Library of American History: History of the United States

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Page 402 - We have lived long, but this is the noblest work of our whole lives. The treaty which we have just signed has not been obtained by art or dictated by force; equally advantageous to the two contracting parties, it will change vast solitudes into flourishing districts.
Page 313 - And tall, and strong, and swift of foot were they, Beyond the dwarfing city's pale abortions, Because their thoughts had never been the prey Of care or gain : the green woods were their portions ; No sinking spirits told them they grew grey ; No fashion made them apes of her distortions : Simple they were, not savage ; and their rifles, Though very true, were not yet used for trifles.
Page 224 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Page 312 - Of all men, saving Sylla the Man-slayer, Who passes for in life and death most lucky, Of the great names which in our faces stare, The General...
Page 138 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Page 313 - He was not all alone ; around him grew A sylvan tribe of children of the chase, Whose young, unwakened world was ever new ; Nor sword nor sorrow yet had left a trace On her unwrinkled brow, nor could you view A frown on nature's or on human face : The freeborn forest found and kept them free, And fresh as is a torrent or a tree. And tall, and strong, and swift of foot, were they, Beyond the...
Page 313 - T is true he shrank from men even of his nation, When they built up unto his darling trees, He moved some hundred miles off, for a station Where there were fewer houses and more ease; The inconvenience of civilisation Is, that you neither can be pleased nor please; But where he met the individual man, He show'd himself as kind as mortal can.
Page 437 - John Quincy Adams, James A. Bayard, Henry Clay, Jonathan Russell, and Albert Gallatin...
Page 251 - Delaplace began to speak again, but was peremptorily interrupted ; and, at sight of Allen's drawn sword near his head, he gave up the garrison, ordering his men to be paraded without arms. Thus...
Page 263 - This committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston.

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