The life and letters of Charles Bulfinch, architect: with other family papers (Google eBook)

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Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1896 - Architecture - 323 pages
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Page 225 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not. Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
Page 183 - Who, if he rise to station of command, Rises by open means; and there will stand On honorable terms, or else retire, And in himself possess his own desire; Who comprehends his trust, and to the same Keeps faithful with a singleness of aim; And therefore does not stoop, nor lie in wait For wealth, or honors, or for worldly state; Whom they must follow; on whose head must fall, Like showers of manna, if they come at all...
Page 85 - To commemorate that train of events which led to the American Revolution and finally secured Liberty and Independence to the United States.
Page 262 - Therefore to whom turn I but to Thee, the ineffable Name? Builder and maker, Thou, of houses not made with hands! What, have fear of change from Thee who art ever the same? Doubt that Thy power can fill the heart that Thy power expands? There shall never be one lost good!
Page 10 - But we, brought forth and rear'd in hours Of change, alarm, surprise — What shelter to grow ripe is ours ? What leisure to grow wise...
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Page 66 - He found the channel on that side, however, so very narrow and crooked that the ship grounded on the sandy bottom; but they backed off without difficulty. The jolly-boat was sent out to sound the channel, but, finding it still shallow, Gray decided to return; and on the 1 5th he dropped down with the tide, going ashore with his clerk "to take a short view of the country.
Page 86 - Americans While from this eminence Scenes of luxuriant fertility of flourishing commerce and the abodes of social happiness meet your view, Forget not those •who by their exertions Have secured to you these blessings.
Page 93 - And now, thou dome, by Freedom's patrons rear'd, With beauty blazon'd and by taste rever'd ; Apollo consecrates thy walls profane — Hence be thou sacred to the Muses...
Page 255 - Your letter of the nth of last month has been submitted to the consideration of the President of the United States, by whom I am directed to express the high satisfaction that he has felt at the manner in which His Excellency the Viscount de Chateaubriand has noticed in his correspondence with you the temporary absence of Mr.

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