The Story of Dayton

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Greater Dayton Association, 1917 - Dayton (Ohio) - 251 pages
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Page 242 - God, give us men! A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands; Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor; men who will not lie; Men who can stand before a demagogue And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking! Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog In public duty and in private thinking...
Page 190 - With a gesture of command, Waved his hand ; And, at the word, Loud and sudden there was heard, All around them and below, The sound of hammers, blow on blow, Knocking away the shores and spurs. And see ! she stirs ! She starts ! she moves ! she seems to feel The thrill of life along her keel! And, spurning with her foot the ground, With one exulting, joyous bound She leaps into the ocean's arms ! And, lo!
Page 242 - There is no influence in any community more potent and powerful for the accomplishment of good than that of the business men unselfishly banded together for the purpose of promoting the general welfare of the entire citizenship.
Page 59 - ... kitchen utensils, so that we could make shift to cook our provisions ; a bed, a. cow and heifer, a ewe and two lambs, a sow and pigs, and a saddle and spinning-wheel.
Page 219 - What was good enough for my father is good enough for me,
Page 118 - The times are bad and want curing, They are getting past all enduring; Let us turn out Martin Van Buren, And put in old Tippecanoe; The best thing we can do, Is to put in old Tippecanoe...
Page 196 - A brown wave of water, six feet high, rolled its foaming crest westward on the streets and meeting at each corner a similar wave from the north, piled the water into a raging torrent which filled the streets with foam and wreckage.
Page 225 - There is no denying that the government of cities is the one conspicuous failure in the United States.
Page 147 - Shepard was still a mere stripling when the civil war broke out. He offered his services to the government of the United States and performed a soldier's duty with devotion and with valor.
Page 15 - To them the words of the great declaration promulgated in this city a hundred and thirty-five years ago that all men are born free and equal and entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness must have a changed meaning.

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