A Discourse Pronounced at the Capitol of the United States: In the Hall of Representatives, Before the American Historical Society, January 30, 1836

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P. Thompson, 1836 - United States - 58 pages
 

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Page 41 - A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation : I the Lord will hasten it in his time.
Page 35 - Farewell the tranquil mind ! Farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell ! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner ; and all quality. Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war ! And O, you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell ! Othello's occupation's gone ! lago.
Page 17 - Nor am I less persuaded that you will agree with me in opinion that there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature.
Page 18 - See heaven its sparkling portals wide display, And break upon thee in a flood of day...
Page 35 - Having undertaken for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith...
Page 5 - Society shall be to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.
Page 28 - We were now treading that illustrious island which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible.
Page 35 - ... undertaken, to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, for the Glory of God, and the Advancement of the Christian Faith".
Page 40 - Virginia, describing the frenzy of the moment, says, " there was no thought, no discourse, no hope and no work, but to dig gold, wash gold, refine gold, and load gold.
Page 5 - Nominations of Corresponding Members may be made by the members of the Society ; but no member shall nominate more than one candidate at the same meeting ; and all nominations shall be made at a meeting previous to that at which the ballot is to be taken.

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