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The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the most valuable and interesting circumstances belonging to it, and that which tends the most to the perpetuation of society itself. It makes our weakness subservient to our virtue; it grafts benevolence even upon avarice. The possession of family wealth and of the distinction which attends hereditary possessions (as most concerned in it,) are the natural securities for this transmission.

h. BURKE Reflections on the Revolution in France-1790. Vol. III. P. 298.

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GENERAL SKOBELEFF-Fortnightly Review. Oct., 1882. 'Tis happy for him that his father was born before him.

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He seems to be a man sprung from himself. 8. TIBERIUS-See Annals of Tacitus. Bk. XI. Sc. 21.

As though there were a tie,
And obligation to posterity!
We get them, bear them, breed and nurse.
What has posterity done for us,
That we, lest they their rights should lose,
Should trust our necks to gripe of noose?
JOHN TRUMBULL-Mc Fingal.
Canto II. L. 121.

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