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MATTHEW ARNOLD. 1822-1888.
Others abide our question. Thou art free.
Growing Olde Time may restore us in his course Goethe's sage mind and Byron's force; But where will Europe's latter hour Again find Wordsworth's healing power ?
Meinorial Verses. Wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to be born.
Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse. The kings of modern thought are dumb.
Ibid. Philistine must have originally meant, in the mind of those who invented the nickname, a strong, dogged, unenlightened opponent of the children of the light.
Essays in Criticism. Heinrich lleine. There is no better motto which it (culture) can have than these words of Bishop Wilson, “To make reason and the will of God prevail."
Culture and Anarchy. P. 8.
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES. 1822– He serves his party best who serves the country best.?
Inaugural Address, March 5, 1877
1 See Pope, page 339.
On a lone barren isle, where the wild roaring billows
Assail the stern rock, and the loud tempests rave, The hero lies still, while the dew-drooping willows,
Like fond weeping mourners, lean over his grave. The lightnings may flash and the loud thunders rattle;
He heeds not, he hears not, he's free from all pain; He sleeps his last sleep, he has fought his last battle; No sound can awake him to glory again!
The Grare of Bonaparte. Yet spirit immortal, the tomb cannot bind thee,
But like thine own eagle that soars to the sun Thou springest from bondage and leavest behind thee
A name which before thee no mortal hath won. Tho' nations may combat, and war's thunders rattle,
No more on thy steed wilt thou sweep o'er the plain: Thou sleep'st thy last sleep, thou hast fought thy last
battle, No sound can awake thee to glory again.
Till the sun grows cold,
And the stars are old,
Forgot was Britain's glory;
The Song of the Camp.
Ibid. 1 This song was composed and set to music, about 1842, by Leonard Heath, of Nashua, who died a few years ago. – BELA CHAPIN: The Poets of New Hampshire, 1883, p. 760.
DINAH M. MULOCK. 1826-
Two hands upon the breast,
And labour's done; }
Now and After warıls.
ALEXANDER SMITH. 1830-1867.
Like a pale martyr in his shirt of fire.
A Life Drama. Sc. 11
Comes down in slanting lines,
song to the oak, the brave old oak,
The Brave Old Oak.
Then here's to the oak, the brave old oak,
Who stands in his pride alone !
When a hundred years are gone!
Two hands upon the breast, and labour is past. – Russian Proverb.
ELIZABETH AKERS ALLEN. 1832–
Backward, turn backward, 0 Time, in your flight!
Rock me to sleep
BISHOP HENRY C. POTTER. 1835–
We have exchanged the Washingtonian dignity for the Jeffersonian simplicity, which was in truth only another name for the Jacksonian vulgarity.
Address at the Washington Centennial Serrice in
St. Paul's Chapel, New York, April 30, 1889. If there be no nobility of descent, all the more indispensable is it that there should be nobility of ascent, a character in them that bear rule so fine and high and pure that as men come within the circle of its influence they involuntarily pay homage to that which is the one pre-eminent distinction, the royalty of virtue.
FRANCIS M. FINCH.
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgment day;
Tears and love for the Gray.”
The Blue and the Gray
1 This poem first appeared in the "Atlantic Monthly."
GROVER CLEVELAND. 1837-
After an existence of nearly twenty years of almost innocuous desuetude these laws are brought forth.
Message, March 1, 1886. It is a condition which confronts us - not a theory.
Annual Message, 1887. I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor.
Veto of Dependent Pension Bill, July 5, 1888. Party honesty is party expediency.
Interview in New York Commercial Adrertiser, Sept. 19, 1889.
FRANCIS BRET HARTE. 1839-
Which I wish to remark, –
And my language is plain,-
And for tricks that are vain,
Plain Language from Truthful James