A history of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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C.E. Goodspeed & Co., 1918 - Art, American
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Page 139 - May it please your majesty, I have neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak in this place, but as the House is pleased to direct me...
Page 19 - 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.
Page 19 - And virgin earth fresh scenes ensue, The force of art by nature seems outdone, And fancied beauties by the true : " In happy climes, the seat of innocence, Where nature guides and virtue rules, Where men shall not impose for truth and sense The pedantry...
Page 22 - Indian scholars and missionaries; where he most exorbitantly proposes a whole hundred pounds a year for himself, forty pounds for a fellow, and ten for a student. His heart will break if his deanery be not taken from him, and left to your Excellency's disposal.
Page 379 - Patience on a monument," whilst they are delineating the lines of my face. It is a proof, among many others, of what habit and custom can accomplish.
Page 19 - 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" In 1728 he married Anne, the eldest daughter of Mr.
Page 22 - There is a gentleman of this kingdom just gone for England ; it is Dr. George Berkeley, dean of Derry, the best preferment among us, being worth eleven hundred pounds a year.
Page 283 - When he was crossing the Hudson to return to his house and family, the river was very full of ice, which occasioned his being several hours on the water in a very severe day.
Page 177 - In the fall of 1774, and winter of 1775, I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee, for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers, and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the tories. We held our meetings at the Green Dragon Tavern. We were so careful...
Page 280 - Having employed much time, money, and zeal, in accomplishing this work, it gives me, as it will you, great pleasure to see it fully answer my expectations. It will give a cheap and quick conveyance to the merchandise on the Mississippi, Missouri, and other great rivers, which are now laying open their treasures to the enterprise of our countrymen ; and although the prospect of personal emolument has been some inducement to me, yet I feel infinitely more pleasure in reflecting on the immense advantage...

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