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Page 395 - CYRIACK, this three years' day these eyes, though clear, To outward view, of blemish or of spot, Bereft of light, their seeing have forgot ; Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year, Or man, or woman. Yet I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. What supports me, dost thou ask ? The conscience, friend, to have lost them overplied In Liberty's defence, my noble task, Of which...
Page 131 - Then to advise how war may best, upheld, Move by her two main nerves, iron and gold, In all her equipage; besides, to know Both spiritual power and civil, what each means, What severs each, thou hast learned, which few have done. The bounds of either sword to thee we owe : Therefore on thy firm hand Religion leans In peace, and reckons thee her eldest son.
Page 417 - During the years of scarcity at the end of the last and beginning of the present century...
Page 61 - There is scarcely any earthly object gives me more — I do not know if I should call it pleasure — but something which exalts me, something which enraptures me — than to walk in the sheltered side of a wood, or high plantation, in a cloudy winter day, and hear the stormy wind howling among the trees, and raving over the plain. It is my best season for devotion : my mind is wrapt up in a kind of enthusiasm to Him, who, in the pompous language of the Hebrew bard, ' walks on the wings of the wind.
Page 390 - Dr. Wayland has published an abridgment for the use of schools. Of this step we can hardly speak too highly. It is, as we have already stated, more than time that the study of Moral Philosophy should be introduced into all our institutions of education. We are happy to see the way so auspiciously opened for such an introduction. It has been " not merely abridged, but also re-written.
Page 282 - MORAL SCIENCE ABRIDGED, and adapted to the use of Schools and Academies, by the Author.
Page 118 - Honor of the distinguished Military Services of MAJOR-GENERAL ANTHONY WAYNE, And as an affectionate Tribute Of Respect to his Memory, This Stone was erected by his Companions In Arms, The Pennsylvania State Society of The Cincinnati, July 4th, AD 1809, Thirty-fourth Anniversary of The Independence of the United States ; An Event which constitutes the most Appropriate Eulogium Of an American Soldier and Patriot.
Page 50 - Ghosts ride on the tempest to-night: Sweet is their voice between the gusts of wind; Their songs are of other worlds I " Did you never observe (while rocking winds are piping loud) that pause, as the gust is recollecting itself, and rising upon the ear in a shrill and plaintive note, like the swell of an /Eolian harp ? I do assure you there is nothing in the world so like the voice of a spirit.
Page 498 - ... of a community of great simplicity of manners, and of a manifest love of justice. I find our annals marked with a uniform good sense. — The tone of the record rises with the dignity of the event. These soiled and musty books are luminous and electric within. The old town clerks did not spell very correctly, but they contrive to make intelligible the will of a free and just community.