Samuel L. Schmucker: The Discovery of His Lost Art

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Olde America Antiques, 2001 - Illustrators - 192 pages
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Page 154 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, which moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 72 - O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests, and is never shaken ; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out ev'n to the edge of doom. If this be error, and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Page 70 - With downcast eyes and modest grace ; For well she knew, I could not choose But gaze upon her face. I told her of the knight that wore Upon his shield a burning brand; And that for ten long years he wooed The lady of the land. I told her how he pined : and ah ! The deep, the low, the pleading tone With which I sang another's love, Interpreted my own.
Page 76 - Ah ! what would the world be to us If the children were no more ? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.
Page 71 - GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time...
Page 172 - SHE walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellow'd to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
Page 75 - THE CITY CHILD. DAINTY little maiden, whither would you wander? Whither from this pretty home, the home where mother dwells? ' Far and far away,' said the dainty little maiden, ' All among the gardens, auriculas, anemones, Roses and lilies and Canterbury-bells.
Page 31 - [t]he most compelling aspect of this story ... is that the chromo civilization was marked by a faith in fine art, a belief in the power of art to enrich the life of anyone. This attitude embraced the notion, heretical to some, that fine art should be reproduced, packaged, and offered to the masses. The chromo embodied this attitude it was the democratic art of the post-Civil War decades.
Page 171 - She listened with a flitting blush, With downcast eyes and modest grace; For well she knew, I could not choose But gaze upon her face.
Page 153 - After attending schools in this section he graduated from Yale College in 1860 and in 1862 began the study of law. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted and was made first lieutenant of Company A, 128th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. After serving nine months he returned to Beading, and on February 8, 1863, he re-enlisted and was made captain of Company C, 42d Begiment.

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