Specimens of newspaper literature (Google eBook)

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Page 85 - Through this day's life or death. This day, be bread and peace my lot: All else beneath the sun, Thou know'st if best bestowed or not; And let Thy will be done.
Page 22 - But when those charms are past, for charms are frail, When time advances, and when lovers fail, She then shines forth, solicitous to bless, In all the glaring impotence of dress.
Page 84 - What conscience dictates to be done. Or warns me not to do, This teach me more than Hell to shun, That more than Heaven pursue.
Page 145 - IN spite of all the learned have said, I still my old opinion keep; The posture that we give the dead Points out the soul's eternal sleep. Not so the ancients of these lands; The Indian, when from life released, Again is seated with his friends, And shares again the joyous feast.
Page 146 - And many a barbarous form is seen To chide the man that lingers there. By midnight moons, o'er moistening dews, In habit for the chase arrayed, The hunter still the deer pursues, The hunter and the deer, a shade!
Page 146 - Here still a lofty rock remains, On which the curious eye may trace (Now wasted half by wearing rains) The fancies of a ruder race.
Page 188 - Alas! What boots it with uncessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse, Were it not better done as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair?
Page 146 - Bespeak the nature of the soul, Activity, that knows no rest. His bow, for action ready bent, And arrows, with a head of stone, Can only mean that life is spent, And not the old ideas gone. Thou, stranger, that shalt come this way, No fraud upon the dead commit Observe the swelling turf, and say They do not lie, but here they sit.
Page 51 - Come, raise up the turret; our glory and pride; In the centre it stands, o'er the whole to preside : The sons of Columbia shall view with delight Its pillars, and arches, and towering height: Our roof is now rais'd, and our song stttl shall be, A federal head o'er a people that 's free.
Page 91 - that will do for a salamander." Russell, who was busy with his pen, looked up at the hideous figure, and exclaimed, " Salamander ! call it Gerrymander." The word became a proverb, and, for many years, was in popular use among the Federalists as a term of reproach to the democratic Legislature, which had distinguished itself by this act of political turpitude. An engraving of the " Gerrymander" was made, and hawked about the State, which had some effect in annoying the democratic party.

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