Star Selections, 1876: A Fresh Collection of Patriotic Readings in Prose and Poetry

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Sheldon & Company, 1877 - 98 strani
 

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Stran 39 - It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated, here, to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us : that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion ; 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 government of the...
Stran 8 - One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh, but the earth abideth forever.
Stran 7 - 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, To thank Thee for the era done, And trust Thee for the opening one.
Stran 95 - Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor — men who will not lie; Men who can stand before a demagogue, And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking; Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog, In public duty and in private thinking...
Stran 22 - Long as thine Art shall love true love, Long as thy Science truth shall know, Long as thine Eagle harms no Dove, Long as thy Law by law shall grow, Long as thy God is God above, Thy brother every man below, So long, dear Land of all my love, Thy name shall shine, thy fame shall glow!
Stran 7 - The austere virtues strong to save. The honor proof to place or gold. The manhood never bought nor sold! 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 ! JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER.
Stran 95 - GOD give us men ! a time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands. Men whom the lust of office does not kill ; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy ; Men who possess opinions and a will ; Men who have honor ; men who will not lie ; Men who can stand before a demagogue, And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking ; Tall men, sun crowned, who live above the fog In public duty and in private thinking.
Stran 21 - Then old Shapes and Masks of Things, Framed like Faiths or clothed like Kings — Ghosts of Goods once fleshed and fair, Grown foul Bads in alien air — War, and his most noisy lords, Tongued with lithe and poisoned swords — Error, Terror, Rage and Crime, All in a windy night of time Cried to me from land and sea, No! Thou shalt not be! Hark! Huguenots whispering yea in the dark, Puritans answering yea in the dark!
Stran 68 - said the quick alarming drum. 'Let me of my heart take counsel: War is not of life the sum; Who shall stay and reap the harvest When the autumn days shall come? But the drum Echoed, 'Come! Death shall reap the braver harvest,' said the solemn-sounding drum.

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