The preamble was felt to be rather long, and several besides Solomon shook their heads pathetically, looking on the ground: all eyes avoided meeting other eyes, and were chiefly fixed either on the spots in the table-cloth or on Mr. Standish’s bald head; excepting Mary Garth’s.
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He answered without preamble.
The Court interpreted the preamble as demonstrating that the Constitution emanated from the people — not from the states.