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Page 2 - Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years; have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom. The men themselves were hid and inaccessible, solitary, impatient of interruption, fenced by etiquette ; but the thought which they did not uncover to their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age.
Page 4 - American Statesmen. Edited by JOHN T. MORSE, Jr. John Quincy Adams. By John T. Morse, Jr.
Page 349 - Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, And down he run, Hickory, dickory, dock.
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Page 291 - Wouldst thou," — so the helmsman answered, "Learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers Comprehend its mystery !" In each sail that skims the horizon, In each landward-blowing breeze, I behold that stately galley, Hear those mournful melodies ; Till my soul is full of longing, For the secret of the sea, And the heart of the great ocean Sends a thrilling pulse through me.