The Old and the New Century: An Address Delivered Before the New York Historical Society on Its Ninety-sixth Anniversary, Tuesday, November 20, 1900

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Page 35 - Our little systems have their day; They have their day and cease to be; They are but broken lights of thee, And thou, O Lord, art more than they.
Page 11 - Society, the principal design of which should be to collect and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil or ecclesiastical History of the United States in general, and of this State in particular, and appointed Mr.
Page 9 - Time all to himself. It seemed to me that I had more time on my hands than I could ever manage. From a poor man, poor in Time, I was suddenly lifted up into a vast revenue ; I could see no end of my possessions ; I wanted some steward, or judicious bailiff, to manage my estates in Time for me.
Page 43 - They were men of present valor, stalwart old iconoclasts, Unconvinced by axe or gibbet that all virtue was the Past's; But we make their truth our falsehood, thinking that hath made us free, Hoarding it in mouldy parchments, while our tender spirits flee The rude grasp of that great Impulse which drove them across the sea.
Page 22 - Every individual being in the possession of rights which he is sure to retain, a kind of manly confidence and reciprocal courtesy would arise between all classes, alike removed from pride and servility.
Page 22 - I can conceive of a society in which all men would feel an equal love and respect for the laws of which they consider themselves the authors; in which the authority of the government would be respected as necessary, and not divine...
Page 7 - Ohio, presented the following resolution, which was Adopted unanimously : Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be...
Page 7 - At a special meeting of the New York Historical Society, held in its hall on Tuesday evening...
Page 11 - Yet any one who upon the grounds which I have given arrives at some such conclusion as my own about those ancient times, would not be far wrong. He must not be misled by the exaggerated fancies of the poets, or by the...
Page 13 - ... ran home to tell his wife he had seen " the devil on his way to Albany in a saw-mill.

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