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Page 128 - tis true, this god did shake : His coward lips did from their colour fly ; And that same eye whose bend doth awe the world Did lose his lustre : I did hear him groan : Ay, and that tongue of his that bade the Romans Mark him, and write his speeches in their books, , Alas ! it cried, " Give me some drink, Titinius,
Page 41 - I am sure sincerity is better; for why does any man dissemble, or seem to be that which he is not, but because he thinks it good to have such a quality as he pretends to? for to counterfeit and dissemble is to put on the appearance of some real excellency.
Page 103 - Had this day been wanting, the world had never seen the last stage of perfection, to which human nature is capable of attaining.
Page 237 - Gage in sending a detachshow our acquiescence in those acts of Parliament so universally and justly odious to all America, that, on the contrary, we hoped we might, in that way, contribute to their repeal ; though now, to our sorrow, we find ourselves mistaken. And we do now further declare, that we never intended the...
Page 128 - He had a fever when he was in Spain, And when the fit was on him, I did mark How he did shake...
Page 98 - ... years of age, who had never seen a battle. It was noticed by those who had the direction of public affairs, and he soon after received the commission of a major in the Continental army. " He now entered on the duties of a soldier with ardor, and devoted all the powers of his mind to the...
Page 104 - He was not only free from the vices incident to a military life, out, what was remarkable, he had acquired more elevated sentiments of morality and religion. He was received in his native town with all the kindness, the congratulations and attentions, which love and friendship could elicit, or respect inspire. He was rich in honor and glory, but he had nothing to meet the claims of his beloved family but the caresses of an affectionate heart. " His old friend Dr. Tufts, being infirm, and advanced...
Page 109 - ... urging him to any further sacrifices for the good of his country. He retired to private life with dignity, and with the love and blessings of a grateful people. Having imperfectly traced the brilliant path of his public career, let us for a moment contemplate Gov. Brooks in his private character; and perhaps we may discover the true source of all his greatness, the charm which bound the hearts of his countrymen to him in ties so strong. He possessed a heart free from all guile, and every inordinate...