Orations Delivered at Minnesota Inter-collegiate Oratorical Contests, 1881-1886

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Johnson Bros. & Amos, 1886 - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 152 pages
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Page 92 - We wish, finally, that the last object on the sight of him who leaves his native shore, and the first to gladden his who revisits it, may be something which shall remind him of the liberty and the glory of his country. Let it rise till it meet the sun in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and parting day linger and play on its summit.
Page 70 - Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mourn...
Page 90 - I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.
Page 55 - ... these cannot expire; — These shall resist the empire of decay, When time is o'er, and worlds have passed away; Cold in the dust the perished heart may lie, But that which warmed it once can never die.
Page 68 - Our toils obscure, and a' that ; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that ! What tho' on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man, for a
Page 89 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, ' I have no need of thee ' ; nor again the head to the feet,
Page 68 - Is there, for honest poverty, That hangs his head, and a' that ? The coward slave — we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a
Page 34 - And have ye not read this Scripture ; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner...
Page 67 - That I, for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some useful plan or book could make, Or sing a sang at least.
Page 3 - English plow in the thin soil of Plymouth was truly the first line in our Declaration of Independence. Jefferson was not the prophet looking forth into the future, but the scribe sitting at the feet of the past. But nationality is not a thing to be won by the sword. We may safely trust to the influence of our institutions to produce all of it that is valuable. Let us be content that, if we have been...

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