Supplement to the Cyclopędia of American Literature: Including Obituaries of Authors, Continuations of Former Articles, with Notices of Earlier and Later Writers Omitted in Previous Editions

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C. Scribner and Company, 1866 - American literature - 162 pages
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Page 123 - Origin and History of the English Language, and of the early literature it embodies. By the Hon. George P. Marsh. US Minister at Turin, Author of " Lectures on the English Language.
Page 112 - Glance their many-twinkling feet. •Slow melting strains their Queen's approach declare: Where'er she turns the Graces homage pay; With arms sublime, that float upon the air, In gliding state she wins her easy way; O'er her warm cheek and rising bosom move The bloom of young Desire and purple light of Love.
Page 16 - The history of their labors is connected with the origin of every celebrated town in the annals of French America : not a cape was turned, nor a river entered, but a Jesuit led the way.
Page 129 - AND WHEREAS laws inconsistent with the spirit of this constitution or with the public good, may be hastily and unadvisedly passed: Be it Ordained, That the Governor for the time being, the Chancellor, and the Judges of the Supreme Court, or any two of them, together with the Governor...
Page 38 - WHEN all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys, Transported with the view I'm lost In wonder, love, and praise...
Page 124 - ... interfere with the spontaneous arrangements of the organic or the inorganic world ; to suggest the possibility and the importance of the restoration of disturbed harmonies, and the material improvement of waste and exhausted regions ; and, incidentally, to illustrate the doctrine that man is, in both kind and degree, a power of a higher order than any of the other forms of animated life, which, like him, are nourished at the table of bounteous nature.
Page 41 - Historical and Legal Examination of that part of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott case, which declares the Unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise Act, and the Self-Extension of the Constitution to Territories, carrying Slavery along with it.
Page 109 - Yet these sweet sounds of the early season, And these fair sights of its sunny days, Are only sweet when we fondly listen, And only fair when we fondly gaze. There is no glory in star or blossom Till looked upon by a loving eye ; There is no fragrance in April breezes Till breathed with joy as they wander by.
Page 47 - with an introductory address, on the causes of the struggle, and the great issues before the country, by Edward Everett.
Page 112 - ... previously to this, on the same anniversary day, Mr. Winthrop delivered an address, instinct with a genuine love of literature, on the occasion of the laying of the corner-stone of the public library of the city of Boston, which, as in the case of the Franklin statue, was supplemented by another, on the opening and dedication of this noble institution. He also, in May, 1857, delivered an address, genial, anecdotical, and historical, at the opening of the grand musical festival at the Boston Music...

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