Poland: The Knight Among Nations

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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1908 - Poland - 359 pages
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Page 162 - Jefferson, to employ the whole thereof in purchasing negroes from among his own or any others and giving them liberty in my name, in giving them an education in trades or otherwise, and in having them instructed for their new condition in the duties of morality...
Page 162 - I Thaddeus Kosciuszko. being just in my departure from America, do hereby declare and direct that, should I make no other testamentary disposition of my property in the United States, I hereby authorize my friend. Thomas Jefferson, to employ the whole thereof in purchasing negroes...
Page 163 - ... condition in the duties of morality which may make them good neighbors, good fathers or mothers, good husbands or wives, and in their duties as citizens, teaching them to be defenders of their liberty and country, and of the good order of society, and in whatsoever may make them happy and useful, and I make the said Thomas Jefferson my executor of this. T. Kosciuszko, 5th day of May, 1798.
Page 290 - O know the mighty works of God; to comprehend His wisdom and majesty and power; to appreciate, in degree, the wonderful working of His laws, surely all this must be a pleasing and acceptable mode of worship to the Most High, to whom ignorance can not be more grateful than knowledge.
Page 27 - ... Agricultural fairs are an established institution. The greatest boon, however, that has come to these provinces is the rise of a sturdy and fairly prosperous middle class. It was the absence of this class which probably contributed more than any other single factor to the downfall of Poland as a nation. Up to about twenty-five years ago the small middle class to be met with in Polish towns and cities was composed almost wholly of Germans and Jews. To-day the young and well-educated generation...
Page 174 - Poland could not, must not end. All that the Poles have done since then in the glorious Polish legions and all that they will still do in the future to gain their country back, sufficiently proves that albeit we, the devoted soldiers of that country, are mortal, Poland is immortal...
Page 148 - the Christians were presented with one of the finest and most dreadful prospects of the greatness of human power ; an immense plain and all the islands of the Danube covered with pavilions, whose magnificence seemed rather calculated for an encampment of pleasure than the hardships of war ; an innumerable multitude of horses, camels, and buffaloes...
Page 25 - Aryan spirit in consequence of which neither our mind nor our heart has ever been perfect, has ever been balanced . . . And what strange, peculiar natures! The German students, for instance, drink, and this is not, in any shape or form, detrimental to their work, nor does it prevent them from becoming sober, practical men. But let a Slav acquire the habit, and he will drink himself into an early grave.
Page 213 - Hustatyn, at the terminus of the railroad and on the frontier between Austria and Russia, our progress was provokingly slow. It was all up grade, and the engine burned only wood. We reached Austrian Husiatyn at half-past eleven. From that hour until half-past two I was crossing the frontier, showing my passport seven times, warding off unsavoury would-be Jew interpreters (Russian and Polish only being spoken here) and generally looking after my luggage. It was a blazing hot day. On the bridge over...
Page 114 - August, three hundred and eighteen years ago, a Tartar freebooter, searching for grass for his horse along the banks of the river Irtish, saw in the shallows the corpse of a warrior, clad in a rich coat of mail with a golden eagle on its breast. He bore it to the captain of the nearest military post, and then found that it was the body of the famous and terrible

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