The Story of Berks County (Pennsylvania)

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Eagle Book and Job Press, 1913 - Berks County (Pa.) - 253 pages
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Page 50 - And there the startling drum and fife Fired the living with fiercer life; While overhead, with wild increase, Forgetting its ancient toll of peace, The great bell swung as ne'er before: It seemed as it would never cease; And every word its ardor flung From off its jubilant iron tongue Was,
Page 61 - She answered that she recollected nothing but a hymn, which she used to sing with them, and which was as follows : " Alone, yet not alone am I, Though in this solitude so drear ; I feel my Saviour always nigh, He comes the weary hours to cheer. I am with him, and he with me ; Even here alone I cannot be.
Page 112 - Within, the master's desk is seen, Deep scarred by raps official ; The warping floor, the battered seats, The jack-knife's carved initial ; The charcoal frescos on its wall ; Its door's worn sill, betraying The feet that, creeping slow to school, Went storming out to playing ! Long years ago a winter sun Shone over it at setting ; Lit up its western window-panes, And low eaves
Page 112 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
Page 124 - In the column below, the voter may write the name of any person for whom he desires to vote whose name is not printed on the ballot." Below the line dividing the heading from the blank spaces shall be printed, as in the other columns, the words "presidential electors.
Page 105 - It is our earnest desire that the teacher, as well as the preacher, shall be fairly compensated, so that he can live with his family like an honest man, without being obliged to engage in any business foreign to his professton.
Page 35 - ... pledged themselves to live in love with William Penn and his children as long as the sun and moon should endure.
Page 243 - What makes a city great and strong? Not architecture's graceful strength, Not factories' extended length ; But men who see the civic wrong And give their lives to make it right And turn its darkness into light.
Page 63 - Each company consisted of one captain, three lieutenants, four sergeants, four corporals, a drummer or trumpeter and sixty-eight privates.
Page 34 - I vow, Mr. Penn, I am sorry for you. You are an ingenious gentleman, all the world must allow you, and do allow you that, and you have a plentiful estate. Why should you render yourself unhappy by associating with such a simple people?

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