settlers that may be set down on their lands,
a sufficient number of vessels should be hired with
all possible expedition for that purpose.
- Charles Lawrence

After all the fertile land in the immediate neighbourhood
of the first settlers were cultivated,
if capital and population increased,
more food would be required,
and it could only be procured from land not so advantageously situated.
- David Ricardo

I think that after Church got his Ph.D.
he studied in Europe, maybe in the Netherlands,
for a year or two.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

Germany is determined to provide substantial help.
So are the Netherlands and other states.
But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
- John Lothrop Motley

If we don't take effective measures now,
the Netherlands could be torn between two extreme rights.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite
Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny -
an experience I've never had in America!
- Poppy Z. Brite

Thus again the Netherlands, for the first time since the fall of Rome,
were united under one crown imperial.
They had already been once united, in their slavery to Rome.
- John Lothrop Motley

The United States of America have taken their name
from the United States of the Netherlands.
- Seth Low

Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed
plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent.
- Donella Meadows

It is going to be special to drive in the Netherlands
because it means I can take part in a Formula One demonstration
in a country where I have a lot of family and friends.
- Nelson Piquet

The history of the Franks becomes, therefore,
the history of the Netherlands.
- John Lothrop Motley

I realize that much will be asked of me,
yet I am resolved to accept it as a great and splendid task.
- Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands

On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected
with their National Independence,
we may not forget that Americans have yet other grounds
for gratitude to the people of the Netherlands.
- Seth Low

Nature is under control but not disturbed.
- Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands

True, other countries are helping us.
Germany is determined to provide substantial help.
So are the Netherlands and other states.
But a day will come when we have to count on our own resources.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

The terrorists who committed the 2003 Istanbul attacks were locals,
that is, Turks.
And when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in the Netherlands last year,
the murderer and his supporters were also part of the Muslim community.
- Otto Schily


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