Life of Walter Harriman: With Selections from His Speeches and Writings

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1888 - 385 páginas

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Página 109 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Página 317 - WHAT CONSTITUTES A STATE?' An Ode in Imitation of Alctnts WHAT constitutes a State? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound, Thick wall or moated gate ; Not cities proud with spires and turrets crowned; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rich navies ride: Not starred and spangled courts, Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No; men, high-minded men...
Página 364 - I do not ask, O Lord, that thou shouldst shed Full radiance here ; Give but a ray of peace that I may tread Without a fear. I do not ask my cross to understand, My way to see ; Better in darkness just to feel thy hand, And follow thee. Joy is like restless day ; but peace divine Like quiet night ; Lead me O Lord — till perfect day shall shine — Through Peace to Light.
Página 304 - Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard and the sea ; And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang To the anthem of the free.
Página 193 - I am thankful to God for this approval of the people. But while deeply grateful for this mark of their confidence in me, if I know my heart, my gratitude is free from any taint of personal triumph. I do not impugn the motives of any one opposed to me. It is no pleasure to me to triumph over any one...
Página 46 - I wish popularity : but it is that popularity, which follows, not that which is run after; it is that popularity which, sooner or later, never fails to do justice to the pursuit of noble ends, by noble means.
Página 313 - Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks : methinks I see her as an eagle muing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam...
Página 193 - But the election, along with its incidental and undesirable strife, has done good, too. It has demonstrated that a people's Government can sustain a national election in the midst of a great civil war.
Página 102 - For right is right, since God is God ; And right the day must win ; To doubt would be disloyalty, To falter would be sin ! FREDERIC WILLIAM FABER.
Página 344 - And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

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