The American Magazine, Volume 50

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Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, 1900
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Page 179 - ear their paddles chunkin' from Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin'-fishes play, An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay! 'Er petticoat was yaller an' 'er little cap was green, An' 'er name was Supi-yaw-lat — jes' the same as Theebaw's Queen, An' I seed her first a-smokin' of a whackin
Page 99 - There is no rhyme that is half so sweet As the song of the wind in the rippling wheat ; There is no metre that's half so fine As the lilt of the brook under rock and vine ; And the loveliest lyric I ever heard Was the wildwood strain of a forest bird.
Page 99 - Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Page 69 - Jujubes," and returned ruminatingly to his previous position. If I have not in this incident sufficiently established the youthfulness of the junior partner, I may add briefly that he was just nineteen, that he had early joined the emigration to California, and after one or two previous light-hearted essays at other occupations, for which he was singularly unfitted, he had saved enough to embark on his present venture, still less suited to his temperament. In those adventurous days trades and vocations...
Page 604 - But what a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world ; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful .world...
Page 405 - You must not let him run wild in my absence, and will have to exercise firm authority over all of them. This will not require severity or even strictness, but constant attention and an unwavering course. Mildness and forbearance will strengthen their affection for you, while it will maintain your control over them.
Page 576 - Who does not see, then, that every year hereafter, European commerce, European politics, European thought, and European activity, although actually gaining force, and European connections, although actually becoming more intimate, will, nevertheless, relatively sink in importance; while the Pacific ocean, its shores, its islands and the vast region beyond will become the chief theatre of events in the world's great Hereafter.
Page 297 - Hand that scrolls the air this day of jubilee. Flag of the sun that shines for all, Flag of the breeze that blows for all, Flag of the sea that flows for all, Flag of the SCHOOL that stands for all, Flag of the people, one and all — Hail! flag of Liberty! all hail! Hail, glorious years to come!
Page 405 - You do not know how much I have missed you and the children, my dear Mary. To be alone in a crowd is very solitary. In the woods I feel sympathy with the trees and birds, in whose company I take delight, but experience no pleasure in a strange crowd.
Page 39 - Pensamiento," the following translation of which was first given in the New York Herald : Translation. Last Thought. My Farewell, adored fatherland ! Our Eden lost, farewell ! Farewell, O sun's lov'd region, pearl of the Eastern sea ! Gladly I die for thy dear sake : Yea, thou knowest well Were my sad life more radiant far than mortal tongue could tell Yet would I give it gladly, joyously for thee. On bloodstained fields of battle, fast locked in madd'ning strife, Thy sons have dying blest thee,...

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