The Story of Liberty

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Harper & brothers, 1878 - History, Universal (Juvenile) - 415 pages
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User Review  - Melinda Pritchard -

The majority of this book covers European history prior to the settling of America because those events set the stage for liberty to bloom in the New World. It was fascinating to read the stories and ... Read full review

User Review  - Kay -

History becomes alive with intriguing, never before read accounts of real people, real events. Every American and every Christian should read this book so they can truly appreciate the freedom and liberty they enjoy. Read full review

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Page 349 - And he has bound a snow-white plume upon his gallant crest. He looked upon his people, and a tear was in his eye; He looked upon the traitors, and his glance was stern and high. Right graciously he smiled on us, as rolled from wing to wing, Down all our line, a deafening shout, "God save our Lord the King!
Page 20 - Or, what good love may I perform for you ? Many a poor man's son would have lain still, And ne'er have spoke a loving word to you ; But you at your sick service, had a prince. Nay, you may think, my love was crafty love, And call it cunning : Do, an if you will. If Heaven be pleased, that you must use me ill, Why, then you must.
Page 20 - When your head did but ache, I knit my handkerchief about your brows, (The best I had, a princess wrought it me,) And I did never ask it you again : And with my hand at midnight held your head, And, like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and anon cheer'd up the heavy time, Saying, What lack you ? and, Where lies your grief?
Page 67 - GLORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee, for thy great glory, O Lord God, Heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
Page 28 - Now, gentlemen, I would rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec!
Page 359 - But pitiful it was to see the heavy case of these poor women in this distress ; what weeping and crying on every side ; some for their husbands that were carried away in the ship...
Page 349 - In March 1590 he gained a decisive victory over that party at Ivry. Before the battle, he addressed his troops — "My children, if you lose sight of your colors, rally to my white plume: you will always find it in the path to honor and glory.
Page 260 - Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short. Take heed therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thine honesty.
Page 359 - The other men, who were in greatest danger, made shift to escape before the troops could surprise them, only sufficient staying to assist the women. But it was pitiful to see these poor women in their distress. What weeping and crying on every side: some for their husbands carried away in the ship; others not knowing what would become of them and their little ones; others again melted in tears, seeing their poor little ones hanging about them, crying for fear and quaking with cold!
Page 107 - He looks back and sees an old friend pursuing him on a horse, and beckoning him to come back. He saw Columbus turn away from the Alhambra, disheartened, and he hastens to the queen and tells her what a great thing it would be, at a trifling expense, if what the sailor believes should prove true. "It shall be done," Isabella replies. "I will pledge my jewels to raise the money; call him back.

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