Life and Reminiscences of Hon. James Emmitt: As Revised by Himself

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Peerless printing & mfg. Company, 1888 - 624 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 499 - It is my wish that my ashes may repose on the banks of the Seine, in the midst of the French people, whom I have loved so well.
Σελίδα 620 - In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail ; without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed.
Σελίδα 52 - He saw her lift her eyes ; he felt The soft hand's light caressing, And heard the tremble of her voice, As if a fault confessing. "I'm sorry that I spelt the word; I hate to go above you, Because," — the brown eyes lower fell, — "Because, you see, I love you!
Σελίδα 194 - But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an
Σελίδα 442 - This region, surely, is not of the earth. Was it not dropt from heaven ? Not a grove, Citron or pine or cedar, not a grot Sea-worn and mantled with the gadding vine, But breathes enchantment. Not a cliff but flings On the clear wave some image of delight, Some cabin-roof glowing with crimson flowers, Some ruined temple or fallen monument, To muse on as the bark is gliding by.
Σελίδα 52 - STILL sits the school-house by the road, A ragged beggar sunning ; Around it still the sumachs grow, And blackberry- vines are running. Within, the master's desk is seen, Deep scarred by raps official ; The warping floor, the battered seats, The jack-knife's carved initial...
Σελίδα 287 - Dr. William. Blackstone was a strong exception to the general rule. He was a friend of the negro, their champion, and the prejudiced whites accused the doctor of ' encouraging the d — d niggers to be impudent and sassy to us.' Opposed to Blackstone was a strong family of Burkes, and a number of the Downings, who thought that the only correct way to treat a negro was to kill him. This was their doctrine, and they proclaimed it, with much bravado, on all occasions.
Σελίδα 287 - Opposed to Blackstone was a strong family of Burkes, and a number of the Down ings, who thought that the only correct way to treat a negro was to kill him. This was their doctrine, and they proclaimed it, with much bravado, on all occasions. Outrages on Negroes.— There was a splendid fellow, a darkey named Dennis Hill, who settled at Piketon and established a tanning business, who was almost harassed to death by the negro-haters. He finally left this section and went to Michigan, where he grew...
Σελίδα 313 - Not that my verse would blemish all the fair ; But yet if some be bad, 'tis wisdom to beware ; And better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare. Thus have you shunn'd, and shun the married state, Trusting as little as you can to fate. No porter guards the passage of your door, T...
Σελίδα 431 - ... cross is the great dome, the interior diameter of which is one hundred and thirty-nine feet, and the exterior one hundred and ninety-five and a half. The front of the cathedral is three hundred and seventy-nine feet long and one hundred and forty-eight and a half feet in height. The height of the dome from the pavement to the base of the lantern is four hundred and five feet, and to the top of the cross four hundred and forty-eight feet, or more than double the height of our Washington Monument....

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