Egeria: Or Voices of Thought and Counsel, for the Woods and Wayside

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E. H. Butler, 1853 - 319 pages

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Page 224 - Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea, and one on shore, To one thing constant never. Then sigh not so, But let them go, And be you blithe and bonny. Converting all your sounds of woe Into Hey nonny, nonny.
Page 18 - To feel oppressed by obligation is only to prove that we are incapable of a proper sentiment of gratitude. To receive favors from the unworthy is simply to admit that our selfishness is superior to our pride. Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful for them. The proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.
Page 62 - We cannot help the matter if we would ; The race must have expansion — we must grow Though every forward footstep be withstood, And every inch of ground presents its foe...
Page 62 - Even theological literature was scarcely more abundant in references to Providence than was the literature of expansionism. For it seemed that especially in expanding our territory, as a poet wrote upon the prospect of annexing Texas, "we do but follow out our destiny, as did the ancient Israelite.
Page 16 - Neither praise nor blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe and honestly to award — these are the true aims and duties of criticism.
Page 27 - THIS the true sign of ruin to a race — It undertakes no march, and day by day Drowses in camp, or, with the laggard's pace, Walks sentry o'er possessions that decay; Destined, with sensible waste, to fleet away ; — For the first secret of continued power Is the continued conquest; — all our sway Hath surety in the uses of the hour; If that we waste, in vain walled town and lofty tower...
Page 72 - It is the eye of intellect, and the wing of thought.— It is always in advance of its time— the pioneer for the generation which it precedes.— Simms.
Page 65 - Not turn us, from the inevitable way ! As well attempt Niagara on the leap, With all her oceans, plunging o'er the steep, As hope to stay the torrent which moves on, Steady, and still increasing as it flows, Destined to sweep the wastes of Oregon, And in Canadian wilds to melt their fettering snows. XI. WHAT NECESSARY FOR OUR CONQUEST. To conquer...
Page 46 - The only rational liberty is that which is born of subjection, reared in the fear of God and love of man. and made courageous in the defense of a trust, and the prosecution of a duty.— Smirna.
Page 35 - Justice is the great and simple principle which is the secret of success in all government, as essential to the training of an infant, as to the control of a mighty nation.

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