A Short History of American Literature: Designed Primarily for Use in Schools and Colleges

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1900 - American literature - 374 pages

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Page 302 - God's excellency, his wisdom, his purity and love, seemed to appear in every thing; in the sun, moon and stars; in the clouds, and blue sky; in the grass, flowers, trees ; in the water, and all nature ; which used greatly to fix my mind.
Page 331 - Tis the six-and-twentieth edition, promulgated at Boston, Anno Domini, 1744; and is entitled, 'The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testaments; faithfully translated into English Metre, for the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints in Publick and Private especially in New-England.
Page 173 - Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away!
Page 272 - With all the mournful voices of the dirges pour'd around the coffin, The dim-lit churches and the shuddering organs - where amid these you journey, With the tolling tolling bells' perpetual clang, Here, coffin that slowly passes, I give you my sprig of lilac.
Page 271 - There is no stoppage and never can be stoppage, If I, you, and the worlds, and all beneath or upon their surfaces, were this moment reduced back to a pallid float, it would not avail in the long run, We should surely bring up again where we now stand, And surely go as much farther, and then farther and farther.
Page 295 - One thing may be said for the Inhabitants of that Province, that they are not troubled with any Religious Fumes, and have the least Superstition of any People living. They do not know Sunday from any other day, any more than Robinson Crusoe did, which would give them a great Advantage were they given to be industrious. But they keep so many Sabbaths every week, that their disregard of the Seventh Day has no manner of cruelty in it, either to Servants or Cattle.
Page 316 - COME, join Hand in Hand, brave AMERICANS all, And rouse your bold Hearts at fair LIBERTY'S Call; No tyrannous Acts shall suppress your just Claim, Or stain with Dishonour AMERICA'S Name.
Page 202 - We will walk on our own feet ; we will work with our own hands ; we will speak our own minds.
Page 300 - That draws oblivions curtains over kings, Their sumptuous monuments, men know them not, Their names without a Record are forgot, Their parts, their ports, their pomp's all laid in th...
Page 331 - mend his Native Country, lamentably tattered, both in the upper-Leather and sole, with all the honest stitches he can take.

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