Our Country in Story

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Scott, Foresman, 1917 - America - 336 pages
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Page 160 - And may the members of your society in America, animated alone by the pure spirit of Christianity, and still conducting themselves as the faithful subjects of our free government, enjoy every temporal and spiritual felicity.
Page 198 - tis weary; Round its staff 'tis drooping dreary: Furl it, fold it— it is best; For there's not a man to wave it, And there's not a sword to save it, And there's not one left to lave it In the blood which heroes gave it, And its foes now scorn and brave it : Furl it, hide it,— let it rest!
Page 190 - We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty.
Page 90 - They are as large As a calf; they have Horns on their heads Like those of a deer, a horrible look, red eyes, a beard Like a tiger's, a face somewhat like a man's, a body Covered with scales, and so Long A tail that it winds all around the Body, passing above the head and going back between the legs, ending in a Fish's tail.
Page 174 - I have lived to my ninety-sixth year ; I have enjoyed continued health ; I have been blessed with great wealth, prosperity, and most of the good things which the world can bestow — public approbation, esteem, applause ; but what I now look back upon with the greatest satisfaction to myself is, that I have practised the duties of my religion.
Page 192 - BETSY'S BATTLE FLAG FROM dusk till dawn the livelong night She kept the tallow dips alight, And fast her nimble fingers flew To sew the stars upon the blue. With weary eyes and aching head She stitched the stripes of white and red. And when the day came up the stair Complete across a carven chair
Page 46 - Then Isabella rose, With face illumined : then overcome with joy She sank upon her knees, and king and court And nobles rose and knelt beside her. And followed them the sobbing multitude; Then came a burst of joy, a chorus grand, And mighty antiphon — "We praise thee. Lord, and. Lord, acknowledge thee, And give thee glory! — Holy, Holy, Holy!
Page 125 - Contrition, the Ten Commandments of God, the Precepts of the Church, the Seven Sacraments, the Six Necessary Points of Faith, and the Four Last Things of Man.
Page 316 - The days of old, the days of gold, the days of forty-nine" live again in the imagination of every school-child.
Page 172 - No, not yet," they answered, "but 'twill soon be early morn; We will wake you, if you slumber, when the day begins to dawn." Then the statesman left the present, lived again amid the past, Saw, perhaps, the peopled future ope its portals grand and vast, Till the flashes of the morning lit the far horizon low, And the sun's rays o'er the forests in the east began to glow.

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