From Log-cabin to the White House: Life of James A. Garfield: Boyhood, Youth, Manhood, Assassination, Death, Funeral

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James H. Earle, 1880 - 478 páginas
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Página 212 - But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious : long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me : give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
Página 442 - Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star; Who makes by force his merit known And lives to clutch the golden keys, To mould a mighty state's decrees, And shape the whisper of the throne; And moving up from high to higher, Becomes on Fortune's crowning slope The pillar of a people's hope...
Página 444 - In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me; As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.
Página 91 - Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright: at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Página 444 - God, to keep that faith, to go forward in the great work until it shall be completed. " Following the lead of that great man, and obeying the high behests of God, let us remember that, — " ' He has sounded forth a trumpet that shall never call retreat ; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat ; Be swift, my soul, to answer him; be jubilant, my feet ; For God is marching on.
Página 428 - Queen Victoria to the memory of the late President Garfield ; an expression of her sorrow and sympathy with Mrs. Garfield and the American nation.
Página 325 - Their answers are now before me. All tell me I can graduate in two years. They are all brief, business notes, but President Hopkins concludes with this sentence : ' If you come here we shall be glad to do what we can for you.
Página 80 - Poverty is uncomfortable, as I can testify; but nine times •out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim for himself.
Página 379 - I have represented for many years a district in Congress;. whose approbation I greatly desired; but though it may seem, perhaps, a little egotistical to say it, I yet desired still more the approbation of one person, and his name was Gartield.
Página 355 - Then began to grow up in me an admiration and love for Garfield that has never abated, and the like of which I have never known. A bow of recognition, or a single word from him, was to me an inspiration.

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