Biographical memorials of James Oglethorpe: founder of the colony of Georgia in North America (Google eBook)

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Printed for the author., 1841 - Biography & Autobiography - 424 pages
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Page 340 - In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry of courts and schools : 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.
Page 97 - This day I see the majesty of your face, the greatness of your house, and the number of your people; I am come in my old days, though I cannot...
Page 59 - A little Indian Nation, the only one within fifty Miles, is not only at Amity, but desirous to be Subjects to his Majesty King George, to have Lands given them among us, and to breed their Children at our Schools. Their Chief, and his Beloved Man, who is the Second Man in the Nation, desire to be instructed in the Christian Religion.
Page 63 - In short, he has done a vast deal of Work for the Time, and I think his Name justly deserves to be immortalized.
Page 340 - 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 175 - He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Page 97 - These are the feathers of the eagle which is the swiftest of birds, and. who flieth all around our nations. These feathers are a sign of peace In our land, and have been carried from town to town there ; and we have brought them over to leave with you, O great king! as a sign of everlasting peace. O great king! whatsoever words you shall say to me, I will tell them: faithfully to all the kings of the Creek nations.
Page 126 - Grimaldi" (his foreign servant, who was present, and almost dead with fear) "has drunk up the whole of it; but I will be revenged on him. I have ordered him to be tied hand and foot, and be carried to the manof-war which sails with us. The rascal should have taken care how he used me so, for I never forgive.
Page 367 - Lo swarming southward on rejoicing suns Gay colonies extend ; the calm retreat Of undeserved distress, the better home Of those whom bigots chase from foreign lands. Not built on Rapine, Servitude, and Wo, And in their turn some petty tyrant's prey ; But bound by social freedom, firm they rise...
Page 45 - Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves.

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