Memorials of Sarah Childress Polk: Wife of the Eleventh President of the United States

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A.D.F. Randolph, 1892 - Presidents' spouses - 284 pages
Offering chapters on her birth and parentage, meeting of President Polk and more, this volume is a detailed biography of Sarah Polk, one of American history's most popular First Ladies.

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Page 135 - the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Page 247 - Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge; He putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Page 181 - Happy he With such a mother ! Faith in womankind Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high Comes easy to him.' "
Page 138 - By his public policy he defined, established, and extended the boundaries of his country. He planted the laws of the American Union on the shores of the Pacific. His influence and his counsels tended to organize the national treasury on the principles of the
Page 110 - There, standing in our nation's home, My memory ever pictures thee, As some bright dame of ancient Rome, Modest, yet all a queen should be. I love to keep thee in my mind, Thus mated with the pure of old, When love, with lofty deeds combined, Made women great and warriors bold.
Page 96 - I have many books presented to me by the writers,' said she, 'and I try to read them all; at present that is impossible, but this evening the author of this book dines with the President, and I could not be so unkind as to appear wholly ignorant and unmindful of his
Page 133 - Sir, if I had suspected twenty years ago that I should come to my death bed unprepared, it would have made me a wretched man; yet I am about to die and have not made preparation. Tell me, sir, can there be any ground for a man thus situated to hope ?
Page vii - He shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.
Page 101 - And I will assure you of one thing. If you do have occasion to occupy the White House on the 4th of March next, it shall be surrendered to you in perfect order, from garret to cellar.' "'I'm certain that —' " But the laugh that followed this pleasant repartee, which lost nothing from the manner nor the occasion of it, did not permit the guests
Page 83 - Mrs. Polk and the ladies of my household did not attend church to-day. Mrs. Polk being a member of the Presbyterian Church, I generally attend that church with her, though my opinions and predilections are in favor of the Methodist Church.

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