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Strona 139 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Strona 229 - HARK ! I hear the tramp of thousands, And of armed men the hum ; Lo ! a nation's hosts have gathered Round the quick alarming drum, — Saying, " Come, Freemen, come ! Ere your heritage be wasted," said the quick alarming drum. " Let me of my heart take counsel : War is not of life the sum ; Who shall stay and reap the harvest When the autumn days shall come ? " But the drum Echoed, " Come ! Death shall reap the braver harvest," said the solemnsounding drum.
Strona 165 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest With all their country's wishes blest?
Strona 53 - I therein would have found issue. Hear me profess sincerely : had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, and none less dear than thine and my good Marcius, I had rather had eleven die nobly for their country than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.
Strona 123 - Potomac is now a real army, magnificent in material, admirable in discipline and instruction, excellently equipped and armed; your commanders are all that I could wish. The moment for action has arrived, and I know that I can trust in you to save our country.
Strona 95 - Thus stood the case when the final announcement of the decision was flashed along the electric wire, from the Atlantic, on the East, to the Pacific, on the West ; from the inland seas, on the North, to the Gulf of Mexico, on the South.
Strona 217 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Strona 19 - Thy spirit, Independence, let me share ! Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye, Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare, Nor heed the storm which howls along the sky...
Strona 157 - For Freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son, Though baffled oft is ever won.