What people are saying - Write a review
Other editions - View all
advance arts beauty become better blessings Boston building called carry cause character Charitable Mechanic Association civilization classes common condition consider continued earth effect engine England equally established exhibition existence fact feel Festival force friends genius George give hall hands happiness heart honor hope human hundred important improvement increase individual industry influence institutions interest invention John Joseph kind knowledge labor land laws less living look manufactures Massachusetts Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic means mechanic arts meeting ment mind moral nature never object occasion operation original passed peace period practical present President principles progress prosperity respect result seems skill social society spirit steam success thing thought thousand tion trade true wealth whole wonderful
Page 18 - Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings ; he shall not stand before mean men...
Page 10 - Tis of the wave and not the rock; 'Tis but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale ! In spite of rock and tempest's roar, In spite of false lights on the shore. Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea! Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee.
Page 19 - The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold ; Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them : the oars were silver ; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water, which they beat, to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.
Page 9 - The clouds and sunbeams, o'er his eye That once their shades and glory threw Have left in yonder silent sky No vestige where they flew. The annals of the human race, Their ruins, since the world began, Of HIM afford no other trace Than this, — THERE LIVED A MAN ! November 4, 1805.
Page 4 - Our toils obscure an' a' that, The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a* that. What though on hamely fare we dine. Wear hoddin grey, an' a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine; A Man's a Man for a
Page 4 - Of genius, that power which constitutes a poet; that quality without which judgment is cold, and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the superiority must, with some hesitation, be allowed to Dryden.
Page 10 - UNION, strong and great ! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate ! We know what Master laid thy keel, What Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, Who made each mast, and sail, and rope, What anvils rang, what hammers beat, In what a forge and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope ! Fear not each sudden sound and shock, 'Tis of the...
Page 27 - There was a little city (says he), and few men within it ; and there came a great King against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it : " Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city ; yet no man remembered that same poor man. " Then, said I, wisdom is better than strength ; wisdom is better than weapons of war ; nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.