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Page 413 - The path of duty was the way to glory; He that walks it, only thirsting For the right, and learns to deaden Love of self, before his journey closes, He shall find the stubborn thistle bursting Into glossy purples, which outredden All voluptuous garden-roses. Not once or twice in our fair island-story, The path of duty was the way to glory; He, that ever following her commands. On with toil of heart and knees and hands. Thro...
Page 584 - And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
Page 33 - At last his sail-broad vans He spreads for flight, and in the surging smoke Uplifted spurns the ground...
Page 224 - So doth the greater glory dim the less : A substitute shines brightly as a king, Until a king be by; and then his state 95 Empties itself, as doth an inland brook Into the main of waters.
Page 211 - Across the threshold led, And every tear kissed off as soon as shed, His house she enters — there to be a light Shining within, when all without is night ; A guardian- angel o'er his life presiding, Doubling his pleasures, and his cares dividing...
Page 478 - ... she has entangled them in a story which keeps us in suspense till its knot is happily and gracefully resolved ; while, at the same time, a pathetic interest is sustained by an art of which it would be difficult to...
Page 106 - A large amount of such proceeds is still under adjudication and yet to be reported. The total expenditure of the Navy Department of every description, including the cost of the immense squadrons that have been called into existence from the 4th of March, 1861, to the 1st of November, 1864, is $238,647,262.35.
Page 534 - Dominions, and a security for such as pass on the seas upon their lawful occasions ; that the inhabitants of our Island may in peace and quietness serve thee our God...
Page 373 - ... flank is covered by the water. Our right is secure, for the reason that the enemy is too distant to reach us in time. He can only oppose us in front. We bring our fleet into full play. After a successful battle our position would be: Burnside forming our left, Norfolk held securely; our...