Wide Awake, Volume 23

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D. Lothrop & Company, 1886
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Page 128 - The second * day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to' be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.
Page 38 - We may live without poetry, music, and art ; We may live without conscience, and live without heart ; We may live without friends ; we may live without books ; But civilized man cannot live without cooks. He may live without books, — what is knowledge but grieving ? He may live without hope, — what is hope but deceiving ? He may live without love, — what is passion but pining ? But where is the man that can live without dining ? XX.
Page 128 - an elegant standard, such as is to be used by the commander-in-chief of the American navy ; being a yellow flag, with a lively representation of a rattlesnake in the middle in the attitude of going to strike, and these words underneath,
Page 362 - I have gone through a life of wonders and am the subject of a vast variety of providences. I have been fed more by miracle than Elijah, when the ravens were his purveyors. I have some time ago summed up the scenes of my life in this distich: " ' No man has tasted differing fortunes more; And thirteen times I have been rich and poor.
Page 411 - Sibyl — the thirtieth was at the Trojan war and Helen her name — the thirty-eighth was Queen Semiramis — the sixtieth was Eve, the mother of mankind. So much for the 'Old woman that lives under the hill, And if she's not gone she lives there still.
Page 85 - WHENE'ER a noble deed is wrought, Whene'er is spoken a noble thought, Our hearts, in glad surprise, To higher levels rise. The tidal wave of deeper souls Into our inmost being rolls, And lifts us unawares Out of all meaner cares.

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