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Page 22 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State ! Sail on, O Union, strong and great ! Humanity, with all its fears, With all its hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate...
Page 22 - Tis of the wave and not the rock ; 'Tis but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale ! In spite of rock and tempest's roar, In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea ! Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee...
Page 125 - Upshur, and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, with power to purchase, receive and hold to them and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods and chattels of what kind soever, which may be purchased by or...
Page 123 - ... to their education an impulse and a foundation, by granting three and a half millions of dollars for school houses, salaries, etc., promoting the education of about a million colored children. The principal Negro educational institutions of to-day, then starting, were liberally aided, at a time of vital need. Hampton received over $50,000.00 through General Howard, for building and improvements.
Page 176 - Three years later his alma mater conferred upon him the degree of master of arts.
Page 125 - ... to make and establish from time to time, such by-laws, rules and regulations, not contrary to the laws of this state, or of the United States, as they may judge proper for the good government of said academy.
Page 46 - The walk was long, and the President halted a moment to rest. " May de good Lord bless you, President Linkum ! " said an old negro, removing his hat and bowing, with tears of joy rolling down his cheeks. The President removed his own hat, and bowed in silence ; but it was a bow which upset the forms, laws, customs, and ceremonies of centuries. It was a death-shock to chivalry and a mortal wound to caste.
Page 202 - Colored Troops, convinced me of the excellent qualities and capacities of the freedmen. Their quick response to good treatment and to discipline was a constant surprise. Their tidiness, devotion to their duty and their leaders, their dash and daring in battle, and ambition to improve, — often studying their spelling books under fire, — showed that slavery was a false though doubtless, for the time being, an educative condition, and that they deserved as good a chance as any people.
Page 125 - ... and to make and establish, from time to time, such by-laws, rules and regulations, not contrary to the...