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As I Remember: Recollections of American Society During the Nineteenth ...
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Page 64 - TO HELEN Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, wayworn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.
Page 357 - He was lover and friend to his country as well ! For the stars on our banner, grown suddenly dim, Let us weep, in our darkness, — but weep not for him ! Not for him, — who, departing, leaves millions in tears ! Not for him, — who has died full of honor and years ! Not for him, — who ascended fame's ladder so high, From the round at the top he has stepped to the sky...
Page 162 - Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
Page 122 - Come, fill your glasses, fellows, and stand up in a row; To singing sentimentally, we're going for to go; In the Army there's sobriety, promotion's very slow, So we'll sing our reminiscences of Benny Havens, oh!
Page 242 - That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger To sound what stop she please. Give me that man That is not passion's slave, and I will wear him In my heart's core, ay, in my heart of heart, As I do thee.
Page 226 - Connecticut, lest he should imbibe in his youth that low craft and cunning so incident to the people of that country...
Page 253 - I hope your health is good. China is a great Empire, extending over a great part of the world. The Chinese are numerous. You have millions and millions of subjects.
Page 254 - Fuhchau, and all such other places as may offer profitable exchanges both to China and the United States, provided they do not break your laws nor our laws. We shall not take the part of evil-doers.