A Selection in Prose and Poetry from the Miscellaneous Writings of the Late William Crafts: To which is Prefixed, a Memoir of His Life

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C. C. Sebring and J. S. Burges, 1828 - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 384 pages
 

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Page 66 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Page 336 - To Contemplation's sober eye Such is the race of Man: And they that creep, and they that fly, Shall end where they began.
Page xxix - No more shall rouse them from their lowly Bed. For them no more the blazing Hearth shall burn, Or busy Huswife ply her evening Care, No Children run to lisp their Sire's Return, Nor climb his Knees the envied Kiss to share.
Page 34 - Put out the light, and then put out the light. If I quench thee, thou flaming minister, I can again thy former light restore, Should I repent me; but once put out thy light, Thou cunning'st pattern of excelling nature, I know not where is that Promethean heat That can thy light relume.
Page 245 - To some great city through the public way ; Safe in his art, as side by side they run, He shifts his seat, and vaults from one to one ; And now to this, and now to that he flies ; Admiring numbers follow with their eyes.
Page 110 - Let him look back and rejoice that this institution so flourishes in the bud. Let him look forward, and anticipating the fruit which it will bear, and the bounties which it will dispense, let him recoil from the meditated blow, and throw away the axe with which he assails its roots.- What will be his feelings when it is prostrate, leafless and desolate? It is urged that owing to the sparse population of one or two districts the free schools there are comparatively useless, and therefore the whole...
Page 202 - IF, on this day, after the lapse of two centuries, one of the fathers of New England, released from the sleep of death, could reappear on earth, what would be his emotions of joy and wonder ! In lieu of a wilderness, here and there interspersed with solitary cabins, where life was scarcely worth the danger of preserving it, he would behold joyful harvests, a population crowded even to satiety, villages, towns, cities, States, swarming with industrious inhabitants, hills graced with temples of devotion,...
Page 354 - Love was nigh" enough to catch it. The whole history of this excursion is as follows : — " Love went out to see the race ; I marvel if there be a place Where Love goes not ; unless it be Some place unknown to you or me. Love did not in a sulkey go, The surly equipage of wo ; Nor rode he in a coach and four, By vulgar eyes gazed o'er and o'er. Nor travelled like the common throng, Who mutter as they trudge along ; Nor like the Dandy, turning round, To look contemptuous on the ground : Part of the...
Page 296 - Isle from its propriety,," no watchman to disturb their slumbers, and no militia duty to annoy their leisure. There is a great scarcity of trees, so they enjoy the full benefit of the sun, and and they can at at any moment be flooded, if they wish to make salt. It is a bad place for horses who cannot digest its sand — equally so for cows, salt marsh having a tendency to produce salt milk. Pigs used to thrive there, it is said, until they were deprived of the freedom of the city. " An hour's idleness...
Page 204 - Show him that immortal vessel, whose name is synonymous with triumph, and each of her masts a sceptre. Show him the glorious fruits of his humble enterprise, and ask him if this, all this be not an atonement for his sufferings, a recompense for his toils, a blessing on his efforts, and a heart-expanding triumph for the pilgrim adventurer. And if he be proud of his offspring, well may they boast ol their parentage.

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