Fancies of a Whimsical Man

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John S. Taylor, 1852 - 281 páginas
 

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Página 162 - Trust no future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, — act in the living present! Heart within, and GOD o'erhead!
Página 162 - Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
Página 244 - There is then a heavenly beauty in 't, the soul Moves in the superficies. Honorable Employment. Oh, my lord, lie not idle: The chiefest action for a man of great spirit Is never to be out of action. We should think; The soul was never put into the body, Which has so many rare and curious pieces Of mathematical motion, to stand still. Virtue is ever sowing of her seeds: In the trenches for the soldier ; in the wakeful study For the scholar; in the furrows of the sea For men of our profession : of...
Página 218 - Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, That dost not bite so nigh As benefits forgot : Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp As friend remember'd not Heigh, ho ! sing, heigh, ho ! &c.
Página 86 - Day breaking. -see, the dapple grey coursers of the morn Beat up the light with their bright silver hoofs And chase it through the sky.
Página 31 - Who God doth late and early pray More of his grace than goods to lend, And walks with man from day to day, As with...
Página 65 - To think, that in this flourishing city of ours, rolling in wealth and luxury, where individuals have been known to give their thousand dollars for the ornaments of a supper-table, there should yet not be found a single statue, civil or military, in honor of the man, to whom all this prosperity is due ; but for whose labors, New- York would have been, to-day, an obscure colonial town ! Is it not outrageous ? The Life of Washington.
Página 53 - It is, indeed, refreshing to see the leading intellects of our land, fairly awaking, at last, to the importance of this vast and vital topic. Candid reflection, we are sure, must result in a universal conviction of the necessity of a new order of things. A letter, Sir, is no place to go into arguments or details, upon a theme so complex and multiform. I shall therefore leave the accompanying documents to tell their own story. The appeal which they make to your own best interests, as a man, a citizen,...
Página 64 - The place of all others, in our land, to which Age should be invited to come, and muse upon the past ; where Youth should drink in holy inspiration ; where children should be taught their first lessons in patriotism. Why is it thus inaccessible, silent, crumbling to decay ? And for more than half a century, has the hero been slumbering in...
Página 41 - The mothers chant it over their bates, and even the small boys sing it aloud in the streets. It is a glorious affair, and brings proud, joyful tears to the eyes of every true son of Greece. But I am approaching the end of my parchment, and must bring my prattle to a close. May I soon again have the pleasure of grasping you by the hand. Meanwhile, Pallas bless and protect you. Ever thine, EUBULUS.

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