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An Address Delivered Before the Members of the Schools, and the Citizens of ...
Charles Francis Adams
No preview available - 2016
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Page 36 - 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 13 - Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
Page 31 - But what more oft in nations grown corrupt, And by their vices brought to servitude, Than to love bondage more than liberty, Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty; And to despise, or envy, or suspect Whom GOD hath of His special favour raised As their deliverer?
Page 26 - When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another * * * a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation" Possibly no state paper ever contained a nobler sentiment than this.
Page 26 - A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by...
Page 35 - Above the forest's gloomy shade The altar and the school appeared ; On that the gifts of faith were laid, In this their precious hopes were reared.
Page 35 - The altar and the school still stand, The sacred pillars of our trust ; And freedom's sons shall fill the land When we are sleeping in the dust. 4 Before thine altar, Lord, we bend, With grateful song and fervent prayer ; For thou, who wast our fathers' friend, Wilt make our offspring still thy care.
Page 33 - On the contrary, we can perceive that it still formed the master-principle of his soul, ' the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night...