The Private Life of Daniel Webster

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Harper & Brothers, 1852 - 205 стор.
 

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Сторінка 104 - When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him ? And the son of man, that thou visitest him ? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor ; thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands. Thou hast put all things under his feet...
Сторінка 123 - Make slight impressions, and are soon effaced. " But we've a page more glowing and more bright, On which our friendship and our love to write ; That these may never from the soul depart, We trust them to the memory of the heart. There is no dimming — no effacement here ; Each new pulsation keeps the record clear ; Warm, golden letters, all the tablet fill, Nor lose their lustre till the heart stands still.
Сторінка 14 - ... 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 for ever from the memory of mankind ! [Mr.
Сторінка 151 - Liberty first, and Union afterwards, — but everywhere, spread all over in characters of living light, blazing on all its ample folds, as they float over the sea and over the land, and in every wind under the whole heavens, that other sentiment, dear to every true American heart, — Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable," God grant it, — God grant it!
Сторінка 26 - Many a piece did I commit to memory, and recite and rehearse, in my own room, over and over again ; yet when the day came, when the school collected to hear declamations, when my name was called, and I saw all eyes turned to my seat, I could not raise myself from it Sometimes the instructors frowned, sometimes they smiled.
Сторінка 112 - When little children were brought into the presence of the Son of God, his disciples proposed to send them away; but he said, " Suffer little children to come unto me. " Unto me; he did not send them first for lessons in morals to the schools of the Pharisees, or to the unbelieving Sadducees, nor to read the precepts and lessons...
Сторінка 130 - Legislature, (laughter,) and I turned my thoughts to the search of some good object in which I could be useful in that position; and, after much reflection, I introduced a bill which, with the general consent of both houses of the Massachusetts Legislature, passed into a law, and is now a law of the State, which enacts that no man in the State shall catch trout in any other manner than in the old way, with an ordinary hook and line.
Сторінка 14 - Its remains still exist. I make to it an annual visit. I carry my children to it, to teach them the hardships endured by the generations which have gone before them. I love to dwell on the tender recollections, the kindred ties, the early affections, and the touching narratives and incidents, which mingle with all I know of this primitive family abode.
Сторінка 100 - It is a critical mo ment," he added, " and it is time, it is high time, that the people of this country should know what this constitution is.
Сторінка 28 - I remember," says Mr. Webster, in an autobiographical memorandum of his boyhood, "the very hill which we were ascending, through deep snows, in a New England sleigh, when my father made known this purpose to me. I could not speak. How could he, I thought, with so large a family and in such narrow circumstances, think of incurring so great an expense for me. A warm glow ran all over me, and I laid my head on my father's shoulder and wept.

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