Beacon Lights of Patriotism: Or, Historic Incentives to Virtue and Good Citizenship. In Prose and Verse with Notes. Dedicated to American Youth

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Silver, Burdette and Company, 1894 - 443 pages
 

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Contents

ROMAN LIBERTY IN PERIL Publius Scipio
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CARTHAGE IN PERIL Hannibal
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SCIPIO DECLINES HANNIBALS OVERTURES FOR PEACE Scipio Africanus
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CAESARS DEATH JUSTIFIED Caius Cassius 12 THE DEGENERACY OF ATHENS Demosthenes
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VIRTUE UNCORRUPTED BY FOR Quintus Curtius
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MERIT BEFORE BIRTH Caius Marius
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PRINCE ADHERBAL THE ROMAN SENATE Sallust 16 THE WAIL OF JUGURTHA Charles Wolfe 65 67 69 TUNE 71 72 BEFORE
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OUR FATHERS AND THEIR HOMES
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James Gates Percival 5 ENGLANDS RELATIONS TO AMERICA James Mackintosh
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New ENGLAND AND VIRGINIA Robert Charles Winthrop 7 PILGRIMS OF NEW ENGLAND Rufus Choate 8 THE PURITAN Thomas Babington...
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FATHERLAND
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Ernst Moritz Arndt
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THE FATHERLAND James Russell Lowell
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WE WERE Boys TOGETHER George P Morris JONATHANs LOVE FOR DAVID Apothegm I Samuel xviii 1
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THE LAND OF MY BIRTH Eliza Cook OUR OWN THE BEST Apothegm Racine
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RockS OF MY COUNTRY Felicia Dorothea Hemans 15 THE HOUSE WHERE I WAS BORN Thomas Hood 16 AT THE OLD HOME AGAIN Willi...
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WEDDING MARCH OF GRIEG Charles Wesley Johnson 18 THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET Samuel Woodworth 19 WOODMAN SPARE THAT TRE...
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Bernard Barton
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AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
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THE PRINCIPLES OF THE REVO
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THE CONSTITUTION NO EXPER
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WASHINGTON A MODEL
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Mount VERNON THE HOME
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THE PEOPLE TRIUMPHANT Edward Everett
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CHRISTIANITY AS A POLITICAL
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NATIONAL INJUSTICE
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THE RicHEST PRINCE
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THE ROMAN SENATE AND
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PART VII
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THE BATTLEFIELD William Culien Bryant 2 THE HONORED DEAD Henry Ward Beecher 3 The BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD Theodore OHara 4 ...
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TAE SCOURGE OF WAR
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William Henry Burleigh 11 TRUE GLORY John Milton in Paradise Regained
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THE WARRIORS WREATH From National Preceptor Anon 1835
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MighT MAKES Right From National Preceptor Anon 1835
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THE REIGN OF PEACE Eliza Thornton
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BANNOCKBURN
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Robert Burns
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Page 389 - There shall be sung another golden age. The rise of empire and of arts, The good and great inspiring epic rage, The wisest heads and noblest hearts. Not such as Europe breeds in her decay; Such as she bred when fresh and young. When heavenly flame did animate her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first Acts already past, A fifth shall close the Drama with the day: Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 213 - And there was mounting in hot haste : the steed, The mustering squadron, and the clattering car, Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, And swiftly forming in the ranks of war...
Page 236 - Then the progeny that springs From the forests of our land, Armed with thunder, clad with wings, Shall a wider world command. 'Regions Caesar never knew Thy posterity shall sway, Where his eagles never flew, None invincible as they...
Page 136 - I consider it as an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official life, by commending the interests of our dearest country, to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping.
Page 406 - O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming! And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there: O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Page 100 - How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond recollection presents them to view! The orchard, the meadow, the deep-tangled wild-wood, And every loved spot which my infancy knew! The wide-spreading pond, and the mill that stood by it, The bridge, and the rock where the cataract fell, The cot of my father, the dairy-house nigh it, And e'en the rude bucket that hung in the well — The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket, The moss-covered bucket which hung in the well.
Page 299 - It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated, here, to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us...
Page 25 - X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
Page 236 - Druid, hoary chief; every burning word he spoke full of rage, and full of grief: ' Princess ! if our aged eyes weep upon thy matchless wrongs, 'tis because resentment ties all the terrors of our tongues. ' Rome shall perish — write that word in the blood that she has spilt ; perish, hopeless and abhorred, deep in ruin as in guilt.
Page 106 - BREATHES there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned, From wandering on a foreign strand...

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