Builders of Democracy

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Edwin Almiron Greenlaw
Scott, Foresman and compay, 1918 - 339

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Strona 216 - WALDO EMERSON By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
Strona 196 - Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that, That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, Shall bear the gree, and a' that; For a' that, and a' that; It's comin' yet, for a' that; That man to man, the warld o'er Shall brothers be for a
Strona 166 - one talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest he returning chide; "Doth God exact day-labor, light denied ?" I fondly ask. But Patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies, "God does not need Either man's work or his
Strona 148 - through the deep, While the stormy winds do blow; While the battle rages loud and long And the stormy winds do blow. Britannia needs no bulwarks, No towers along the steep; Her march is o'er the mountain-waves, Her home is on the deep. With thunders from her native oak She quells the floods below,—
Strona 10 - for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own Governments, for the rights and liberties of small nations, for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.
Strona 229 - swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and -my heart to this vote. It is true, indeed, that in the beginning we aimed not at independence. But there is a divinity which shapes our ends. The injustice of England has driven us to arms; and, blinded to her own
Strona 101 - But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Strona 261 - they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. FROM THE
Strona 217 - On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set today a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When like our sires, our sons are gone. Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, and leave their children free, Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee.
Strona 203 - In my opinion," he said, "this kingdom has no right to lay a tax on the Colonies. America is obstinate ? America is almost in open rebellion? Sir, I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves

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