Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century: Great Deeds of Men and Nations and the Progress of the World, in a Series of Short Studies (Google eBook)

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John Clark Ridpath
Christian Herald, 1896 - Nineteenth century - 320 pages
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Page 206 - Eternal co-eternal beam May I express thee unblamed? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity ; dwelt then in thee, # Bright effluence of bright essence increate ! Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell? Before the Sun,— Before the Heavens thou wert ; and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest 10 The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Page 44 - The armaments which thunderstrike the walls Of rock-built cities, bidding nations quake, And monarchs tremble in their capitals, The oak leviathans, whose huge ribs make Their clay creator the vain title take Of lord of thee and arbiter of war — These are thy toys, and a!s the snowy flake They melt into thy yeast of waves, which mar Alike the Armada's pride or spoils of Trafalgar.
Page 36 - Long as thine Art shall love true love, Long as thy Science truth shall know, Long as thine Eagle harms no Dove, Long as thy Law by law shall grow, Long as thy God is God above, Thy brother every man below, So long, dear Land of all my love, Thy name shall shine, thy fame shall glow !
Page 206 - Eternal coeternal beam, May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate! Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Page 194 - The day will come when some more powerful man will get fame and riches from my invention, but nobody will believe that poor John Fitch can do anything worthy of attention.
Page 72 - Certain minds seem to entertain a dread of war ; certain persons say, the Empire is only war. But I say, the Empire is peace, for France desires it; and when France is satisfied, the world is tranquil.
Page 190 - I often witnessed the performance of the boat in 1788, '89, and '90. It was propelled by paddles in the stern, and constantly getting out of order. I saw it when it was returning from a trip to Burlington, from whence it was said to have arrived in little more than two hours. When coming to off Kensington, some part of the machinery broke, and I never saw it in motion afterwards. I believe it was his last effort. He had, up to that period, been patronized by a few...
Page 276 - ESSAYS ON THE FLOATING MATTER OF THE AIR IN RELATION TO PUTREFACTION AND INFECTION.
Page 70 - ... century. The disappearance of the great man was necessary for the advent of the great age, and HE who cannot be answered undertook the task. The panic of the heroes admits of explanation; in the battle of Waterloo, there is more than a storm ; there is a meteor. At nightfall...
Page 191 - Indeed, they already rendered themselves the subjects of ridicule and derision, for their temerity and presumption in giving countenance to this wild projector and visionary madman. The company thereupon gave up the ghost, the boat went to pieces, and Fitch became bankrupt and broken-hearted. Often have I seen him stalking about like a troubled spectre, with down cast eye and lowering countenance, his coarse, soiled linen, peeping through the elbows of a tattered garment.

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