The Life and Character of the Hon. William Parkinson Greene: An Address Delivered Before the Alumni of the Norwich Free Academy, January 25, 1865

Riverside Press, 1865 - 137 Seiten

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Seite 46 - So fades a summer cloud away; So sinks the gale when storms are o'er; So gently shuts the eye of day; So dies a wave along the shore.
Seite 93 - And live there men, who slight immortal fame ? Who then with incense shall adore our name ? But mortals! know, 'tis still our greatest pride To blaze those virtues, which the good would hide. Rise ! Muses, rise ! add all your tuneful breath, These must not sleep in darkness and in death.
Seite 68 - Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend, And rise to faults true critics dare not mend; From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art, Which, without passing thro' the judgment, gains The heart, and all its end at once attains.
Seite 79 - How seldom friend! a good great man inherits Honor or wealth with all his worth and pains! It sounds, like stories from the land of spirits, If any man obtain that which he merits, Or any merit that which he obtains.
Seite 59 - God doth not need Either man's works or his own gifts. Who best Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed, And post o'er land and ocean without rest : — They also serve who only stand and wait.
Seite 131 - ... Resolved, That as a particular mark of respect to the memory of the deceased and in recognition of his distinguished public career, the House, at the conclusion of these exercises, shall stand adjourned. Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate. Resolved, That the Clerk send a copy of these resolutions to the family of the deceased.
Seite 99 - ( naming the county ) and as such, by and under such name and style, may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded...
Seite 79 - Or throne of corses which his sword hath slain ? Greatness and goodness are not means but ends ! Hath he not always treasures, always friends, The good great man? Three treasures, love and light, And calm thoughts regular as infant's breath : And three firm friends, more sure than day and night, Himself, his Maker, and the angel Death.
Seite 101 - That the corporators named in the original act, or their successors, be and they are hereby authorized to increase the capital stock of said company, from its present amount of twenty thousand dollars, to the sum of forty thousand dollars.
Seite 6 - But no mortal speech has ever excited in my mind such emotions as are kindled by this magician. Whenever I hear him, I am, as it were, charmed and fettered. My heart leaps like an inspired Corybant. My inmost soul is stung by his words, as by the bite of a serpent; it is indignant at its own rude and ignoble character. I often weep tears of regret, and think how vain and inglorious is the life I lead. Nor am I the only one that weeps like a child, and despairs of himself. Many others are affected...

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