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Page 555 - And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth ; and the mule that was under him went away.
Page 128 - ... the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.
Page 322 - In view of the adjudications these principles must be regarded as settled : " 1. A railroad corporation is a person within the meaning of the fourteenth amendment declaring that no state shall deprive any person of property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Page 488 - When the Sun rises, do you not see a round disk of fire somewhat "like a Guinea?" O no, no, I see an Innumerable company of the Heavenly host crying 'Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.
Page 483 - Whether in heaven ye wander fair Or the green corners of the earth, Or the blue regions of the air, Where the melodious winds have birth...
Page 69 - WHEN I was a boy, there was but one permanent ambition among my comrades in our village* on the west bank of the Mississippi River. That was, to be a steamboatman. We had transient ambitions of other sorts, but they were only transient. When a circus came and went, it left us all burning to become clowns ; the first negro minstrel show that ever came to our section left us all suffering to try that kind of life...
Page 375 - Christ and other Masters. A Historical Inquiry into some of the Chief Parallelisms and Contrasts between Christianity and the Religious Systems of the Ancient World.
Page 289 - All the grace, the beauty, the poetry, had gone out of the majestic river!
Page 219 - You— you— don't know?" mimicking my drawling manner of speech. "What do you know?" "I— I— nothing, for certain." "By the great Caesar's ghost, I believe you! You're the stupidest dunderhead I ever saw or ever heard of, so help me Moses! The idea of you being a pilot— you! Why, you don't know enough to pilot a cow down a lane.
Page 471 - I slept soundly till three o'clock, awaked, and then wrote these lines : — Come, pleasing rest, eternal slumber, fall, Seal mine, that once must seal the eyes of all ; Calm and composed, my soul her journey takes, No guilt that troubles, and no heart that aches ; Adieu ! thou sun, all bright like her arise ; Adieu ! fair friends, and all that's good and wise.