Our Origin, Dangers and Duties: The Annual Address Before the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Monrovia, July 26, 1865, the Day of National Independence; and Repeated on Tuesday, August 1, 1865, at Caldwell, St. Paul's River

J. A. Gray & Green, printers, 1865 - 42 Seiten

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Seite 37 - Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
Seite 35 - But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it.
Seite 40 - Twas, in itself, a joy to see ; — While Fancy whispered in my ear, " That torch they pass is Liberty ! " And, each, as she received the flame, Lighted her altar with its ray ; Then, smiling, to the next who came, Speeded it on its sparkling way.
Seite 16 - Full many a gem, of purest ray serene, The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its fragrance on the desert air.
Seite 40 - Twas like a torch-race — such as they Of Greece perform'd, in ages gone, . When the fleet youths, in long array, Pass'd the bright torch triumphant on. I saw th...
Seite 39 - ... administration; and extends the hand of cordial interest to all the friendly nations, especially to those which are of the household of liberty. It is in this way, that we are to fulfil our destiny in the world. The greatest engine of moral power, which human nature knows, is an organized, prosperous state. All that man, in his individual capacity, can do — all that he can effect by his...
Seite 31 - This miserable mode the dreary souls of those sustain, who lived without blame, and without praise. They are mixed with that caitiff choir of the angels, who were not rebellious, nor were faithful to God; but were for themselves. Heaven chased them forth to keep its beauty from impair; and the deep Hell receives them not, for the wicked would have some glory over them.
Seite 7 - Mediterranean, had a homogeneousness of character, and transferred the principles and feelings of the mother-country at once to the new lands where they took up their abode. The colonies that went out from Greece to occupy the maritime regions of Asia Minor, carried with them the love of the arts, of literature, and of liberty, which distinguished Corinth and Athens ; and Ionia became merely a reflected image of what Attica and Achaia and Argolis had been.
Seite 39 - ... our fatherland with such eagerness of desire, and are hastening to explore and take away its riches, ought not Africans in the Western hemisphere to turn their regards thither also? We need to collect the scattered forces of the race, and there is no rallyingground more favorable than Africa. There "No pent-up Utica contracts our powers, The whole boundless continent is ours.

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