Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg: report of the Pennsylvania Commission, presented to His Excellency, John K. Tener, Governor of Pennsylvania, for transmittal to the General Assembly, Part 1

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Wm. Stanley Ray, State Printer, 1913 - History - 280 pages
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Page 152 - Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song! Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong! 4 Our fathers...
Page 136 - The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead.
Page 137 - Oh make Thou us, through centuries long, In peace secure, in justice strong ; Around our gift of freedom draw The safeguards of thy righteous law : And, cast in some diviner mould, Let the new cycle shame the old...
Page 202 - God lives ! He forged the iron will That clutched and held that trembling hill God lives and reigns ! He built and lent The heights for Freedom's battlement Where floats her flag in triumph still 1 Fold up the banners ! Smelt the guns!
Page 208 - And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also **. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Page 116 - Serene, I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind, or tide, or sea. I rave no more 'gainst time or fate, For, lo! my own shall come to me. I stay my haste, I make delays, For what avails this eager pace? I stand amid the eternal ways And what is mine shall know my face. Asleep, awake, by night or day, The friends I seek are seeking me; No wind can drive my bark astray, Nor change the tide of destiny. What matter if I stand alone?
Page 116 - Tennesseean set His breast against the bayonet! In vain Virginia charged and raged, A tigress in her wrath uncaged, Till all the hill was red and wet! Above the bayonets, mixed and crossed, Men saw a gray, gigantic ghost, Receding through the battle cloud, And heard across the tempest loud The death-cry of a nation lost!
Page 138 - ... that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth . ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Page 136 - Our fathers' God ! from out whose hand The centuries fall like grains of sand, We meet to-day, united, free, And loyal to our land and Thee, We thank Thee for the era done, And trust Thee for the opening one.
Page 225 - Resolved, That invitations be extended to the President of the United States and the members of his Cabinet, the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Diplomatic Corps (through the Secretary of State), the...