An American Book of Golden Deeds

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American Book Company, 1907 - Počet stran: 304
 

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Strana 247 - I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming...
Strana 252 - I am not accustomed to the use of the language of eulogy ; I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women ; but I must say that, if all that has been said by orators and poets, since the creation of the world, in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war.
Strana 190 - I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge; and that is all I desire.
Strana 189 - Resolved, That a general be appointed to command all the Continental forces raised, or to be raised, for the defence of American liberty.
Strana 172 - As waves in stillest waters, As stars in noonday skies, All that wakes to noble action In his noon of calmness lies. " Wherever outraged Nature Asks word or action brave, Wherever struggles labor, Wherever groans a slave, — " Wherever rise the peoples, Wherever sinks a throne, The throbbing heart of Freedom finds An answer in his own.
Strana 156 - What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And. with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, " The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still ; and said, " I pray thee, then, Write me as one that loves his fellow-men.
Strana 172 - Wouldst know him now? Behold him, The Cadmus of the blind, Giving the dumb lip language, The idiot clay a mind. " Walking his round of duty Serenely day by day, With the strong man's hand of labor And childhood's heart of play.
Strana 66 - Of the narrow valley, and rushing raves, With death on the first of its hissing waves, Till cottage and street and crowded mill Are crumbled and crushed. But onward still, In front of the roaring flood, is heard The galloping horse and the warning word. Thank God...
Strana 235 - I proceed, gentlemen, briefly to call your attention to the present state of insane persons confined within this Commonwealth, in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! Chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience.
Strana 169 - Oh that man once more were manly, Woman's pride, and not her scorn: That once more the pale young mother Dared to boast 'a man is born'!

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