What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
abolish slavery abolition of slavery abolitionists anti anti-slavery movement army asked attacked battle became believed Boston Buchanan called censure Channing church citizens compromises of 1850 Confederate Congress Constitution Court declared defend Democratic elected emancipation escaped evil Follen free colored Free Soil party freedom friends Fugitive Slave Law Garrison gentleman Government Henry Henson House John Brown John Quincy Adams Judge Kansas Kentucky knew Lecompton Constitution legislature liberty Lincoln lived Lowell Marshall Massachusetts master ment Missouri Compromise negro never North Northern Ohio once opponents opposed party passed person Phillips political President recollect refused regiments replied resolution Robert Rantoul Samuel secede secession seized Senate sent slave-power slaveholders South Carolina Southern speech Sumner taken territory Texas Theodore Parker things thought tion told took troops Union United Virginia vote Webster Wendell Phillips Whig whole Wilmot Proviso wrong
Page 69 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Page 98 - New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still, and onward, who would keep abreast of Truth; Lo! before us gleam her camp-fires, we ourselves must Pilgrims be. Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly through the desperate winter sea, Nor attempt the Future's portal with the Past's bloodrusted key.
Page 205 - Great captains, with their guns and drums, Disturb our judgment for the hour, But at last silence comes; These all' are gone, and, standing like a tower, Our children shall behold his fame. The kindly-earnest, brave, foreseeing man, Sagacious, patient, dreading praise, not blame, New birth of our new soil, the first American.
Page 146 - A pillar of state ; deep on his front engraven Deliberation sat, and public care ; And princely counsel in his face yet shone, Majestic, though in ruin : sage he stood With Atlantean shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest monarchies ; his look Drew audience and attention still as night Or summer's noontide air...
Page 35 - I am in earnest. I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch. AND I WILL BE HEARD.
Page 204 - Nature, they say, doth dote, And cannot make a man Save on some worn-out plan, Repeating us by rote : For him her Old- World moulds aside she threw, And, choosing sweet clay from the breast Of the unexhausted West, With stuff untainted shaped a hero new, Wise, steadfast in the strength of God, and true.
Page 139 - Scorn! would the angels laugh, to mark A bright soul driven, Fiend-goaded, down the endless dark. From hope and heaven! Let not the land once proud of him Insult him now, Nor brand with deeper shame his dim, Dishonored brow.
Page 167 - This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask Content though blind, had I no better guide.