The World To-day: A Monthly Record of Human Progress

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World Review Company, 1903

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Página 1162 - Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.
Página 1162 - Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate : I am the captain of my soul.
Página 1363 - Above them all the archangel; but his face Deep scars of thunder had entrenched; and care Sat on his faded cheek; but under brows Of dauntless courage, and considerate pride Waiting revenge...
Página 915 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer cloud, Without our special wonder...
Página 1307 - English language, and write his name : provided, hoicever, that the provisions of this amendment shall not apply to any person prevented by a physical disability from complying with its requisitions, nor to any person who now has the...
Página 1305 - The adoption of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments to the Constitution of the United States confronted the Southern and border States with a difficult educational problem.
Página 1163 - These times, though many a friend bewail, These times bewail not I. But when the world's loud praise is thine, And spleen no more shall blame: When with thy Homer thou shalt shine In one establish'd fame!
Página 1590 - measures, not men!", — the idle supposition that it is the harness, and not the horses, that draw the chariot along.
Página 1308 - Every man of the full age of twenty-one years, having resided in this State for the space of one whole year next before the election of Representatives, and is of a quiet and peaceable behavior, and will take the following oath or affirmation shall be entitled to all the privileges of a freeman of this State...
Página 880 - We the darker ones come even now not altogether empty-handed: there are today no truer exponents of the pure human spirit of the Declaration of Independence than the American Negroes; there is no true American music but the wild sweet melodies of the Negro slave; the American fairy tales and folk-lore are Indian and African; and, all in all, we black men seem the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness.

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