The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, Volume 3

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909 - 551 pages
 

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Page 536 - He is gone who seem'd so great. Gone; but nothing can bereave him Of the force he made his own Being here, and we believe him Something far advanced in State, And that he wears a truer crown Than any wreath that man can weave him. Speak no more of his renown, Lay your earthly fancies down, And in the vast cathedral leave him. God accept him, Christ receive him.
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Page 292 - See yonder poor, o'erlabour'd wight, So abject, mean and vile, Who begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn.
Page 296 - But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Page 321 - I no longer felt any doubt that the lake at my feet gave birth to that interesting river, the source of which has been the subject of so much speculation, and the object of so many explorers.
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Page 278 - Smiling cordially, he lifted his cap, and answered briefly, "Yes." This ending all skepticism on my part, my face betrayed the earnestness of my satisfaction as I extended my hand and added, — "I thank God, Doctor, that I have been permitted to see you.
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Page 346 - And for years and years to come, in many homes in Zanzibar, there will be told the great story of our journey, and the actors in it will be heroes among their kith and kin. For me too they are heroes, these poor, ignorant children of Africa, for, from the first deadly struggle in savage Ituru to the last staggering rush into Embomma, they had rallied to my voice like veterans, and in the hour of need they had never failed me.
Page 198 - After a steady exchange of musketry, which lasted some time, we heard the order: 'Fix Bayonets! On the doublequick !' in tones that thrilled us. There was a simultaneous bound forward, each soul doing his best for the emergency. The Federals appeared inclined to await us; but, at this juncture, our men raised a yell, thousands responded to it, and burst out into the wildest yelling it has ever been my lot to hear. It drove all sanity and order from among us. It served the double purpose of relieving...

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