Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, Volume 7

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The Society, 1904 - Washington (D.C.)
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Page 231 - tis true : The elder of them, being put to nurse, "Was by a beggar-woman stol'n away ; And, ignorant of his birth and parentage, Became a bricklayer when he came to age : His son am I ; deny it, if you can.
Page 150 - For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish...
Page 254 - tis weary ; Round its staff 'tis drooping dreary: Furl it, fold it,— it is best; For there's not a man to wave it, And there's not a sword to save it, And there's not one left to lave it In the Wood which heroes gave it, And its foes now scorn and brave it: Furl it, hide it, — let it rest!
Page 258 - No more shall the war cry sever, Or the winding rivers be red; They banish our anger forever When they laurel the graves of our dead! Under the sod and the dew, Waiting the judgment-day; Love and tears for the Blue, Tears and love for the Gray.
Page 104 - Death takes the good — too good on earth to stay, And leaves the bad — too bad to take away.
Page 257 - When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll give him a hearty welcome then, Hurrah! Hurrah! The men will cheer, the boys will shout, The ladies they will all turn out, And we'll all feel gay When Johnny comes marching home.
Page 256 - Yes, we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally once again, Shouting the battlecry of freedom, We will rally from the hillside, we'll gather from the plain, Shouting the battlecry of freedom.
Page 36 - ... decisions are many years old, they are frequently referred to and for this reason a brief outline of each case is here given. In 1896 the board of trustees of the public library in Des Moines, Iowa, fixed a tax rate of one mill for library maintenance and a tax of three mills to create a sinking fund for the purchase of a lot and the erection of a building. In so doing it acted in accordance with a law passed by the general assembly which authorizes- the library trustees to fix the rates given...
Page 248 - CLOSE his eyes ; his work is done ! What to him is friend or foeman, Rise of moon or set of sun, Hand of man or kiss of woman ? Lay him low, lay him low, In the clover or the snow ! What cares he ? he cannot know ; Lay him low ! As man may, he fought his fight, Proved his truth by his endeavor ; Let him sleep in solemn night, Sleep forever and forever.
Page 204 - Our kind friend, Mr. Carroll, has come to hasten my departure, and is in a very bad humor with me because I insist on waiting until the large picture of General Washington is secured: and it requires to be unscrewed from the wall.

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