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Page 594 - Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation of the Union.
Page 633 - Some men with swords may reap the field And plant fresh laurels where they^ kill; But their strong nerves at last must yield; They tame but one another still: Early or late, They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath, When they, pale captives, creep to death.
Page 633 - I was witness of, the King sitting and toying with his concubines, Portsmouth, Cleveland, and Mazarine, &c., a French boy singing love-songs,* in that glorious gallery, whilst about twenty of the great courtiers and other dissolute persons were at Basset round a large table, a bank of at least 2000 in gold before them ; upon which two gentlemen who were with me made reflections with astonishment. Six days after was all in the dust...
Page 590 - Shiver and whisper in the breeze ; Over it sailing shadows go Of soaring hawk and screaming crow ; And mountain grasses, low and sweet, Grow in the middle of every street. Over the river under the hill, Another village lieth still ; There I see in the cloudy night Twinkling stars of household light, Fires that gleam from the smithy's door, Mists that curl on the river shore ; And in the roads no grasses grow, For the wheels that hasten to and fro.
Page 589 - Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vext the dim sea: I am become a name; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known ; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments, Myself not least, but...
Page 522 - It is intended to overcome this difficulty by the partial operations suggested, and such other, as the particular case may require. We must endeavor to seize places on the railways, in the rear of the enemy's points of concentration, and we must threaten their sea-board cities, in order that...
Page 60 - Consider the lilies of the field; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Page 53 - We have, however, a plain precept to follow, which is, to do our duty in that state of life to which it has pleased God to call us.
Page 724 - ... LIKE to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are, Or like the fresh spring's gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew, Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood, — Even such is man, whose borrowed light Is straight called in, and paid to-night. The wind blows out ; the bubble dies ; The spring entombed in autumn lies ; The dew dries up ; the star is shot ; The flight is past ; and man forgot.