The Wine of Astonishment

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D. Appleton, 1919 - Climatology - 313 pages
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Page 242 - But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts — for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments...
Page 242 - To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.
Page 31 - For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same : but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
Page 284 - EPITAPH ON AN ARMY OF MERCENARIES These, in the day when heaven was falling, The hour when earth's foundations fled, Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead. Their shoulders held the sky suspended; They stood, and earth's foundations stay; What God abandoned, these defended, And saved the sum of things for pay.
Page 32 - Thou hast made the earth to tremble ; thou hast broken it : heal the breaches thereof: for it shaketh.
Page 242 - ... bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, every thing that we are and everything that we have...
Page 308 - Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth.
Page 18 - I don't care what becomes of me When you play me that sweet melody...
Page 81 - Now, for all the world as if she had achieved a desired solitude, she produced a letter from her pocket and began to read. The letter was everlasting.
Page 310 - So it was you !" she said, in a voice between a sob and a laugh.

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