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" Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last. "
The Atlantic Monthly - Page 164
1867
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 10

Alexander Pope - 1824 - 596 pages
...her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with...the day ; *"' Time's noblest offspring is the last. Warton. VOL. X. C or perhaps the art, of the ancients. Some among them, who understand English, begin...
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The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham]., Volume 1

James Silk Buckingham - 782 pages
...her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way; The (bur first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day, Time's noblest offspring is the last." Thus, half a century before the folly of Britain had begun to alienate the provinces of America, did...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 10

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - 1824 - 602 pages
...her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; Time's noblest offspring is the last. Warton. or perhaps the art, of the ancients. Some among them, who understand English, begin to relish...
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An Oration Pronounced at Cambridge: Before the Society of Phi Beta Kappa ...

Edward Everett - 1824 - 67 pages
...blessings, on our country. Westward the Star of Empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, The fifth shall close the drama with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last. In that high romance, if romance it be, in which the great minds of antiquity sketched the fortunes...
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The Oriental Herald, Volume 1

1824 - 782 pages
...shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past, A tilth shall close the drama with the day, Time's noblest offspring is the last." Thus, half a century before the folly of Britain had begun to alienate the provinces of America, did...
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The Guardian: With a Biographical, Historical, and Critical ..., Volume 1

1826 - 434 pages
...her clay, By future poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past ; A fifth shall close the drama...with the day; Time's noblest offspring is the last. In September, 1728, a little more than a month after his marriage with Miss Forster, eldest daughter...
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Six Months in the West Indies, in 1825

Henry Nelson Coleridge - 1826 - 348 pages
...he muses on the prophecy of Berkeley. Westward the course of Empire takes its way ; The four first acts already past — A fifth shall close the drama with the day ; — Time's noblest offspring is his last. THE END. ON the 8th August, ten turtles, a negro youth and myself embarked on board the good...
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An Oration, Delivered in the German Reformed Church, Red-Hook, New-York ...

John Overton Choules - 1826 - 34 pages
...rapturous to anticipate the future ! " Westward the course of empire takes its way — The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day — Time's noblest offspring is her last !" Oh ! it is most recreating to the mind's eye, tired with the follies and vices of despotic...
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Fourth of July Orations, Volume 1

1863 - 548 pages
...produced by a high poetical inspiration : "Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest ofispring is the last." This extraordinary prophecy may be considered only as the result of long foresight...
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The African Repository, Volume 2

1827 - 470 pages
...her clay, By future Poets shall be sung. Westward the course of empire takes her way, The four first acts already past ; A fifth shall close the drama...with the day, Time's noblest offspring is the last." In 1783, Mr. Sharp's sensibilities were again awakened in behalf of the poor Africans by private information,...
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