Sayings and doings in America [signed Costard Sly].



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195 ページ - Let their last, feeble, and lingering glance rather behold the gorgeous ensign of the republic, now known and honored throughout the earth, still full high advanced, its arms and trophies streaming in their original lustre, not a stripe erased or polluted, nor a single star obscured; bearing for its motto no such miserable interrogatory as, What is all this worth...
237 ページ - I was promised on a time To have reason for my rhyme ; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
195 ページ - I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on states dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood!
225 ページ - When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
240 ページ - ... that justice must not be wholly superseded even by benignant mercy? Is not our new President right in saying that, in the present position of this nation, indulgence to leading traitors may be cruelty to the state? For one, sir, I must confess a mortal repugnance to bloody revenge, and I believe the worst use you can make of a man is to hang him.
264 ページ - BELIEVE me, if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms, Like fairy-gifts fading away, Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art, Let thy loveliness fade as it will. And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart Would entwine itself verdantly still.
190 ページ - Those who are in the power of evil habits must conquer them as they can; and conquered they must be, or neither wisdom nor happiness can be attained; but those who are not yet subject to their influence may, by timely caution, preserve their freedom; they may effectually resolve to escape the tyrant, whom they will very vainly resolve to conquer.
190 ページ - ... happy issue. From what has been said, I think I may lay it down as a maxim, that every man of good common sense may, if he pleases, in his particular station of life, most certainly be rich. The reason why we sometimes see...
59 ページ - The strongest bond of union amongItalians is only a coincidence of hatred. Never were the Tuscans so unanimous as in hating the other states of Italy ; the Senesi agreed best in hating all the other Tuscans ; the citizens of Siena, in hating the rest of the Senesi ; and in the city itself the same amiable passion was subdivided among the different wards.
204 ページ - Wilkie's memory could scarcely furnish him with prettier scenes than the following sketches. The first is an invitation sent across the Atlantic to his American relative. ' You are now almost a stranger in your native land. Twenty-three years form a large portion of life ; and so long you have been absent from Britain, and suffering the scorching beams and the numbing colds of the atmosphere of Virginia. Do not you think you should relish a sight of your old friends, and of the scenes of your infancy?...