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Page 71 - Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have Honor; men who will not lie; Men who can stand before a demagogue And Damn his treacherous flatteries without winking! Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking; For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds, Their large professions and their little deeds, Mingle in selfish strife, Lo! freedom weeps, Wrong rules the land, and waiting justice sleeps.
Page 182 - Time takes them home that we loved, fair names and famous, To the soft long sleep, to the broad sweet bosom of death ; But the flower of their souls he shall take not away to shame us, Nor the lips lack song for ever that now lack breath. For with us shall the music and perfume that die not dwell, Though the dead to our dead bid welcome, and we farewell.
Page 181 - Soldier, rest! Thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking; Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking. In our Isle's enchanted hall, Hands unseen thy couch are strewing, Fairy strains of music fall, Every sense in slumber dewing.
Page 109 - No ordinary misfortune, no ordinary misgovernment, will do so much to make a nation wretched, as the constant progress of physical knowledge and the constant effort of every man to better himself will do to make a nation prosperous.
Page 187 - AN honest man here lies at rest As e'er God with His image blest ! The friend of man, the friend of truth ; The friend of age, and guide of youth. Few hearts like his, with virtue warmed, Few heads with knowledge so informed : If there's another world, he lives in bliss ; If there is none, he made the best of this.
Page 239 - And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD : and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Page 41 - Make me a statue," said the King, "Of marble white as snow ; It must be pure enough to stand Before my throne at my right hand, The niche is waiting — go ! " The sculptor heard the King's command, And went upon his way : He had no marble, but he went, With willing hands, and high intent, To mould his thoughts in clay. Day after day he wrought the clay, But knew not what he wrought ; He sought the help of heart and brain, But could not make the riddle plain, It lay beyond his thought. To-day the...
Page 239 - NO DOUBT but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you ! But I have understanding as well as you ; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?