Still less does the history of authors and reformers explain to us the life of the peoples.
We learn that Luther had a hot temper and said such and such things; we learn that Rousseau was suspicious and wrote such and such books; but we do not learn why after the Reformation the peoples massacred one another, nor why during the French Revolution they guillotined one another.
A thousand goals have there been hitherto, for a thousand peoples have there been.
No people could live without first valuing; if a people will maintain itself, however, it must not value as its neighbour valueth.
Even supposing they were not our brothers nor fellow- Christians, but simply children, women, old people
, feeling is aroused and Russians go eagerly to help in stopping these atrocities.
The worst that a prince may expect from a hostile people
is to be abandoned by them; but from hostile nobles he has not only to fear abandonment, but also that they will rise against him; for they, being in these affairs more far- seeing and astute, always come forward in time to save themselves, and to obtain favours from him whom they expect to prevail.
It has until lately been a received and uncontradicted opinion that the prosperity of the people
of America depended on their continuing firmly united, and the wishes, prayers, and efforts of our best and wisest citizens have been constantly directed to that object.
All night long the people
drew on from every side towards the kraal, and, as they came in thousands and tens of thousands, they filled the night with their cries, till it seemed as though the whole world were mourning, and loudly.
According to the constitution of every State in the Union, some or other of the officers of government are appointed indirectly only by the people
If no dispute had arisen between the king and the people
, Hutchinson would have had the character of a wise, good, and patriotic magistrate.
So now people
begged Macpherson to travel through the Highlands and gather together as much of the old poetry of the people
as he could.
We continued to the west, following the river bank, and before we knew it we were in the midst of the abiding-place of the Fire People
Of the different sorts of the first are husbandmen, artificers, exchange-men, who are employed in buying and selling, seamen, of which some are engaged in war, some in traffic, some in carrying goods and passengers from place to place, others in fishing, and of each of these there are often many, as fishermen at Tarentum and Byzantium, masters of galleys at Athens, merchants at AEgina and Chios, those who let ships on freight at Tenedos; we may add to these those who live by their manual labour and have but little property; so that they cannot live without some employ: and also those who are not free-born on both sides, and whatever other sort of common people
there may be.
Later, and especially since the war, the term seems to be used wholly in a political sense--that is, to designate the counties where the black people
outnumber the white.
Yes, gentlemen, on that shield the Constitution of the United States was sculptured (by forms unseen, and in characters then invisible to mortal eye), the predestined and prophetic history of the one confederated people
of the North American Union.