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Page 27 - This committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston. Jefferson, as chairman, was appointed to draw up the paper.
Page 24 - You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory.
Page 23 - The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, forevermore.
Page 24 - For a few days before Mr. Adams had been rapidly failing, and on the morning of the fourth he found himself too weak to rise from his lied. On being requested to name a toast for the customary celebration of the day, he exclaimed
Page 104 - I withhold my assent from the same, because I regard it as the culmination of a most barefaced, impudent and shameless scheme to betray the interests of the people and to worse than squander the public money.
Page 67 - AbiatharMillard, of Pittsfield, Mass., it has been said that she possessed an intellect of very high order, united with much personal loveliness, sweetness of disixjsition, graceful manners and exquisite sensibilities.
Page 11 - ... the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to succeed, and records how that success has usually crowned their efforts. It tells also of many, very manv, who, not seeking the applause of the world, have pursued "the even tenor of their way," content to have it said of them as Christ said of the woman performing a deed of mercy — "they have done what...
Page 100 - ... watched, and be it said to his credit that his every action displayed only an earnest desire that the suffering Garfield might recover, to serve the remainder of the term he had so auspiciously begun. Not a selfish feeling was manifested in deed or look of this man, even though the most honored position in the world was at any moment likely to fall to him. • At last God in his mercy relieved President Garfield from further suffering, and the world, as never before in its history over the death...
Page 532 - The purpose of the school art league is to foster the interests of art education in the public schools of the city of New York, and to secure to this end the cooperation of other societies. The league is designed as an organization for all interested in the creation of beautiful school surroundings, in the training of the young to the appreciation of fine and of applied art.
Page 23 - school of affliction," from which he endeavored to gain relief by devoting himself, in addition, to the study of law. For this purpose he placed himself under the tuition of the only lawyer in the town. He had thought seriously of the clerical profession but seems to have been turned from this by what he termed " the frightful engines of ecclesiastical counjils, of diabolical malice, and Calvanistic good nature,'' of the operations of which he had been a witness in his native town.