Letters on National Subjects, Auxiliary to Universal Education, and Scientific Knowledge: Addressed to Burwell Bassett, Late a Member of the House of Representatives, and James Monroe, President of the United States of America

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Página 38 - He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
Página 28 - Of all that live, and move, and breathe, Man only rises o'er his birth ; He looks above, around, beneath, At once the heir of heaven and earth : Force, cunning, speed, which nature gave The various tribes throughout her plan, Life to enjoy, from death to save, — These are the lowest powers of man. From strength to strength he travels on : He leaves the lingering brute behind ; And when a few short years are gone, He soars a disembodied mind : Beyond the grave his course sublime Destined through...
Página 28 - ... to strength he travels on; He leaves the lingering Brute behind And when a few short years are gone, He soars, a disembodied mind. Destined his future course sublime Through nobler, brighter paths to run; With him, the final end of time, Is but eternity begun. What guides him in his high persuit, Opens, illumines, cheers his way? Discerns th' immortal from the brute, God's image from the mould of clay? 'Tis knowledge, knowledge of the soul, Is power and liberty and peace; And, while the celestial...
Página 28 - Reigns through the deep with quenchless rage ; Parent and young, unweaned from blood, Are still the same from age to age. Of all that live, and move, and breathe, Man only rises o'er his birth ; He looks above, around, beneath, At once the heir of heaven and earth : Force, cunning, speed, which Nature gave The various tribes throughout her plan, Life to enjoy, from death to save, These are the lowest powers of Man. From strength to strength...
Página 38 - When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord's portion is his people ; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
Página 18 - The Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, mindful of the benefits which the City of London received in her ample share in the...
Página 19 - I was looking at the map of NORTH COLUMBIA, from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. Under an introversion of mind arising from this view of the nation, I...

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