Kentucky Politicians: Sketches of Representative Corncrackers and Other Miscellany (Google eBook)

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Press of the Courier-Journal job printing Company, 1886 - Kentucky - 259 pages
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Page 208 - O, father abbot, An old man, broken with the storms of state, Is come to lay his weary bones among ye ; Give him a little earth for charity...
Page 220 - Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
Page 186 - The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on Life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.
Page 187 - The heroes' sepulchre. Rest on, embalmed and sainted dead, Dear as the blood ye gave ; No impious footstep here shall tread The herbage of your grave ; Nor shall your glory be forgot While Fame her record keeps, Or Honor points the hallowed spot Where Valor proudly sleeps.
Page 220 - We live in deeds, not years ; in thoughts, not breaths ; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most feels the noblest acts the best...
Page 218 - Droop not though shame, sin, and anguish are round thee ; Bravely fling off the cold chain that hath bound thee, Look to yon pure heaven smiling beyond thee ; Rest not content in thy darkness a clod. Work for some good, be it ever so slowly ; Cherish some flower, be it ever so lowly ; Labor ! all labor is noble and holy ; Let thy great deeds be thy prayer to thy God.
Page 211 - Beneath soft clouds along the horizon rolled, Till the slant sunbeams through their fringes raining Bathe all the hills in melancholy gold.
Page 254 - OUR early days ! How often back We turn on life's bewildering track, To where, o'er hill and valley, plays The sunlight of our early days...
Page 21 - ... still loved to discuss the constitution, to inculcate the public good, and to charge his friends with blessings for his country. He was long one of the most interesting shrines to which its votaries repaired : a relic of republican virtue which none could contemplate without reverence and edification. On the 28th of June, 1836, he died ; as serene, philosophical, and calm in the last moments of existence, as he had been in all the trying occasions of life.
Page 21 - Jefferson being chosen President of the United States in 1801, appointed Mr. Madison his Secretary of State, in which office he continued during the eight years of Jefferson's presidency, illustrating the whole period by his masterly writings and judicious participation.

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