The American Manual, Or, New English Reader: Consisting of Exercises in Reading and Speaking, Both in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best Writers : to which are Added, a Succinct History of the Colonies, from the Discovery of North America to the Close of the War of the Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and of the State of New York : for the Use of Schools

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Henry, Hitchcock, & Company, 1841 - Readers - 300 pages
 

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Page 217 - Man marks the earth with ruin—his control Stops with the shore ;—upon thy watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain A shadow of man's ravage save his own, When, for a moment, like a drop of rain, He sinks into thy depth with bubbling groan, Without a grave, unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown.
Page 217 - And many a tyrant since ; their shores obey The stranger, slave, or savage ; their decay Has dried up realms to deserts;—not so thou, Unchangeable save to thy wild waves' play:— Time writes no wrinkle on thy azure brow:—• Such as creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now. 4. Thy shores are empires, changed in all save
Page 207 - Blush'd at the praise of their own loveliness; And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts, and choking sighs Which ne'er might be repeated i who could guess If ever more should meet those mutual eyes. Since, upon nights so sweet, such awful morn could rise? 5. And
Page 233 - 5. The breezy call of incense-breathing morn, The swallow, twittering from the straw-built shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed. 6. For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, No children run to lisp their sire's
Page 119 - Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God, who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election.
Page 217 - deep sea, and music in its roar : 1 love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel, What 1 can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal.
Page 118 - Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation ? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love ? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation,—the last argument to which kings resort. I ask
Page 119 - obtained,—we must fight!—I repeat it, sir, we must fight!! An appeal to arms, and to the God of Hosts, is all that is left us! 9. "They tell us, sir, that we are weak—unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it he
Page 297 - 6. In case of the impeachment of the governor, or his removal from office, death, resignation, or absence from the state, the powers and duties of the office shall devolve upon the lieutenant governor, for the residue of the term, or until the governor absent or impeached, shall return or be acquitted. But when
Page 203 - 1. ON Linden, when the sun was low, All bloodless lay th' untrodden snow, And dark as winter was the flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly. 2. But Linden saw another sight, When the dnim beat at dead of night, Commanding fires of death to light The darkness of her scenery.

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