Recollections of full years

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Dodd, Mead & Company, 1914 - Philippines - 395 pages
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Page 391 - If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how — the very best I can ; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me •won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Page 79 - Just as I am, without one plea, But that thy blood was shed for me, And that thou bid'st me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come!
Page 230 - Now it is not good for the Christian's health to hustle the Aryan brown, For the Christian riles and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down ; And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, And the epitaph drear : " A fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.
Page 125 - He may be a brother of William H. Taft, But he ain't no friend of mine!
Page 239 - One of the controlling principles of our Government is the complete separation of church and state, with the entire freedom of each from any control or interference by the other. This principle is imperative wherever American jurisdiction extends, and no modification or shading thereof can be a subject of discussion.
Page 392 - I should be shorn of interest as a guest and be changed from an active and virile participant in the day's doings of the nation to merely a dissolving view. I knew that generally on an occasion of this sort the motive of the diners was to have a guest whose society should bring them more closely into contact with the great present and future, and not be merely a reminder of what has been. But after further consideration, I saw in the name of your club the possibility that you were not merely cold,...
Page 266 - No man is indispensable; my death would little interfere with programme, but my withdrawal more serious. Circumstances last three years have convinced these people, controlled largely by personal feeling, that I am their friend and stand for a policy of confidence in them and belief in their future and for extension of self-government as they show themselves worthy. Visit to Rome and proposals urged there assure them of my sympathy in regard to friars in respect to whose far-reaching influence they...
Page 372 - War of 1846-47; the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; the Grand Army of the Republic; the Medal of Honor Legion; the Union Veteran Legion; the Union Veterans...
Page 269 - This was much more pleasing to me than the offer of the Supreme Court appointment, because it was in line with the kind of work I wanted my husband to do, the kind of career I wanted for him and expected him to have, so I was glad there were few excuses for refusing to accept it open to him.
Page 266 - Shiras' resignation. I am very sorry if what I am doing displeases you, but as I said, old man, this is one of the cases where the President, if he is fit for his position, must take the responsibility...

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