The Life and Letters of Charles Butler (Google eBook)

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C. Scribner's sons, 1903 - 356 pages
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Page 344 - ' The bubbling brook doth leap when I come by, Because my feet find measure with its call, The birds know when the friend they love is nigh, For I am known to them both great and small ; 343 The flowers that on the lovely hillside grow Expect me there when Spring their bloom has given...
Page 36 - I care not, fortune, what you me deny : You cannot rob me of free nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face ; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave : Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave.
Page 343 - The flower that on the lonely hillside grows Expects me there when spring its bloom has given; And many a tree and bush my wanderings knows, And e'en the clouds and silent stars of heaven...
Page 357 - ... having the testimony of a good conscience; in the communion of the catholic Church ; in the confidence of a certain faith ; in the comfort of a reasonable, religious, and holy hope ; in favour with thee our God, and in perfect charity with the world.
Page 342 - PANSIES, lilies, kingcups, daisies, Let them live upon their praises ; Long as there's a sun that sets, Primroses will have their glory ; Long as there are violets, They will have a place in story : There's a flower that shall be mine, 'Tis the little Celandine.
Page 234 - We regard the slightest breach of plighted faith, public or private, as an evidence of a want of that moral principle upon which all obligations depend : that when any State in this Union shall refuse to recognize her great seal as the sufficient evidence of her obligation she will have forfeited her station in the sisterhood of States and will no longer be worthy of their respect and confidence.
Page 343 - O doubting heart! They only sleep below The soft white ermine snow While winter winds shall blow, To breathe and smile upon you soon again. The sun has hid its rays These many days; Will dreary hours never leave the earth?
Page 354 - You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow; Tall oaks from little acorns grow...
Page 5 - Eaton so fam'd, so wise, so meek, so just, The Phoenix of our world, here hides his dust, This name forget New England never must.
Page 139 - ... every direction, as far as the eye could reach, were the germs of life in earth, air and water. In these closing hours of day so calm, so clear, so bright I came to the realization of the objective point of my journey." CHICAGO IN 1833. But what was the Chicago to which, in this year 1833, the travelers had come with so much labor? A small settlement of a few hundred people, all told, most of whom had come within the last year or two. The houses, about twenty in number, were of the cheapest...

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