A Memoir of Mrs. Susana Rowson with Elegant and Illustrative Extracts From Her Writings In Prose and Poetry

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76 ページ - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us — And that there is, all nature cries aloud Through all her works — He must delight in virtue; And that which He delights in must be happy.
90 ページ - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the' enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
29 ページ - Sweet are the uses of adversity; Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head: And this our life exempt from public haunt Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones and good in every thing.
138 ページ - That wants, we freely give it. No freeborn sailor yet had store, But cheerfully would lend it; And when 'tis gone, to sea for more : We earn it but to spend it. Then drink round, my...
137 ページ - How blest a life a sailor leads, From clime to clime still ranging; For as the calm the storm succeeds, The scene delights by changing! When tempests howl along the main. Some object will remind us. And cheer with hopes to meet again Those friends we've left behind us. Then, under snug sail, we laugh at the gale, And though landsmen look pale, never heed 'em; But toss off a glass to a favorite lass, To America, commerce, and freedom!
139 ページ - Gallia through Europe has rushed like a flood. And deluged the earth with an ocean of blood: While by faction she's led, while she's governed by knaves, We court not her smiles, and will ne'er be her slaves; Her threats we defy. While our standard shall fly. Resolved, firm, and steady, We always are ready To fight, and to conquer, to conquer or die. Tho...
139 ページ - To know we're resolved, let them think on the hour, When Truxton, brave Truxton off Nevis's shore. His ship mann'd for battle, the standard unfurl'd, And at the Insurgente defiance he hurled; And his valiant tars cry, While our standard shall fly. Resolved, firm, and steady, W'e always are ready To...
137 ページ - How bless'd the life a sailor leads, From clime to clime still ranging, For as the calm the storm succeeds, The scene delights by changing.
20 ページ - I ascended an eminence at a distance and saw the flames of the light-house ascending up to heaven like grateful incense, and the ships wasting their powder." The British at once began the reconstruction of the lighthouse with a force of carpenters, guarded by marines. In consequence, a command of three hundred men under Major Tupper was detached from the American army with orders to stop the work, and on July 31, during...
136 ページ - ... cot I return, When oh, what new sources of bliss ; My children rush out, while their little hearts burn, Each striving to gain the first kiss. My Dolly appears with a smile on her face, Good...

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