The African Repository, Volume 49

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American Colonization Society, 1873 - African Americans

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Page 169 - ... at a rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent. per annum...
Page 7 - ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 253 - God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise ; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty ; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are ; that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Page 249 - Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory, It spreads from pole to pole; Till o'er our ransomed nature, The Lamb for sinners slain, Redeemer, King, Creator, In bliss returns to reign.
Page 313 - Lands intersected by a narrow frith Abhor each other. Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations, who had else Like kindred drops been mingled into one.
Page 101 - ASLEEP in Jesus! blessed sleep! ••- From which none ever wakes to weep, A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the last of foes. 2 Asleep in Jesus ! Oh, how sweet To be for such a slumber meet ; With holy confidence to sing That death hath lost its painful sting!
Page 7 - Nay, not so', Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low But cheerly still, and said, 'I pray thee, then, Write me as one who loves his fellow-men.
Page 279 - We may behold the beams of science and philosophy breaking in upon their land,* which at some happy period in still later times may blaze with full lustre, and joining their influence to that of pure religion, may illuminate and invigorate the most distant extremities of that immense continent.
Page 176 - In connexion with this subject, I invite the attention of Congress to a general and minute inquiry into the condition of the Government: with a view to ascertain what offices can be dispensed with, what expenses retrenched, and what improvements may be made in the organization of its various parts, to secure the proper responsibility of public agents, and promote efficiency and justice in all its operations.
Page 300 - The light and warmth of Christmas days. Where are our early lessons, The teachings of our youth, The countless words forgotten Of knowledge and of truth ? Not lost! for they are living still, As power to think, and do, and will. Where is the seed we scatter, With weak and trembling hand, Beside the gloomy waters, Or on the arid land ? Not lost! for after many days Our prayer and toil shall turn to praise. Where are the days of sorrow, And lonely hours of pain, When work is interrupted, Or planned...

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