Hampton and Reconstruction

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State Company, 1907 - Reconstruction - 238 pages
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Page 3 - Statesman, yet friend to Truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear; Who broke no promise, served no private end, Who gained no title, and who lost no friend ; Ennobled by himself, by all approved, And praised, unenvied, by the Muse he loved.
Page 8 - To the mean channels of no selfish mart, Goes out to every shore Of this broad earth, and throngs the sea with ships That bear no thunders; hushes hungry lips In alien lands; Joins with a delicate web remotest strands; And gladdening rich and poor, Doth gild Parisian domes.
Page 38 - Lee! Forth from its scabbard, high in air Beneath Virginia's sky— And they who saw it gleaming there, And knew who bore it, knelt to swear That where that sword led they would dare To follow — and to die!
Page 194 - Peace in the quiet dales, Made rankly fertile by the blood of men; Peace in the woodland, and the lonely glen, Peace in the peopled vales! Peace in the crowded town, Peace in a thousand fields of waving grain, Peace in the highway and the flowery lane, Peace on the wind-swept down!
Page 228 - Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail Or knock the breast; no weakness, no contempt, Dispraise, or blame; nothing but well and fair, And what may quiet us in a death so noble.
Page 92 - You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" — and adds "also attributed to Phineas Barnum.
Page 84 - Tolerant plains, that suffer the sea and the rains and the sun, Ye spread and span like the catholic man who hath mightily won God out of knowledge and good out of infinite pain And sight out of blindness and purity out of a stain.
Page 96 - The rule of South Carolina should not be dignified with the name of Government. It is the installation of a huge system of brigandage.
Page 95 - At some of the desks sit colored men whose types it would be hard to find outside of Congo ; whose costume, visages, attitudes, and expression. only befit the forecastle of a buccaneer.
Page 114 - If the canvass of 1876 had resulted in the success of the Republican party, that party could not, for want of materials, even when aided by the Democratic minority, have given pure or competent administration.

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