Fun and Pathos of One Life

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Page 129 - OPPORTUNITY MASTER of human destinies am I! Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps wait. Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace — soon or late I knock unbidden once at every gate! If sleeping, wake — if feasting, rise before I turn away. It is the hour of fate, . And they who follow me reach every state Mortals desire, and conquer every foe...
Page 138 - Bring me men to match my mountains ; Bring me men to match my plains, — Men with empires in their purpose, And new eras in their brains.
Page 131 - Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.
Page 130 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
Page 129 - MASTER of human destinies am I! Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps wait. Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace— soon or late I knock unbidden once at every gate! If sleeping, wake — if feasting, rise before I turn away. It is the hour of fate, And they who follow me reach every state Mortals desire, and conquer every foe Save death; but those who doubt or hesitate, Condemned to failure, penury, and woe, Seek me in vain and...
Page 163 - Your flag and my flag! And, oh, how much it holds — Your land and my land — Secure within its folds! Your heart and my heart * Beat quicker at the sight; Sun-kissed and wind-tossed — Red and blue and white. The one flag — the great flag — the flag for me and you — Glorified all else beside — the red and white and blue!
Page 163 - Your Flag and my Flag! And, oh, how much it holds — Your land and my land — Secure within its folds ! Your heart and my heart Beat quicker at the sight; Sun-kissed and wind-tossed, Red and blue and white. The one Flag, — the great Flag — the Flag for me and you — Glorified all else beside — the red and white and blue...
Page 157 - May our Lord's dominion last Till a thousand years have passed, Twice four thousand times o'ertold! Firm as changeless rock, earth-rooted, Moss of ages imcomputed Grow upon it, green and old!
Page 140 - As to the constituency clamoring for more, of course, right now they have not got anything and that is why we are here and that is why we are paid such munificent salaries and are men of such courage and vertebrae.
Page 139 - Divinely breathed o'er form and face, In full array of love and light, That dazzled his adoring sight, By soul and sense to be revered, The angel of the world appear'd ! Then what a starry welcome rang ! Each orb an hymeneal sang, While shapes unutterably bright, From heaven gazed down with new delight...

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