A Discourse Delivered Before the Faculty, Students, and Alumni of Dartmouth College: On the Day Preceding Commencement, July 27, 1853, Commemorative of Daniel Webster
J. Munroe, 1853 - 88 Seiten
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Seite 91 - When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood.
Seite 89 - I speak to-day, out of a solicitous and anxious heart, for the restoration to the country of that quiet and that harmony which make the blessings of this Union so rich, and so dear to us all. These are...
Seite 17 - With prospects bright upon the world he came, Pure love of virtue, strong desire of fame ; Men watched the way his lofty mind would take, And all foretold the progress he would make.
Seite 29 - If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed, or duty violated, is still with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall cover us, in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet with us.
Seite 38 - It is, sir, as I have said, a small College. And yet there are those who love it. [Here the feelings which he had thus far succeeded in keeping down, broke forth: his lips quivered; his firm cheeks trembled with emotion; his eyes were filled with tears; his voice choked, and he seemed struggling to the utmost simply to gain that mastery over himself which might save him from an unmanly burst of feeling.
Seite 72 - ... revolutionary war, shrunk from no danger, no toil, no sacrifice, to serve his country, and to raise his children to a condition better than his own, may my name and the name of my posterity be blotted forever from the memory of mankind ! [Mr.
Seite 89 - ... out for no fragment upon which to float away from the wreck, if wreck there must be, but for the good of the whole, and the preservation of...
Seite 84 - ... material policy and law, and the Constitution, give us back his name. What American landscape will you look on ; what subject of American interest will you study ; what source of hope or of anxiety, as an American, will you acknowledge that it does not recall him ? I have reserved, until I could treat it as a separate and final topic, the consideration of the morality of Mr. Webster's public character and life. To his true fame, — to the kind and degree of influence which that large series...
Seite 36 - I observed that Judge Story, at the opening of the case, had prepared himself, pen in hand, as if to take copious minutes. Hour after hour I saw him fixed in the same attitude, but, so far as I could perceive, with not a note on his paper. The argument closed, and I could not discover that he had taken a single note. Others around me remarked the same thing ; and it was . among the on dits of Washington, that a friend spoke to him of the fact with surprise, when the Judge remarked...