Festal Gathering of the Early Settlers and Present Inhabitants of the Town of Virgil, Cortland County, N.Y.: Held at Virgil Village, on Thursday, the 25th of August, 1853, Embracing a Historic Sketch of the Town, Supplemented with a Brief Historical Account of Events from that Time to 1878

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A.M. Ford, 1878 - Virgil (N.Y.) - 180 pages

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Page 15 - It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Page 112 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate. We know what master laid thy keel; What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel; Who made each mast and sail and rope ; What anvils rang, what hammers beat; In what a forge and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope.
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Page 112 - Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, Who made each mast, and sail, and rope, What anvils rang, what hammers beat, In what a forge and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope! Fear not each sudden sound and shock, 'Tis of the wave and not the rock; "Tis but the napping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale!
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Page 108 - It is done ! In the circuit of the sun Shall the sound thereof go forth. It shall bid the sad rejoice, It shall give the dumb a voice, It shall belt with joy the earth...
Page 117 - For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
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