The History of Linn County, Missouri: An Encyclopedia of Useful Information (Google eBook)

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Birdsall & Dean, 1882 - Linn County (Mo.) - 883 pages
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Page 34 - A pillar of state ; deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat, and public care ; And princely counsel in his face yet shone Majestic, though in ruin : sage he stood, With Atlantean shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies; his look Drew audience and attention still as night, Or summer's noontide air...
Page 359 - Under the roses the Blue, Under the lilies the Gray. So with an equal splendor The morning sun-rays fall, With a touch impartially tender On the blossoms blooming for all. Under the sod and the dew Waiting the judgment day Broidered with gold the Blue, Mellowed with gold the Gray.
Page 359 - Wet with the rain, the Blue; Wet with the rain, the Gray. Sadly, but not with upbraiding The generous deed was done ; In the storm of the years that are fading, No braver battle was won ; Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment day ; Under the blossoms, the Blue ; Under the garlands, the Gray.
Page 12 - I beheld, too, in that vision, All the secrets of the future, Of the distant days that shall be. I beheld the westward marches Of the unknown, crowded nations. All the land was full of people, Restless, struggling, toiling, striving, Speaking many tongues, yet feeling But one heart-beat in their bosoms. In the woodlands rang their axes, Smoked their towns in all the valleys, Over all the lakes and rivers Rushed their great canoes of thunder...
Page 336 - America, for the payment of which, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of us, and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, firmly, by these presents.
Page 32 - That the further introduction of slavery or involuntary servitude be prohibited, except for the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been...
Page 134 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Alden, 2nd, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the day and year above written.
Page 39 - Ah ! why will Kings forget that they are Men ? And Men that they are brethren ? Why delight In human sacrifice ? Why burst the ties Of Nature, that should knit their souls together In one soft bond of amity and love...
Page 359 - Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver, Asleep are the ranks of the dead: Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the Judgment Day: Under the one, the Blue; Under the other, the Gray.
Page 134 - April, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, make my last will and testament, I do now, by this writing, add this codicil to my said will, to be taken as a part thereof.

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