Cities of Many Men: A Wanderer's Memories of London, Paris, New York, and Chicago During Half a Century

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Houghton Mifflin, 1925 - Всего страниц: 313
 

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Стр. 67 - The very village was altered; it was larger and more populous. There were rows of houses which he had never seen before, and those which had been his familiar haunts had disappeared. Strange names were over the doors — strange faces at the windows — everything was strange.
Стр. 92 - Thrice happy bird ! I too have seen Much of the vanities of men ; And, sick of having seen 'em, Would cheerfully these limbs resign For such a pair of wings as thine, And such a head between 'em.
Стр. 247 - Why are thy thoughts thus riveted," my guide Exclaim'd, " that thou hast slack'd thy pace ? or how Imports it thee, what thing is whisper'd here? Come after me, and to their babblings leave The crowd. Be as a tower, that, firmly set, Shakes not its top for any blast that blows. He, in whose bosom thought on thought shoots out, Still of his aim is wide, in that the one Sicklies and wastes to naught the other's strength.
Стр. 243 - ... Washington inspiring order and spirit into troops hungry and in rags ; stung by ingratitude but betraying no anger, and ever ready to forgive ; in defeat invincible, magnanimous in conquest, and never so sublime as on that day when he laid down his victorious sword and sought his noble retirement : — here indeed is a character to admire and revere ; a life without a stain, a fame without a flaw.
Стр. 65 - At such a moment, no honest man will remain silent, or inactive. However distinguished by rank, or property, in the rights of freedom we are all equal. As we are Englishmen, the least considerable man among us has an interest equal to the proudest nobleman, ia the laws and TO constitution of his country...
Стр. 209 - I never have seen; not so full as the Strand, but so rapid. The houses are always being torn down and built up again, the railroad cars drive slap into the midst of the city. There are barricades and scaffoldings banging everywhere. I have not been into a house except the fat country one, but something new is being done to it, and the hammerings are clattering in the passage, or a wall, or steps are down, or the family is going to move.
Стр. 44 - I believe the parallelogram between Oxford Street, Piccadilly, Regent Street, and Hyde Park, encloses more intelligence and human ability, to say nothing of wealth and beauty, than the world has ever collected in such a space before.
Стр. 196 - SIXTY-EIGHTH BIRTHDAY As life runs on, the road grows strange With faces new, and near the end The milestones into headstones change, 'Neath every one a friend.
Стр. 244 - And when asked what State he hails from, Our sole reply shall be, He hails from Appomattox, And its famous apple tree.
Стр. 269 - As by a touch the machinery that gives life to this vast Exposition is now set in motion, so at the same instant let our hopes and aspirations awaken forces which, in all time to come, shall influence the welfare, the dignity and the freedom of mankind.

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