The Cape Cod Centennial Celebration at Barnstable, Sept. 3, 1839, of the Incorporation of that Town, Sept. 3, 1639: Giving a Full Detail of the Preliminary Proceedings of the Committees and the Speeches and Toasts at the Dinner, Correctly Reported and Rev

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S.B. Phinney, 1840 - Всего страниц: 92
 

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Стр. 23 - The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rock-bound coast, And the woods against a stormy sky Their giant branches tossed; And the heavy night hung dark The hills and waters o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore.
Стр. 23 - Not as the conqueror comes, They, the true-hearted, came ; Not with the roll of the stirring drums, And the trumpet that sings of fame ; Not as the flying come, In silence and in fear ; — They shook the depths of the desert gloom With their hymns of lofty cheer.
Стр. 30 - Every man of an immense, crowded audience appeared to me to go away as I did, ready to take up arms against writs of assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then and there the child INDEPENDENCE was born. In fifteen years, ie in 1776, he grew up to manhood, and declared himself free.
Стр. 24 - Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard and the sea! And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang To the anthem of the free! The ocean-eagle soared, From his nest by the white wave's foam, And the rocking pines of the forest roared — This was their welcome home! There were men with hoary hair, Amidst that pilgrim band, Why had they come to wither there Away from their childhood's land? There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's truth; There was manhood's brow serenely high,...
Стр. 44 - The march begins in military state, And nations on his eye suspended wait; Stern Famine guards the solitary coast, And Winter barricades the realms of Frost; He comes...
Стр. 24 - There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's truth ; There was manhood's brow serenely high, And the fiery heart of youth. What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine? The wealth of seas; the spoils of war ? — They sought a faith's pure shrine. Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod; They left unstained what there they found Freedom to worship God.
Стр. 65 - The world was sad ; the garden was a wild ! And man, the hermit, sighed, till woman smiled...
Стр. 23 - Not with the roll of stirring drums, And the trumpet that sings of fame ; Not as the flying come, In silence and in fear, — They shook the depths of the desert's gloom With their' hymns of lofty cheer. Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard, and the sea, And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang With the anthem of the free.
Стр. 45 - Cape, running out into the ocean a hundred miles, as if on purpose to receive and encircle the precious vessel. As I now see her, freighted with the destinies of a continent, barely escaped from the perils of the deep, approaching the shore precisely where the broad sweep of this most remarkable headland presents almost the only point at which for hundreds of miles she could with any ease have made a...
Стр. 45 - Provincetown harbour; and there she lies, with all her treasures, not of silver and gold, (for of these she has none,) but of courage, of patience, of zeal, of high spiritual daring. So often as I dwell in imagination on this scene; when...

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