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

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Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton
J.B. Millet, 1900
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Page 249 - 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 117 - 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 231 - I came. [WALLENSTEIN by a motion of his hand makes signs to her to be silent.] Turn not thine eyes upon the backward view, Let us look forward into sunny days, Welcome with joyous heart the victory, Forget what it has cost thee. Not today, For the first time, thy friend was to thee dead ; To thee he died, when first he parted from thee. WALLENST. This anguish will be wearied down,* I know ; What pang is permanent with man?
Page 275 - 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 277 - 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 140 - 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 231 - 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.
Page 268 - New England had just terminated a disastrous war of extermination; the Dutch were scarcely ever at peace with the Algonquins; the laws of Maryland refer to Indian hostilities and massacres, which extended as far as Richmond. Penn came without arms; he declared his purpose to abstain from violence ; he had no message but peace ; and not a drop of Quaker blood was ever shed by an Indian.
Page 116 - Nor prayers nor fasts its stubborn pulse restrain, Nor tears, for ages taught to flow in vain. Soon as thy letters trembling I unclose, That well-known name awakens all my woes.
Page 305 - The burning of the wigwams," says a coteinporary writer, "the shrieks and cries of the women and children, and the yelling of the warriors, exhibited a most horrible and affecting scene, so that it greatly moved some of the soldiers.

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