Hampton and Reconstruction (Google eBook)

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State Company, 1907 - Reconstruction - 238 pages
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Page 5 - To the mean channels of no selfish mart, Goes out to every shore Of this broad earth, and throngs the sea with ships That bear no thunders; hushes hungry lips In alien lands; Joins with a delicate web remotest strands; And gladdening rich and poor, Doth gild Parisian domes.
Page 191 - Peace in the quiet dales, Made rankly fertile by the blood of men; Peace in the woodland, and the lonely glen, Peace in the peopled vales! Peace in the crowded town, Peace in a thousand fields of waving grain, Peace in the highway and the flowery lane, Peace on the wind-swept down!
Page 89 - You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" and adds "also attributed to Phineas Barnum.
Page 81 - Tolerant plains, that suffer the sea and the rains and the sun, Ye spread and span like the catholic man who hath mightily won God out of knowledge and good out of infinite pain And sight out of blindness and purity out of a stain.
Page 93 - The rule of South Carolina should not be dignified with the name of Government. It is the installation of a huge system of brigandage.
Page 225 - Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast, no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame, nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.
Page 92 - At some of the desks sit colored men whose types it would be hard to find outside of Congo ; whose costume, visages, attitudes, and expression. only befit the forecastle of a buccaneer.
Page 91 - ... successfully asserted its resistance to a foreign tyranny by deeds of conspicuous valor, which achieved liberty and independence through the fire and tempest of civil war, and illustrated itself in the councils of the nation by orators and statesmen worthy of any age or nation such a community is then reduced to this. It lies prostrate in the dust, ruled over by this strange conglomerate, gathered from the ranks of its own servile population. It is the spectacle of a society suddenly turned...
Page viii - Statesman, yet friend to truth, of soul sincere ; In action faithful, and in honour clear ; Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gained no title, and who lost no friend ; Ennobled by himself, by all approved, And praised, unenvied, by the Muse he loved.
Page 90 - There was the stovepipe hat of many ironings and departed styles. There was also to be seen a total disregard of the proprieties of costume in the coarse and dirty garments of the field, the stub jackets and slouch hats of soiling labor.

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