The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages, Volume 5

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Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton
F. Finley & Company, 1895

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Page 141 - Fail — fail! In the lexicon of youth, which Fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As — fail!
Page 250 - I am persuaded, his power and interest, at that time, was greater to do, good or hurt, than any man's in the kingdom, or than any man of his rank hath had in any time : for his reputation of honesty was universal, and his affections seemed so publicly guided, that no corrupt or private ends could bias them.
Page 116 - Heaven first taught letters for some wretch's aid, Some banish'd lover, or some captive maid: They live, they speak, they breathe what love inspires, Warm from the soul, and faithful to its fires...
Page 357 - As when fire is with water commixed and contending ; And the spray of its wrath to the welkin up-soars, And flood upon flood hurries on, never ending. And, as with the swell of the far thunder-boom, Rushes roaringly forth from the heart of the gloom.
Page 117 - Not on the cross my eyes were fix'd, but you : Not grace, or zeal, love only was my call, And if I lose thy love, I lose my all. Come ! with thy looks, thy words, relieve my woe ; Those still at least are left thee to bestow.
Page 276 - Gentlemen, you shall not be dismissed till we have a verdict that the court will accept, and you shall be locked up without meat, drink, fire, and tobacco. You shall not think thus to abuse the court. We will have a verdict, by the help of God, or you shall starve for it.
Page 278 - Are you agreed upon your verdict ? Jury. Yes. Clerk. Who shall speak for you ? Jury. Our foreman. Clerk. Look upon the prisoners at the bar : How say you T Is William Penn guilty of the matter whereof he stands indicted in manner and form, or not guilty ? Foreman.
Page 139 - The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold The arch-enchanter's wand ! — itself a nothing !— But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Caesars — and to strike The loud earth breathless ! — Take away the sword — States can be saved without it ! [Looking on the clock.
Page 115 - Her heart still dictates, and her hand obeys. Relentless walls ! whose darksome round contains Repentant sighs, and voluntary pains : Ye rugged rocks, which holy knees have worn ; Ye grots and caverns shagg'd with horrid thorn...
Page 232 - He, the more fortunate ! yea, he hath finished ! For him there is no longer any future, His life is bright — bright without spot it was And cannot cease to be. No ominous hour Knocks at his door with tidings of mishap. Far off is he, above desire and fear ; No more submitted to the change and chance Of the unsteady planets.

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