The Coming Democracy

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Macmillan and Company, 1882 - Democracy - 5 pages
 

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Page 336 - Redress the rigours of th' inclement clime ; Aid slighted truth with thy persuasive strain ; Teach erring man to spurn the rage of gain ; Teach him, that states of native strength...
Page 32 - Had unambitious mortals minded nought, But in loose joy their time to wear away ; Had they alone the lap of dalliance sought, Pleas'd on her pillow their dull heads to lay ; Rude...
Page 317 - Though poor the peasant's hut, his feasts though small, He sees his little lot the lot of all; Sees no contiguous palace rear its head, To shame the meanness of his humble shed...
Page 325 - Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help?
Page 335 - So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And- these have smaller still to bite 'em, And so proceed ad infinitum.
Page 127 - Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods...
Page 379 - YE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways, draw near with faith, and take this Holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
Page 308 - Love thou thy land, with love far- brought From out the storied Past, and used Within the Present, but transfused Thro' future time by power of thought.
Page 200 - We have no title-deeds to house or lands; Owners and occupants of earlier dates From graves forgotten stretch their dusty hands, And hold in mortmain still their old estates.
Page 339 - BEFORE man parted for this earthly strand, While yet upon the verge of heaven he stood, God put a heap of letters in his hand, And bade him make with them what word he could. And man has turn'd them many times ; made Greece, Rome, England, France; — yes, nor in vain essay'd Way after way, changes that never cease ! The letters have combined, something was made. But ah ! an inextinguishable sense Haunts him that he has not made what he should...

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