Women of the Century

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B.B. Russell, 1876 - 648 pages
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Page 350 - In the cross of Christ I glory, Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; All the light of sacred story Gathers round its head sublime.
Page 426 - We part on this green islet. Love, Thou for the Eastern main, I, for the setting sun, Love — Oh, when to meet again? My heart is sad for thee, Love, For lone thy way will be; And oft thy tears will fall. Love, For thy children and for me. The music of thy daughter's voice Thou'lt miss for many a year; And the merry shout of thine elder boys Thou'lt list in vain to hear. When we knelt to...
Page 578 - But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think...
Page 31 - Such, Sir, is the testimony of one not to be accused of partiality in his estimate of America. Happy, proud America ! the lightnings of heaven yielded to your philosophy ! The temptations of earth could not seduce your patriotism...
Page 65 - Tis well,' said she in the same voice. ' All is now over ; I shall soon follow him ; I have no more trials to pass through.
Page 143 - I hereby make the following provisions for the establishment and maintenance of an Institution for the higher education of young women, with the design to furnish for my own sex means and facilities for education equal to those which are afforded now in our Colleges to young men. It is my opinion that by the higher and more thorough Christian education of women, what are called their "wrongs...
Page 131 - An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labor, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven.
Page 42 - I could not join to-day in the petitions of our worthy pastor for a reconciliation between our no longer parent state, but tyrant state, and these colonies. Let us separate ; they are unworthy to be our brethren. Let us renounce them ; and, instead of supplications, as formerly, for their prosperity and happiness, let us beseech the Almighty to blast their counsels, and bring to nought all their devices.
Page 181 - Can the Immortality of the Soul be Proved by the Light of Nature ?'...! chose to adopt the negative.
Page 25 - ... commencement — the picturesque description of the state of the country — the mustering of the troops from all quarters — the sudden transition to the most contemptuous sarcasm against the tribes that stood aloof— the life, fire, and energy of the battle- — the bitter pathos of the close — lyric poetry has nothing in any language which can surpass the . boldness and animation of this striking production.

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