Around the Capital with Uncle Hank: Recorded Together with Many Pictures

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Nutshell Publishing Company, 1902 - Washington (D.C.) - 346 pages
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Page 190 - AWAKE! for Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight : And Lo ! the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.
Page 348 - Usually books are lent out for two weeks, but there are exceptions and the borrower should note carefully the date stamped above. Fines are charged for over-due books at the rate of five cents a day; for reserved books the rate is twenty-five cents a day.
Page 146 - No great Thinker ever lived and taught you All the wonder that his soul received ; No true Painter ever set on canvas All the glorious vision he conceived.
Page 169 - ... 300 feet above sea level. Area, 521 square miles. Population, 15,374 — white, 5,874; negro, 9,500; foreign born, 119. County seat, Dinwiddie. The mean magnetic declination in 1900 was 3 20'. The mean annual rainfall is 40 to 50 inches, and the temperature 55 to 60. The county is traversed by the Seaboard Air Line, the Atlantic Coast Line, and the Norfolk and Western railroads. Dinwiddie; county seat of Dinwiddie County on the Seaboard Air Line Railway. Dipsey; post village in Carroll...
Page 74 - These eight oil paintings" (waving his hand towards the panels surrounding the rotunda) "have for their subjects memorable scenes in the history of the Continent and of the United States. First, we come to 'The Landing of Columbus on San Salvador, October 12, 1492,
Page 84 - ... Representatives — in the Capitol at Washington, DC The use of this room as an " art gallery " is due to the suggestion of the late Senator Justin S. Morrill, when he was a Representative from the State of Vermont, which resulted in a resolution adopted by Congress in 1864 inviting each State in the Union to send marble or bronze statues of two of her most illustrious sons for the national group. Certain statues and busts owned by the Federal government were used as a nucleus for the collection,...
Page 37 - Now in the names of all the Gods at once, Upon what meat doth this our Ccesar feed, That he is grown so great ? Age, thou art sham'd.
Page 291 - Britain, having, by his last will and testament, given the whole of his property to the United Slates of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the "Smithsonian institution," an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men...
Page 52 - They've made the seats expensive, and it is said that it is easier for the proverbial camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a poor man to enter the Senate nowadays.
Page 82 - Ex-President John Quincy Adams, then a Representative for Massachusetts, was prostrated at his desk on February 21, 1848, by paralysis, resulting in his death two days later.

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