Do palace revolutions- in which sometimes only two or three people
take part- transfer the will of the people
to a new ruler?
Nabis,[*] Prince of the Spartans, sustained the attack of all Greece, and of a victorious Roman army, and against them he defended his country and his government; and for the overcoming of this peril it was only necessary for him to make himself secure against a few, but this would not have been sufficient had the people
To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people
each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.
Verily, my brother, if thou knewest but a people
's need, its land, its sky, and its neighbour, then wouldst thou divine the law of its surmountings, and why it climbeth up that ladder to its hope.
Outside the kraal the people
were gathered, and their number was countless as the leaves upon the trees.
The revolutions of time furnish no previous example of a nation shooting up to maturity and expanding into greatness with the rapidity which has characterized the growth of the American people
. In the luxuriance of youth, and in the vigor of manhood, it is pleasing and instructive to look backward upon the helpless days of infancy; but in the continual and essential changes of a growing subject, the transactions of that early period would be soon obliterated from the memory but for some periodical call of attention to aid the silent records of the historian.
The House of Representatives, like that of one branch at least of all the State legislatures, is elected immediately by the great body of the people
. The Senate, like the present Congress, and the Senate of Maryland, derives its appointment indirectly from the people
I'm one of the people
myself, and I don't feel it."
They were chiefly laborers and seafaring men, together with many young apprentices, and all those idle people
about town who are ready for any kind of mischief.
For four months Macpherson wandered about the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, listening to the tales of the people
and writing them down.
Practically isolated from the rest of the world, the Fire People
must have here lived and prospered for a long time.
For if liberty and equality, as some persons suppose, are chiefly to be found in a democracy, it must be most so by every department of government being alike open to all; but as the people
are the majority, and what they vote is law, it follows that such a state must be a democracy.